Laparoscopic Surgery

This is Program designed to accelerate surgical training and improve surgical skills that are essential for building confidence in clinical practice. The programme offers the opportunity to develop, or extend, expertise in the established and rapidly developing areas of laparoscopic surgery and bowel anastomosis.

The course will provide students with a unique opportunity to practice and perfect the laparoscopic technical skills necessary to meet the standards set by The Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland for obtaining LapPass – "The Laparoscopic Passport".

As well as practical skills, you will gain a clear understanding of the research process, including research design, methodology, analysis, and presentation of work for publication. Theory and skills demonstrations will be delivered via QMUL's virtual learning platform. You will receive a take-home box simulator with instruments, sutures and practice jigs to enable regular skills practice. The programme will also make use of an online virtual platform that has been specially developed for learning laparoscopic surgery and bowel anastomosis.

Compulsory modules
  •  Laparoscopic Skills
  •  Laparoscopic Suturing Skills
  •  Laparoscopy Procedure Skills
  •  Bowel Anastomosis Skills
  •  Dissertation
  •  Research Methods

The programme will be delivered online using a variety of methods, including:
  •  Online lectures
  •  Reading materials
  •  Discussion forums
  •  Videos to demonstrate practical skills

The programme will make use of the following technology to enable regular skills practice from the comfort of your own home:
  •  Portable box trainers with instruments, sutures and practice jigs
  •  Virtual Reality Touch Surgery

An optional summer school will be offered annually to allow you the opportunity to further develop skills in our state-of-the-art virtual reality surgical simulation centre and to be assessed by onsite tutors for "The Laparoscopic Passport".

Entry Requirement
This programme is aimed at surgical trainees. You need to have a medical degree from a recognized institution.
You should also have reliable internet access and a smart phone.