Core Skills: Gynaecological Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopy and Open Surgery


CTEC and King Edward Memorial Hospital have collaborated to provide a unique opportunity for trainees in Gynaecologic Surgery. The Core Skills: Gynaecologic Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopy and Open Surgery workshop is aimed at RANZCOG trainees who wish to improve their anatomical knowledge and develop their clinical procedural and surgical skills.

Suitable for: CORE 1-4 RANZCOG Trainees and Advanced RANZCOG Trainees


Available (doctor)
Friday, 10 June 2022



Trainees wishing to register for this workshop should ideally have completed Modules 1 - 5 of the KEMH Laparoscopic Curriculum (2019).

This innovative and intensive full day cadaveric workshop is  designed to assist participants in acquiring the skills associated with competency in clinical practice.  Workshop sessions reflect Trainee clinical skills requirements outlined in the FRANZCOG Curriculum. The workshop focuses on technical and non-technical skills, using a combination of peer to peer learning and expert demonstration in an interactive environment. 

Workshop Content

The workshop consists of morning and afternoon practical cadaveric sessions.  Both feature 100% hands-on content.  There will be two participants and one facilitator per station. 

Morning Practical Cadaveric Surgical Session:

  • Hysteroscopy - peer learning and teaching, practical tips and tricks from the experts covering: stack setup and troubleshooting, care of the equipment; diagnostic and operative hysteroscopy
  •  Laparoscopy practical - peer learning and teaching, practical tips and tricks from the experts, patient selection, entry techniques and port site planning 
  • Hysterectomy practical - laparoscopic hysterectomy step by step, restoring anatomy, round ligament, IP ligament, bladder reflection, uterines, colpotomy and closure

Afternoon Practical Cadaveric Surgical Session:

  • Laparoscopic pelvic side wall and pelvic floor dissections and uterolysis
  • Caveus Retzius dissection
  • Laparotomy: Adhesiolysis, retroperitoneal dissection and evisceration
  • Demonstrations: Mid-urethral sling principles and practice and sacrospinous fixation

Workshop Inclusions

  • Fresh frozen human cadaveric dissection
  • Places are limited to 6 to maximise practical learning time

CTEC invites Laparoscopic Surgery workshop registrants to book free of charge practise sessions in its Research and Skills Practice Room either prior to or after your workshop.  This room is a dedicated simulation skills resource designed to enhance your learning experience.  For further information contact the CTEC Course Coordination Team on: T (08) 6488 8044 or E


2022 Fees

WA Participant who has completed Modules 1-5 of the KEMH Laparoscopic Curriculum at time of registration: $1165

Non-WA Participant or WA Participant who has NOT completed Modules 1-5 at time of registration: $1590 

No discount applies if modules are completed between registration and date of workshop.


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

Approved for RANZCOG CPD 2019-2022 Triennium (2021, CPD Hours: 7)


"All (of the sessions) were brilliant. Laparoscopic entry and TLH and sidewall dissection particularly were great. "
"The new training and concepts will really help on day-to-day surgery. "
"Thank you. The whole process from registration to the actual day was effortless! I wish I were based in WA to attend more readily."
"All of the sessions were very valuable. My main interest was the Laparoscopy session"
- 2021 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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