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BAUS Sections of Endourology and Oncology Laparoscopic Training Course

The course is endorsed and accredited by BAUS and The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh with awarded with 12 CPD points.

Faculty Lead

Course Attendees
  • Professor Ghulam Nabi (Ninewells Hospital, Dundee)

The BAUS Section of Endourology, in association with the DIHS, Dundee, would like to invite you to participate in a forthcoming Laparoscopic Training Course. The course will be held in our superb training venue located at Ninewells Hospital & Medical School, Dundee, Scotland.

Course Attendees

This newly re-developed 2 day course provides urological trainees hands-on opportunity to train laparoscopic skills up to intermediate level, and builds on core techniques up to the rehearsal of laparoscopic nephrectomy, pyeloplasty, and partial nephrectomy on animal tissue models. Suitable for SpR 1 or above, and  consultants who wish to adopt these techniques. The course uses specially designed training animal tissue phantoms and virtual reality simulation. Close supervision is provided by expert urologists. 


The course provides

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  • Access techniques, post closure, insufflation,  camera orientation exercise             
  • Ergonomics in laparoscopic surgery               
  • Tissue dissection exercise       
  • Safe use of electrosurgery and other advanced energized dissection devices
  • Tissue extraction/port closure
  • Laparoscopic suturing skills
  • Expert session: avoid error complications in laparoscopic surgery
  • Expert session: laparoscopic nephrectomy
  • Laparoscopic right and left nephrectomy on a calf model
  • Laparoscopic pyeloplasty on animal tissue model
  • Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy on animal tissue model