Core Skills: Intermediate Laparoscopic Skills Workshop


The Core Skills: Intermediate Laparoscopic Skills workshop covers the most efficient techniques for laparoscopic intracorporeal knot tying and suturing.

Suitable for: Service Registrars, Surgical Trainees and Consultants. Doctors at RMO level and above who have completed CTEC’s Core Skills or JDocs: Foundations of Minimal Access Surgery are welcome.


Available (doctor)
Friday, 8 September 2023


This highly practical one day workshop will increase technical skills in two handed operative techniques on realistic animal tissue models and hone the ability to tie intracorporeal knots. 

Practical sessions feature a dedicated work station for each participant, with assistance provided by a medical student camera operator.

This workshop is suitable for Service Registrars, Surgical Trainees and Consultants.  Doctors at Resident Medical Officer level and above who have completed CTEC’s JDocs: Foundations of Minimal Access Surgery workshop are also encouraged to register.

Registrants are welcome to consolidate practical laparoscopic skills and procedural experience prior to this workshop by utilising, free of charge, CTEC's Research and Skills Practice Room.  Please contact the CTEC Course Coordination Team for further information T (08) 6488 8044 or E

Workshop Content

The workshop will focus on the following tasks:

  • Passing a ligature
  • Intracorporeal suturing – placing sutures
  • Intracorporeal knot tying
  • Use of loops


Practical Animal Tissue Based Surgical Skill Stations

  • Laparoscopic suturing of enterotomies
  • Laparoscopic appendicectomy
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy

It utilises a range of animal tissue and synthetic models for the practical skill stations.

The workshop will also feature case scenarios and discussions, whilst also allowing sufficient time to practise skills.


Workshop Inclusions

  • Practical animal tissue based skill stations
  • Didactic sessions
  • All meals and refreshments


2023 Fee

WA Participant: $990

Non-WA Participant: $1410


CTEC PPE & COVID-19 Lab Safety Workshop Strategy


 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

This educational activity has been approved in the RACS CPD Program. RACS Fellows, Specialist International Medical Graduates (SIMGs) and surgeons participating in the RACS CPD Program can claim 1 point per hour (to a maximum of 8 points) in Educational Activities. Participation in this activity will be entered into your RACS CPD which can be accessed through ehub.


"I now have better laparoscopic skills awareness, especially suturing and approach to laparoscopic appendicectomy."
"The faculty were all very attentive."
"Fantastic having real specimens to practise on. "
"Loved the course. Thanks."
- 2023 Workshop Participants


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

For more information contact

John Linehan
Senior Course Coordinator
T +61 8 6488 8049

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