Course Duration: Three days

Time: 08:30-17:00

Accredited 17.5 CPD points by the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh and Quality Assured by King’s Health Partners Education Academy

Course Director: Mr Amir Darakhshan

This three day course is an introduction to basic laparoscopic skills. The course covers set-up, equipment, principles of safe practice and progress onto basic operative techniques. These essential concepts will be introduced through videos and lectures. The emphasis is on practical hands-on sessions with simulated models, animal tissue and our state of the art virtual reality trainers.

This course is suitable for:lap-vr

  • All surgical trainees taking up their first surgical appointment
  • Senior surgical trainees wishing to refresh their skills
  • Urology, O&G and Paediatric Surgery trainees

Content on Day 1

  • Setting up and troubleshooting a laparoscopic stack
  • Instruments, Ports and Access
  • Familiarisation with, and use of laparoscopic instruments
  • Access and closure
  • Laparoscopic skills and dissection including:
    - Safe camera use, triangulation, depth cueing
    - Use of instruments
    - Laparoscopic exercises

Content on Day 2

  • Principles of Knotting & Suturing
    - Intracorporeal knotting, suturing (interrupted, continuous), Roeder knot
  • Energy Sources
    - Principles and practice on animal tissue, principles and practice
  • Appendicectomy
    - Practice on models and Lap VR
    - Management of appendix stump: suturing, Endoloop
  • Closure of perforated ulcer
    - Principles, dissection and landmarks
    - Suturing, omentoplasty

Content on Day 3

  • Cholecystectomy
    - Principles and techniques
    - Anatomical landmarks
    - Mobilisation, dissection, duct/vessel clipping, GB removal
  • Laparoscopic Virtual Reality sessions


  • Tuesday 12th – Thursday 14th December 2017 – Book now


  • £500


Please contact the Simulation Team for more information, or call 020 7188 4802

See the course Flyer for more information.