Intermediate Skills for Laparoscopic Surgeons (December)

04 - 06 December 2023

(3 days)

Dundee Institute for Healthcare Simulation, University of Dundee, UK

Summary of course

A 3 day, practical course providing laboratory based practice of intermediate laparoscopic skills, aimed at surgical trainees (SPR) with some prior experience of laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The atmosphere is relaxed and informal, allowing easy exchange of ideas and experiences. Level of Course: CT1-ST6


Course Director - Mr Samer Zino MD,MSc,MRes,MRCS,PhD(Gla),FRCS.  Consultant UGI and Bariatric surgeon at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, Scotland. Co-Director - Mr Benjie Tang, Senior Lecturer, Surgical Skills Centre.

The course provides;

  • Maximum laboratory time to practise a wide range of intermediate to advanced laparoscopic skills
  • Hands-on practical sessions on a variety laparoscopic procedures with animal tissue models
  • Opportunity of using advanced surgical energy devices
  • Expert Sessions to address a variety of topics in laparoscopic surgery
  • Personal tuition and feedback
  • Self paced and flexible programme
  • Opportunity to view different applications
  • Maximum of twenty participants

The course will cover (step-by-step demonstrations followed by hands-on sessions)


  • Ergnonomics in laparoscopic surgery
  • Difficult access techniques and adhesiolysis
  • Extracorporeal knot-tying technique
  • Laparoscopic suturing and intracorporeal knot tying
  • Laparoscopic continuous suturing techniques
  • Tumbled square knot
  • Free laparoscopic suturing exercise
  • Prevention of laparoscopic bile duct injuries
  • Intraoperative cholangiography
  • Primary closure of CBD or 'T' tube insertion
  • Hiatial repair using tumbled square knot
  • Repair of perforated duodenal ulcer
  • Repair of incisional hernia
  • Laparoscopic stapled Gastroenterostomy


Expert Sessions

  • Difficult access techniques and indication for conversion to open
  • Laparoscopic colorectal surgery
  • Prevention of laparoscopic bile duct injury
  • Laparoscopic intraoperative cholangiography
  • Laparoscopic repair of perforated duodenal ulcer
  • Laparoscopic stapled gastroenterostomy
  • Total extra-peritoneal (TEP) hernia repair
  • Laparoscopic incisional hernia repair

Who is it for?

This course is aimed at surgical trainees (SPR) with some prior experience of laparoscopic cholecystectomy. It is desirable that attendees have already completed a basic training course in laparoscopic surgery before applying for a place on this course.

How to apply?

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