Book CTEC's Research and Skills Practice Room

Laparoscopic Surgery workshop registrants - CTEC invites you to visit its Research and Skills Practice Room prior to or after your workshop for free of charge practise sessions. This room is a dedicated simulation skills resource designed to enhance your learning experience.

* Free of charge laparoscopy practice sessions available

The Research and Skills Practice Room is equipped with simulators for training in basic-intermediate laparoscopic skills. Users will enhance experience and skills in laparoscopic suturing, perception, hand to eye coordination and manipulation. It provides CTEC laparoscopy workshop registrants with skills consolidation or enhancement prior to a workshop and extended professional development following workshop completion, all in a safe, simulated environment. 

* Eligible CTEC Laparoscopic Workshops:

  • JDocs: Foundations of Minimal Access Surgery
  • Core Skills: Intermediate Laparoscopic Skills Workshop
  • Core Skills: Gynaecological Hysterectomy, Laparoscopy and Open Surgery
  • Core Skills: Laparoscopic General Surgery
  • Core Skills: Introduction to Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
  • Core Skills: Advanced Laparoscopic Colorectal Skills


Benefits of the CTEC Research and Skills Practice Room:

Develops Confidence - 
A range of simulators, laparoscopic instruments and an array of tasks prepare the trainee for practice in the clinical setting, from basic to intermediate laparoscopic skills.

Safe and Risk Free - 
Practice without risk to patients.  This resource enables users to become familiar with a skill before transferring it to the clinical setting

Repeatable Practice - 
Users are able to monitor improvements in skill development with safe, repeated practice

Flexible and Convenient - 
Users are able to book their own practice session, at their leisure, by contacting CTEC

Who can train in the Research and Skills Practice Room?
Doctors who have registered on CTEC’s laparoscopic surgery workshops*


The Research and Skills Practice Room
The University of Western Australia
Entrance No.2 Hackett Drive, Crawley
Perth, Western Australia

All sessions are free of charge 

When is it available?
Practice sessions are available Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4.30pm

How do I book?
CTEC Course Coordination Team
T (08) 6488 8044 

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This project was possible due to funding made available by Health Workforce Australia, an Australian Government Initiative.


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