The Cutting Edge: Proceduralist Obstetrics and Gynaecological Skills


The Cutting Edge: Proceduralist Obstetrics and Gynaecological Skills is a hands-on skills training workshop utilising simulation models.

Suitable for: GP Proceduralists, GP Obstetricians. Limited places are available for King Edward Memorial Hospital Registrars in Gynaecological Surgery.


Available (doctor)
Friday, 16 August 2019

Limited places remaining!


This workshop is designed to assist GP Proceduralists and GP Obstetricians in attaining an improved level of confidence in gynaecological and obstetric procedures. Limited places are also available for KEMH Registrars in Gynaecological Surgery.
It will also feature debates, discussions and presentations on current gynaecological topics and devices.

Workshop participants will return to their practice with newly acquired knowledge and the confidence to perform procedures practised under supervision in a realistic setting. It does not provide certification of competence in any of the procedures outlined and practised.

Workshop Content

Presentation and Animal Tissue
Practical Sessions:

  • Electrodiathermy, surgical safety
  • Rectal repair
  • Enterotomy and cystotomy repair
  • Perineal repair
  • Bartholin cyst

Presentation and Practical Sessions: 

  • Pelvic Anatomy
  • Knot tying
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Endometrial biopsy
  • Post-partum haemorrhage
  • Practical issues for caesarean sections
  • Fetal pillow and B Lynch suture
  • Presentation: Forceps and Vacuum Deliveries

Training Grants:
The Australian Government is offering training grants of $2000 per day to rural and remote procedural and emergency medicine GPs to maintain their respective skills. For further information contact:

Cheryl Shepley
RACGP National Rural Faculty
1800 636 764


Workshop Inclusions

  • On-line prereading
  • Simulation and animal tissue models
  • All meals and refreshments
  • Limited places to maximise practical learning time



WA Participant: $800
Non-WA Participant: $840

CTEC Terms & Conditions

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


This Active Learning Module has been approved by the RACGP QI & CPD Program - Total Points 40 (Category 1). It is also approved for a one day Procedural Skills Training Grant in either Obstetrics or Surgery and also Women's Health and Surgery points.
ACRRM accreditation for this educational activity is pending for the 2017 - 2019 triennium.


"An excellent workshop, thank you again. "
"I now feel much more confident in my approach to perineal trauma, which will hopefully improve outcomes and reduce unnecessary patient transfers."
"The B-Lynch suture and PPH session (was particularly valuable for me). Good skill set and very relevant particularly when we are further away from tertiary centres."
- 2017 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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