Intermediate Skills for Laparoscopic Surgeons (December)

19 June 2019

(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. This course has been approved by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and has been awarded 18 CPD points. Level of Course: CT1-ST6


The course will cover (lectures and hands-on practices)

  • Ergnonomics in laparoscopic surgery
  • Difficult access techniques and adhesiolysis
  • Extracorporeal knot-tying technique
  • Laparoscopic suturing and intracorporeal knot tying
  • 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 incisional hernia
  • Repair of perforated duodenal ulcer
  • Laparoscopic stapled Gastroenterostomy

Expert Sessions

  • Laparoscopic colorectal surgery
  • prevention of laparoscopic bile duct injury
  • Laparoscopic repair of perforated duodenal ulcer
  • Laparoscopic stapled gastroenterostomy
  • 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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