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Core Skills in Laparoscopic Surgery Course

This course has been approved by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and has been awarded 11 CPD Points.

This course has been successfully running for more than 10 years and continues to develop. Positive feedback has been received ever since the course started. A few examples from the fully booked course that we held recently as follows:

         "Everything taught on the course was extremely useful".

        "All the instructors very approachable and great teachers".

       "Large amount of time spent practicing was hugely useful".   ·        

"The lap chole practical session was a very good introduction to performing a lap chole. I liked the use of real tissue such as the pig liver and gallbladder".

Based on the feedback received and request from the previous course delegates Laparoscopic Suturing Skills has been newly added onto the programme.

This is an intensive, two-day course focusing on the core skills required for safe laparoscopic surgical practice. The course has been carefully designed to maximise hands-on experience whilst in our centre. The course is equally suitable for the junior surgeon starting out in minimal access surgery and for the more senior surgeon who is either new to laparoscopy or wishes to refresh their core skills.


Course content

Day one

Camera and scope manipulation, abdominal access and insufflation, ergonomics, sharp and blunt dissection, clip application electrosurgery, looping, tissue extraction, and port site closure.

Day two

Diagnostic laparoscopy, laparoscopic appendicectomy, and laparoscopic cholecystectomy

All fees include tuition, on-line learning course, practical materials and a light lunch.

Core Skills in Laparoscopic Surgery: Making the Leap from Camera person to Surgeon

A review by past participant Alison Bradley