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Core Skills in Laparoscopic Surgery

This intensive 2-day course focuses on the core laparoscopic surgery skills and theoretical knowledge essential for many surgical disciplines.

In a safe, simulated environment, you will use a range of high-quality laparoscopic equipment, working with specifically designed benchtop models, as well as learning a variety of knotting and suturing techniques.

Highly experienced faculty are on hand to deliver individual feedback and mentoring for improvement. 

This blended course features the PGCert MIS module and practice for the LapPass assessment.

RCS membership (not Affiliate) entitles you to a 10% discount on this course at partner centres. Find out if you're eligible to join or transfer

To see a list of our current Core Skills in Laparoscopic Surgery course centres please follow this link (correct as of May 2020)

This course is supported by:

  • £1,099.00
  • 2 days
  • 18.00 CPD Points
£1,099.00
2 days
18.00 CPD Points

Suitability

Learning Outcomes

After attending this course, you should be able to:

  • identify techniques for access and closure;
  • demonstrate a range of suturing and knot-tying techniques;
  • perform key laparoscopic surgery procedures with improved hand–eye coordination, depth perception and surgical precision;
  • demonstrate knowledge of common laparoscopic procedures, including peptic ulcer repair, appendicectomy and cholecystectomy;
  • assess and anticipate a range of complications and demonstrate how to deal with them.

Format

Before the course you are strongly advised to:

Complete the e-learning content achieving a passing grade of 75% in each session.

Watch the course videos.

During the 2-day course you will:

Take part in practical skill exercises with continuous assessment and an Observed Structured Assessment of Technical Skill (OSATS) on the second day.

Day 1

After registration, you will be introduced to basic principles in laparoscopic practice, including grasping and cutting. The day progresses with dissection and clipping, Roeder knot-tying, and intracorporeal suturing. A discussion and feedback session closes the day. 

Day 2

The day starts with a simulated closure of a perforated ulcer. This is followed by simulated appendicectomy and cholecystectomy exercises. After lunch, the afternoon session opens with an OSATS-type assessment of needle handling and suturing skills. Participants will then have the opportunity to further practice their laparoscopic suturing skills on a banana skin model. This is followed by a final discussion and feedback on the course. 

Feedback

As it is essential to foster good habits and techniques at any stage of your career, there is continuous feedback from experienced faculty members over both days of the course. The aim is to enable you to reflect on your strengths and areas for development, so that you can understand how to build upon them. 
The faculty are there to help you learn these techniques and are happy to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about your performance. They can also provide guidance regarding remedial action and are there to support your progress. The more you prepare before the course, the more beneficial you will find the practical sessions and the more you will get out of it. The OSATS provides an objective measurement of a range of the skills you have learned throughout the course. 

Post-course practice - LapPass

The course is not designed to be a one-off exercise. We encourage all participants to maintain and nurture the skills they have acquired during this course, and to use these skills to obtain the LapPass certificate offered by the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ALSGBI). 
You can read more about LapPass on the ALSGBI website

Additional Information

Course content

You will cover a wide variety of topics during this course, including:

  • setting up a stack;
  • access and closure;
  • grasping and manipulation;
  • cutting;
  • dissection and clipping;
  • 'Roeder' knot tying;
  • intracorporeal suturing;
  • repair of a perforated ulcer;
  • laparoscopic appendicectomy;
  • laparoscopic cholecystectomy;
  • needle handling and suturing OSATS;
  • continuous suturing.

Take a look at a sample Core Skills in Laparoscopic Surgery programme.

10% discount on this course for RCS members

Members (not Affiliate), Fellows and Associates benefit from a 10% discount on this course when held at our Partner Centre.

Your discount will be applied automatically when booking.

Find out more about joining today.

PGCert in Surgery Associated Course

You will be awarded 4 credits toward the Postgraduate Certificate in Surgery upon booking this course. (The inclusion of courses in the PGCert in Surgery is subject to availability)

Booking Options

Regional Centres

Mon
14
Sep
2020
-
Tue
15
Sep
2020
£1000
Royal Surrey County Hospital

14 Sep 2020
-
15 Sep 2020

£1000

Pricing notes:

Full price: £1000

Course Fees:

Please note, for courses held at partner centres, we require full payment upon booking. Take a look at our cancellation policy first.

For regional and international course payments and terms & conditions, please contact the relevant centre.

Royal Surrey County Hospital

Location:

Royal Surrey County Hospital
Egerton Road
GUILDFORD
GU2 7XX
United Kingdom
alison.snook@outlook.com
01483 688691

Instructions:

Mrs A Snook, alison.snook@outlook.com, 01483 688691
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Wed
25
Nov
2020
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Thu
26
Nov
2020
£1099.00
LONDON, United Kingdom

25 Nov 2020
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26 Nov 2020

£1099.00

Pricing notes:

Full price: £1099.00
RCS England Members/Fellows: £989.10

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LONDON, United Kingdom

Location:

GAPS Learning Centre - 4th Floor, Hunter Wing
St Georges University of London
LONDON
SW17 0RE
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18
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2020
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17 Dec 2020
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18 Dec 2020

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GAPS Learning Centre - 4th Floor, Hunter Wing
St Georges University of London
LONDON
SW17 0RE
United Kingdom
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Tue
27
Apr
2021
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Wed
28
Apr
2021
£1099.00
MANCHESTER, United Kingdom

27 Apr 2021
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28 Apr 2021

£1099.00

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MANCHESTER, United Kingdom

Location:

Manchester Surgical Skills and Simulation Centre
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