Core Skills: General Surgery Trainee Workshop


This unique two day workshop provides General Surgical Trainees the opportunity to learn new skills, perform a range of open general surgery procedures, and attain a greater understanding of anatomy through human tissue. Limited places are available for Service Registrars with strong surgical experience, for Observers, and for Theatre Nurses in the role of assistant.

Suitable for: RACS General Surgery Trainees. Limited places are available for Service Registrars with strong surgical experience, for Observers, and for Theatre Nurses in the role of assistant.


Available (doctor) Available (nurse) Available (observer)
Wednesday, 23 March 2022 to Thursday, 24 March 2022


Workshop participants have the option of attending one or both days. This is the only General Surgery Trainee Workshop in Australia providing 100 per cent cadaveric dissection time on a range of open general surgery procedures, consolidating and enhancing anatomical knowledge and understanding. This Workshop will use a combination of pre-reading, discussion and dissection to further understanding of surgical techniques, and improve confidence in procedural skills and operative anatomy in a highly supportive and safe environment.

Workshop Content (Day 1) 

The following hands-on open procedures will be covered:

  • Appendicectomy
  • Right hemicolectomy
  • High anterior resection/Hartmann’s
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Femoral/inguinal hernia repair
  • Splenectomy
  • Limberg flap & VY advancement
  • Carpal tunnel

Workshop Content (Day 2) 

Provides participants from Day One with first hand exposure to more advanced general surgical procedures not commonly performed by surgical registrars.

  • Submandibular gland exposure
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Duodenotomy
  • Pyloroplasty
  • Exploration of common bile duct
  • Gastrectomy (Billorth II Gastrectomy with Roux reconstruction)
  • Ingrown toenail - wedge resection and Zadek
  • Axillary dissection


Workshop Inclusions

  • Fresh frozen human cadaveric dissection
  • Didactic sessions
  • Limited places to maximise practical learning time


2022 Fee

WA Participant - One Day: $1425
WA Participant - Both Days: $2460
Non-WA Participant - One Day: $1965
Non-WA Participant - Both Days: $3405
Observer:  $175 - limited places
Theatre Nurse: Free of charge - limited places


COVID-19 Information for Workshop Participants

CTEC Terms & Conditions

Workshop content, date and convenors may be subject to change or cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances. 


Accreditations or CPD Approvals

CTEC’s course and workshop participants have always benefited from CTEC’s long-standing course accreditation status with RACS. RACS is currently undertaking a review and suspension of its CPD Program for Australasian external providers from January to 1 July 2021. The new RACS CPD Program will launch 1 July 2021. Please contact RACS on +61 3 9276 7147 for further information.


"I really appreciated the instructor to participant ratio and how well the instructors taught and explained."
"Thank you! This was an exceptional workshop. I really appreciate the opportunity."
"Great organisation and relevant topics covered."
- Past Workshop Participants


The University of Western Australia
Entrance No.2 
Hackett Drive, Crawley
Perth, Western Australia


For more information contact

Lorna Christie
Senior Course Coordinator
T +61 8 6488 8505


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