The Cutting Edge: Proceduralist Obstetrics and Gynaecological Skills


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

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


Sold out (doctor)
Friday, 2 October 2020
Available (doctor)
Friday, 20 August 2021


This workshop 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 - third and fourth degree tears
  • 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


2021 Fee

WA Participant: $970
Non-WA Participant: $1015


COVID-19 Information for Workshop Participants

CTEC Terms & Conditions

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

Accreditations or CPD Approvals

Approved by the RACGP as a CPD Accredited Activity (40 points) in the 2020-2022 Triennium. It is approved for a 1 Day Rural Procedural Training Grant in Obstetrics or Surgery.
Accredited by ACRRM for 2 Educational Activity and 7 Performance Review PDP Units and 6 MOPS points.


"Very relevant to GP Obstetrics. "
"Excellent models in the ectopic pregnancy session - I would be able to do this independently in an emergency if unsupported."
"Thank you - an excellent day."
- 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 Coordinator
T +61 8 6488 8049

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