Basic Laparoscopy Skills


This course is perfect for doctors starting their training in laparoscopic surgery. This is a hands-on course in which you receive expert formative feedback while practicing your skills on bespoke low- and high- fidelity models. Expert laparoscopic consultants will also guide you through performing a laparoscopic cholecystectomy on an animal liver-gallbladder model. 

Learning outcomes

  • Practice in laparoscopic set-up, camera and stacks
  • Increased knowledge in the selection and safe placement of a port
  • Improvement in your camera navigation skills
  • Improvement in your instrument-handling skills
  • Improvement in your depth of perception and dissection skills
  • Familiarisation with the steps and haptic feedback of performing a simulated laparoscopic cholecystectomy

In this practical course we will use a combination of synthetic and animal tissue (porcine).

Suitable for: SHOs in general surgery, colorectal surgery, urology, obstetrics, and gynaecology.