Expertise Theories and the Design of Surgical Education

  • Alexander HarrisEmail author
Part of the Innovation and Change in Professional Education book series (ICPE, volume 17)


This chapter provides a critical analysis of key theories and models of expertise, in general and specific to surgery. The chapter will further consider the application of these theories to surgical education and skill acquisition, from a United Kingdom (UK) perspective, with a focus on simulation.


Expertise Surgery Surgical education Simulation Deliberate practice 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Imperial College LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.NW London DeaneryLondonUK

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