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Operative Skills in Urology: Modules 1 and 2

This course aims to teach the principles and basic skills in the diagnostic and operative procedures required for the practice of core urology.

This is a modular course comprising of 4 modules, modules 1 and 2 are offered together as are modules 3 and 4. Trainees should aim to attend the whole course over 1-2 years (modules 1 and 2 ideally will be completed before modules 3 and 4).

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3 - 4 November 2016 | London - Fully Booked

The Royal College Of Surgeons Of England


Full Course Fee: £740.00
RCS England Members/Fellows: £666.00

Contact or 020 7869 6300
Register your interest

1 - 2 March 2017 | London

The Royal College Of Surgeons Of England


Full Course Fee: £740.00
RCS England Members/Fellows: £666.00

Contact or 020 7869 6300
Application form Register your interest


Module 1 - Diagnostic Endoscopy

  • The use of flexible and rigid cystoscopes, and rigid ureteroscopes and associated equipment
  • The complications and limitations of cystoscopy and ureteroscopy
  • The techniques of diagnostic flexible and rigid cystoscopy and blue light laser cystoscopy including bladder biopsy, bladder washout and JJ stent insertion and removal
  • The techniques of rigid ureteroscopy and laser stone fragmentations

Module 2 - Therapeutic Endoscopy

  • The use of resectoscopes, urethrotomy and mid urethral sling equipment
  • The use of guidewires and stents
  • The complications and limitations of therapeutic cystoscopy, stent insertion and ureteroscopy
  • BNH and BN stenosis
  • TURP small. large, redo
  • TURBT small, large superficial, cystodiathermy, large muscle invasive

Provisional programme

Course Director

Mr Marek Cynk FRCS
Urology Consultant
Tunbridge Wells Hospital

Target Audience / Suitability

CT1, CT2, ST3 and SAS Grades.

Am I suitable?


  • Lectures
  • Small groups discussions and demonstrations
  • Video demonstration and hands-on experience with trainer models, model patients or tissue models
  • Cadaveric demonstrations

Additional Information

If you are attending this course as a participant in a non-training grade, this course has been allocated 12 CPD points counting towards your Continuing Professional Development.

Further information

Delegate Feedback

‘Excellent course. Very relevant to everyday practice. I will use the skills learnt the next time I am in theatre. The use of models, cadavers and live diathermy was brilliant.’ 

‘Really enjoyed and benefited from using the lab and equipment. Excellent to be able to use different scopes and have feedback from faculty on skills. Cadavers for tapes were good.’