Core Skills in Laparoscopic Surgery

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This interactive course will provide surgeons with the essential theoretical knowledge and practical experience of basic level laparoscopic surgery. The course will take you from a complete beginner to someone who is able to suture, tie knots and perform some of the key procedures in laparoscopic surgery.

This course is an intensive practical skills course with plenty of opportunity to practice in the laboratory, using high-quality laparoscopic equipment on bench-top models specifically designed for the course. Feedback and formative assessment is also provided to help each individual’s progress.

Why take this course?

Laparoscopic skills are an essential part of all surgical disciplines and this course will give you the basic grounding, theory and practical skills you need for commencing and developing a safe laparoscopic practice.

Target Audience / Suitability

CT1-2, ST3-4 or equivalent grades


Day one

  • Instrumentation
  • Access
  • Manipulation
  • Dissection

Day two

  • Suturing and knotting
  • Diagnostic laparoscopy
  • Laparoscopic appendectomy
  • Repair of a perforated ulcer

Day three

  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Continuous suturing

For further details please contact:

Royal College of Surgeons

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