Advanced Laparoscopic Abdominal Anatomy (SURG5020)


The course will deliver focused sessions on applied laparoscopic anatomy, pertinent to specific procedures in colorectal, upper gastrointestinal, general, urological and gynaecological surgery. Video, other visual and printed material will be used to aid teaching of the abdominal, pelvic and retroperitoneal laparoscopic anatomy involved in these procedures. Printed material and worksheets will be read and completed prior to each session. Sessions will comprise one hour on anatomy, 30 minutes on technological and science issues regarding translation of applied anatomy to the laparoscopic perception, and 30 minutes on developing and presentation of the course assignment which will be the preparation of an audiovisual teaching tool on the advanced laparoscopic anatomy of a specific operation of interest to the student.

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10x2hr tutorials; Laparoscopic Workshop Department of Anatomy, Anderson Stewart Building, date to be confirmed.


Presentation of worksheets and attendance at each tutorial (10x 4%), assignment (60%)


Notes will be distributed prior to the course commencing.

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