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Basic Laparoscopic Skills Course

The Clinical Skills Centre hosts a number of surgical training courses during the year. Developed and taught by leading Consultants, each course provides in-depth theory and the opportunity to practise a variety of surgical techniques in a modern lab environment.

Basic Laparoscopic Skills Course

Course Date - No courses scheduled for 2019

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Course Director

Professor Tom Hugh

Target Audience

Suitable for all Surgery Trainees (SET 1)

SRMOs and Interns


This workshop covers the fundamentals principles of laparoscopic operating skills. The workshop provides participants with a unique opportunity to develop procedural skills which are difficult to acquire as a trainee in a busy hospital setting.


Specific Objectives:

On completion of the course participants will be familiar with:

  • Visual axis and laparoscopic ergonomics

  • Patient positioning

  • Trouble shooting the stack

  • Physiology of pneumoperitoneum



  • Safe entry techniques

  • Trocar placement

  • Skills exercises

  • Electrosurgery/hook diathermy

  • Endoloops

  • Tissue manipulation and dissection techniques

  • Laparoscopic suturing


Training Methods

Interactive format, instructional lectures, hands-on workshops under the direction of Faculty Members. Endotrainers, laparoscopic towers, synthetic and animal tissue.

Maximum Participants

The first 12 registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Subsequent registrations will be placed on a waitlist in order of receipt.


Sydney Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre

Level 6 Kolling Building

Reserve Road

Royal North Shore Hospital

St Leonards  NSW  2065

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