Practising robotic surgery at the RCSI SIM Centre for Simulation Education and Research.)

Foundations of Robotic Surgery

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Register today - Basic Online Foundations of Robotic Surgery Course

Did you know our basic online Foundations in Robotic Surgery Online course is open to a wide range of healthcare professionals including surgical trainees, NCHDs, doctors, and nurses working in a robotic surgery setting

Delivery method: Online (Self-paced)
Duration: 10-15 Hours

RCSI in partnership with International Medical Robotics Academy (IMRA) are delighted to announce a unique online robotics course, developed by surgeons for surgeons, the ‘Foundations of Robotic Course’. The course has a linear robotic surgical training curriculum using online education, virtual reality, 3D video, simulators and advanced synthetic organ models.

There has been an exponential growth globally in procedures performed using robots over the last decade. While we can conduct our training in-person at National Surgical and Clinical Skills Center, RCSI, during designated training days on a single console, this online course has been designed to be accessible to all interested doctors. This cross discipline will teach trainees all the basics they need for robotic surgery within their chosen specialty. It provides the foundational theory and principles required to safely perform robotic surgical procedures.

This course is designed for any healthcare professional wanting to develop their knowledge and understanding of surgical robotics, including surgeons, trainees, medical students, nurses and technicians. Doctors will be equipped with the theoretical knowledge and practical working understanding of how-to setup a robot and console, the fundamentals of operating the robot, how to achieve robotic surgical competence and much more.

Our flexible online course covers material fundamental to understanding the current state of surgical robotics in the market and the skills necessary to safely and effectively utilise this technology in participants' everyday surgical practice. 

Download our new information guide for prospective applicants interested in our basic online Foundations of Robotic Surgery online course below.

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  • 9 learning modules
  • Foundational principles of robotic surgery
  • History, robot and console setup
  • Fundamentals of operating, achieving robotic surgical competency and much more
  • How to safely practice robotics
  • 10–15 hours of self-paced learning to complete in your own time
  • Designed by surgeons for
  • Content delivered by experts in simulation, high fidelity synthetic models and robotic surgery
  • Understand the system features of surgical robots
  • Know the steps for safe robot setup
  • Be aware of anaesthetic safety considerations for robotic surgery
  • Know the principles of good robotic surgical technique at the console and the bedside
  • Understand how to achieve robotic surgical competence
  • Recognise the importance of human factors in robotic surgical practice
  • Prof. Tony Costello, CEO & Director, IMRA
  • Assoc Prof. Ahmed Ghazi - Synthetic Organs
  • Dr Phil Dundee - Robotic Surgeon
  • Dr Rajesh Nair - Robotic Surgeon
  • Captain Matthew Gray - Simulation
  • Dr Justin Peters - Robotics
  • Dr John Lenihan - Simulation
  • Dr Sam Costello - Anaesthetist
  • Prof. Sandy Heriot - Robotic Surgeon