Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Basic Laparoscopic Skills


This course offers hands-on laparoscopic skills under expert tuition from laparoscopic consultants, on bespoke low and high fidelity models. Perform a laparoscopic cholecystectomy on virtual reality simulators and physical task trainers.

Upcoming course dates

  • Monday, 23 October 2017 (9.30am - 5pm)
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Learning objectives

  • Manage laparoscopic set up, camera and stacks
  • Select and safely place a port
  • Improve your camera navigation skills
  • Improve your instrument handling skills
  • Improve your depth of perception and dissection skills
  • Familiarise yourself with the steps and haptic feedback of performing a laparoscopic cholecystectomy
Who is this course suitable for? SHOs in general surgery, colorectal surgery, urology, obstetrics, and gynaecology.
Fee Free for eligible NCHDs on the CPDSS programme or €300 for others.
Faculty Leonie Heskin
CPD points 7.5
Location RCSI, 5th floor, No. 26 York Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.
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Student testimonials

  • Improved instrument handling"
  • More confident to do lap cholecystectomy"