JDocs: Foundations of Minimal Access Surgery

Workshop

This Workshop provides participants with the opportunity to learn skills in minimal access surgery in a dynamic teaching environment. This highly interactive workshop features case discussion with demonstration videos, discussions and demonstrations on laparoscopic suturing models. The program allows sufficient time for practising skills.

Suitable for: Junior Doctors - Interns, Resident Medical Officers and Service Registrars. Limited places are available for rural GPs who may be required to assist on laparoscopic surgeries at rural and remote hospitals.

Dates

Sold out (doctor)
Thursday, 4 November 2021
Available (doctor)
Thursday, 3 March 2022
Available (doctor)
Thursday, 1 September 2022
Available (doctor)
Thursday, 3 November 2022

About

This Workshop provides participants with the opportunity to learn skills in minimal access surgery in a dynamic teaching environment. This highly interactive workshop features case discussion with demonstration videos, discussions and demonstrations on laparoscopic suturing models. The program allows sufficient time for practising skills.Practical sessions feature a dedicated work station for each participant, with assistance provided by a medical student camera operator.

At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will have gained knowledge and familiarity with the physiology, basic techniques and technical skills required for minimal access surgery.  This will enable them to effectively assist on laparoscopic surgeries when they return to their hospital setting.

Participants are welcome to further practice laparoscopic techiques and extend their professional development by utilising, free of charge, CTEC's Research and Skills Practice Room.  Please contact the CTEC Course Coordination team for further details:  T 08 6488 8044 or E admin-ctec@uwa.edu.au

Workshop Content

The workshop focuses on the following areas:

  • Overview on laparoscopic equipment and set-up
  • Trouble shooting
  • Visual axis of laparoscopic ergonomics
  • Patient positioning
  • Pre and post-procedure practical skills  assessment

Demonstration and Practical Stations:

  • Entry techniques
  • Trocar placement
  • Skills exercise using elastic bands / gloves / bolts and sugar cubes
  • Tissue dissection using electrosurgery
  • Knot tying single handed
  • Two handed / instrument
  • Endoloops
  • Closing ports

 

Training Grant

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. 

Please contact:

RACGP National Rural Faculty 
1800 636 764  
rural.procedural.grants@racgp.org.au

 

Workshop Inclusions

  • Practical stations
  • Didactic sessions
  • All meals and refreshments
  • Limited places to maximise practical learning time

 

2022 Fee

WA Participant: $635
Non-WA Participant: $885

 

Interested in applying for SET?

Junior Doctors from across Australia may register interest for CTEC's online 2022 Generic Surgical Sciences Training Course here.  This course will be offered as 24 Online Tutorials in 2022, with dates to be confirmed in the near future.

Western Australian based Junior Doctors are welcome to register interest for places opening on CTEC's 2022 JDocs: Anatomy series of workshops here. This is offered as six Saturday sessions, with dates to be confirmed in the near future.

 

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

Approved by the RACGP as a CPD Accredited Activity (40 points) in the 2020-2022 Triennium.

Testimonials

"An excelllent course. I learned a lot, very enjoyable. "
"I feel much more knowledgeable after taking this course and it has helped to direct my learning. "
"The faculty members were very knowledgeable, and the tasks enriching."
- 2021 Workshop Participants

Venue

CTEC
The University of Western Australia
Entrance No.2
Hackett Drive, Crawley
Perth, Western Australia
 

For more information contact

Meagan Connor
Course Coordinator
T +61 8 6488 8695
E meagan.connor@uwa.edu.au
 

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