23rd January 2016

MASTER Unit, Broadgreen Hospital

Course description:

Run by the Royal Liverpool Academy, the academic centre of The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust. This course is part of a series of workshops organised by the MASTER Unit and will utilise training facilities at the MASTER Unit at Broadgreen Hospital.

Suturing is an essential skill for any practising surgeon, yet laparoscopic suturing is anonerous task for most trainees and, indeed, many Consultants.The importance of this skill is recognised in the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic SurgeryTM(part of the residency programme in USA) being taught and assessed routinely in thistraining programme.


By the end of the course, participants should be able to perform intracorporeal suturing andknot-tying on animal tissue and translate skillsto the operating theatre.

Topics for skill development include:
  • Instrumentation required.
  • Needle introduction and loading.
  • Intracorporeal& Extracorporeal knot-tying.
  • Intracorporeal suturing.

Features include:
  • Expert demonstrations, discussions and videos.
  • Intensive hands on practice with ex-vivo porcine and synthetic anatomical models.
  • A maximum of 8 participants per course with a minimum faculty-Delegate ratio of 1:4.
  • Personal feedback on performance with advice for further practice.

Participants must attend the duration of the course in order to gain certification. The viability of this course is subject to having the minimum number of delegates. A final decision will be made no later than 6 weeks before the course date.

For further information please contact:

Kerry Sewill
Courses Assistant
Tel: 0151 706 3580

Targeted Audience:

CT2 – ST8 Surgical Trainees

Course Fee:

Payment must be made in full by cash, card or cheque then the allocated place will be confirmed. Please make cheques payable to RL&BUH NHS Trust.

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