Incision and Closure of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue

This module will examine how a surgeon decides where to make an incision and techniques for closure. Instruments and materials for this will be discussed, as well as complications.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
Royal College of Ophthalmologists

What will I learn?

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  1. Specify how to make incisions of skin and subcutaneous tissue, including:
  2. Use of Langer’s lines;
  3. Names of common incisions;
  4. Choice of instrument;
  5. Safe practice;
  6. Specify how to make closures of skin and subcutaneous tissue, including:
  7. Options for closure;
  8. Suture and needle choice;
  9. Identify how to reduce the likelihood of scars and contractures

Course provided in association with


  • This eLearning session is provided by the Content Providers listed above but it does not in any way constitute a qualification or accreditation from them.
  • Certificates provided at the end of each session are issued by Talisium under licence and cannot be used by students to seek membership, fellowship or any other form of recognition by the Content Provider.
  • This micro skills course may contain references to UK laws, regulations, policies and practice guidelines.
  • You should apply the lessons within the context of your local environment.
  • This micro skills course may contain features that are not optimised for mobile devices.