Core Skills: Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery


CTEC’s Core Skills: Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery is a cadaveric and animal tissue workshop aimed at providing Unaccredited Registrars, Junior SET Trainees in General Surgery and Junior GSET Trainees with greater knowledge and increased skills in techniques in anastomosis and laparoscopic colorectal surgery.

Suitable for: Unaccredited Registrars, Junior SET Trainees in General Surgery and Junior GSET Trainees. IMGs under supervision or progressing to an alternative pathway to FRACS., It is recommended participants have laparoscopic and suturing experience. This workshop is not suitable for Junior Doctors below the level of Unaccredited Registrar.


Available (doctor)
Thursday, 22 August 2024


It is highly recommended for participants to have laparoscopic and suturing experience, and as such the workshop is not suitable for junior doctors below the level of Unaccredited Registrar.  

This workshop aims to provide participants the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of more complex procedures in colorectal surgery, consolidated by practical  benchtop and cadaveric sessions in laparoscopic colorectal surgical techniques and procedures.  

This educational activity will provide experience in procedures that participants may have received little exposure to in the clinical setting.


Workshop Content


Presentation Sessions

  • Anastomotic principles - sutured anastomosis; stapled anastomosis and anastomotic leak and risk factors
  • Appendicectomy - techniques and complications
  • Right hemicolectomy - techniques and  complications

Demonstration and Practical Sessions

  • Demonstration - Bench Top Stapling
  • Principles of stapling and end to end anastomosis

Practical Session Utilising Animal Tissue - Open Exercises Bench Top

  • Small bowel anastomosis, hand sewn and stapled
  • End to end colon anastomosis



Practical Session - Cadaveric Laparoscopic Procedural Exercises

  • Appendicectomy
  • Stapled caecectomy
  • Right hemi mobilisation

Registrants wishing to consolidate their experience prior to the workshop are welcome to contact CTEC to organise free practical sessions in CTEC's Research and Skills Practice Room. Please contact the Senior Course Coordinator for further information.


2024 Fee

WA Participant: $1030
Non-WA Participant: $1250
Theatre Nurses: Free of charge


COVID-19 Information for Workshop Participants

CTEC Terms and Conditions

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


Accreditations or CPD Approvals

Attaining 8 hours of Continuing Professional Development.
Approval is being sought for 2024 with CPD Home.


"This was very realistic and desperately needed, please convey our thanks and respect to the families of the donors, they have immensely contributed to our learning."
"The faculty were very engaging and engaged and catered for our different needs. "
"It was great to have support for every two attendees."
- 2023 Workshop Participants


The University of Western Australia
Entrance No. 2 Hackett Drive

For more information contact

John Linehan
CTEC Senior Course Coordinator
T +61 8 6488 8049

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