Core Skills: Intermediate Laparoscopic Skills Workshop


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

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


Available (doctor)
Friday, 3 September 2021



This highly practical one day workshop will increase technical skills in two handed operative techniques and the ability to tie intra and extracorporeal knots. Practical sessions feature a dedicated work station for each participant, with assistance provided by a medical student camera operator.

It is suitable for Service Registrars, Surgical Trainees and Consultants.  Junior Doctors 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 CTEC's Research and Skills Practice Lab.  Please contact the Senior Course Co-ordinator for information.

Workshop Content

The workshop will focus on the following tasks:

  • Passing a ligature
  • Extracorporeal knot tying
  • Intracorporeal suturing – placing sutures
  • Intracorporeal knot tying
  • Formation and use of endoloop


Practical Animal Tissue Based Surgical Skill Stations

  • Laparoscopic suturing of enterotomies
  • Laparoscopic appendicectomy
  • Laparoscopic assisted gastrostomy

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


2021 Fee

WA Participant: $970

Non-WA Participant: $1165  


 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. For further information please contact RACS on +61 3 9276 7147.


"The teachers were amazing, each offered different tips and approaches to troubleshooting which was useful for finding a technique that worked for me. "
"The tissue models were excellent for practising different skills. Particularly impressed with the appendix model. "
"The consultants were very supportive. "
- 2021 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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