Core Skills: Intermediate Laparoscopic Skills Workshop


This highly practical one day 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, 6 March 2020
Available (doctor)
Friday, 4 September 2020



This 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



WA Participant: $840

Non-WA Participant: $1010

CTEC Terms & Conditions

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


Reaccreditation in the RACS CPD Program will be sought for 2020.


"There was an excellent ratio of faculty to participants. They were very encouraging and catered to different skill levels. "
"It was great to have exclusive use of the lap stacks and trainers, with a medical student assistant. "
"I learned new techniques which I had previously not had the opportunity to learn in hospital. "
- 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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