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Starting Autumn 2014
Commencing Autumn 2014 the next Laparoscopic Surgical Skills Course/ Certificate Laparoscopic Surgical Skills.
6 month program with 'take-home' Laprotrain Laparoscopic Simulator and online skills resources
Beacon Hospital Dublin Partner
We are pleased to announce that Beacon hospital will continue to be a supporter of the laparoscopy course
Endosim 3D Research
Endosim has completed initial research showing that simulated 3-D is superior to standard 2-D endoscopic training. This research will be presented at the American Association of Surgeons conference in San Francisco later this year and will be published in the World Journal Surgery
The Laparoscopy Course
Take home simulation training
Most simulation training in surgery has occurred in simulation laboratories over the past two decades. With increased pressure on surgeons in training the opportunities for surgical exposure has diminished.
Masterclasses and short courses will at best enthuse the trainee surgeon, with little persistence of the newly acquired skills. At the core of our courses is the Laprotrain take-home simulator, with all the equipment and training models needed, that will facilitate the learner by taking training away from high-pressure training laboratories.
Evidence demonstrates that this approach is superior all other courses around the world where face-to-face laboratory-based learning is utilised.
The courses run by the Endosim Institute and our academic partners comprise of three main elements. Generally, candidates are seen 6 to 8 times for face-to-face learning, have a take home simulator and have the support of an online program for ongoing learning.
The course programmes begin with the fundamental skills and progress ultimately the simulated surgical procedures such as appendicectomy, cholecystectomy, ectopic pregnancy and ovarian cyst surgery. During the programmes the learners will be introduced to the concepts such as psychomotor skills development, situational awareness and human factors, and knowledge to allow them to safely enter the operating room environment.
Core course outline
- Microfracture Technique
- Utilizing the Newest Technology
- Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
- Rotator Cuff/Impingement
- All Shoulder Injuries
What You Need to Know
Before Choosing a Surgeon
- Knowing the right questions to ask
- When is the right time to have surgery
- Exploring non-invasive alternatives