Core Skills: General Surgery Trainee Workshop


This two day workshop provides General Surgical Trainees the opportunity to learn new skills, perform a range of general surgery procedures, and attain a greater understanding of anatomy through human tissue. Limited places are available for Service Registrars. Participants have the option of attending one or both days.

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.


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This is the only General Surgery Trainee Workshop in Australia providing 100 per cent cadaveric dissection time on a range of open procedures, consolidating and enhancing anatomical knowledge and understanding. This unique 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 One) 

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 Two) 

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

  • Duodenotomy
  • Pyloroplasty
  • Exploration of common bile duct
  • Choledochojejunostomy & Roux loop
  • Gastrectomy (Billroth II)
  • Thoracotomy
  • Axillary dissection
  • Submandibular gland
  • Thyroid


Workshop Inclusions

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


2019 Fee

WA Participant - One Day: $1180
WA Participant - Both Days: $2040
Non-WA Participant - One Day: $1410
Non-WA Participant - Both Days: $2450
Observer:  $150
Theatre Nurse: Free of charge - limited places

CTEC Terms & Conditions


This educational activity has been approved in the RACS CPD Program. Fellows who participate can claim 1 point per hour (to a maximum of 15 points) in Maintenance of Knowledge and Skills. Participation in this activity will be populated into your RACS CPD Online.


"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."
- 2019 Workshop Participants


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


For more information contact

John Linehan
Senior Course Co-ordinator
T +61 8 6488 8049


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