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Core Skills in Laparoscopic Surgery Course

Course Date: 
Thursday, October 19, 2023 - 08:45 to Friday, October 20, 2023 - 16:30
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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.

Course Director - Mr Pradeep Patil, Ninewells Hospital,Dundee, Scotland.

Level of Course: F1 and above

This course has been successfully running for more than 10 years and continues to develop based on the feedback from course delegates and faculty. 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. Our expert faculty team will provide a series of lectures, hints & tips and individual feedback during the practical sessions.

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 port closure, insufflation, ergonomics, sharp and blunt dissection, clip application, safe use of electrosurgery, understanding and safe use of advanced surgical energy devices, application of endoloop, tissue extraction and diagnostic laparoscopy.

Day two

Laparoscopic suturing, laparoscopic appendicectomy, avoiding errors and complications during laparoscopic cholecystectomy and laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

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


"Everything taught on the course was extremely useful, the instructors very approachable and great teachers"

"A large amount of time was spent practicing which was hugely useful"

"Great opportunity to practice skills but also understand the theory behind ergonomic set up and laparoscopic port placement"

"Understanding the key principles of electrosurgery especially as they relate to its use in MAS"         

"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"


A review by past participant Alison Bradley - "Making the Leap from Camera person to Surgeon"