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ASiT x BSoT Core Skills in Urology

09:00 - 16:15
Tregonwell Hall Split

This will be a course focussed on practical skills and the surrounding knowledge base expected to be gained in early years urology training. We will build on the experience and overwhelmingly positive feedback from our in person and  virtual courses which we have delivered annually at conference since 2019.

The aim of the ‘Core Urology’ course will be to provide the key skills needed whilst an on-call Urology SHO and practical skills training to prepare for the clinical experience required to transition to registrar training. The course will be aligned with the urology curriculum of MRCS.

There will also be opportunities to discuss urology as a career and preparing for ST3 applications with current specialist trainees. 

Urological experience at undergraduate level is often limited and early surgical rotations often only involve urology cover out of hours which can distort the view of the specialty. We believe it is important to showcase Urology as an exciting and innovative surgical career to junior trainees that may be developing an interest in urology and to equip those at the beginning of their careers with the confidence and experience to maximise training opportunities.

Delegate numbers: 20
Grade – Medical Students – CT2
Faculty - 6

Summary of course:

9.00: Introduction – (10 mins)

55 minute rotational stations, 4 delegates per station – example rotation

  • 9.10: Practical Skills in Resection – (55minutes) 
    Resection Practice using Karl Storz Endotrainer
    Discussion of emergency management of clot retention
  • 10.05: Break
  • 10.20: Practical Skills in Scrotal Surgery– (55 minutes) 
    Scrotal exploration using wet specimens
    Discussion of emergency management of acute testicular pain
  • 11.15: Break
  • 11.30: Practical Skills in Endourology – (55 minutes) 
    Cystoscopy and ureteric stent insertion using ureteroscopy models
    *Simulated practice taster of TURBT/TURP if available
    Discussion of emergency management of renal tract calculi
  • 12.25: Lunch – 50 minutes
  • 13.15: Practical Skills in Advanced Catheterisation – (55 minutes) 
    Wire guided catheterisation and SPC insertion using mannequin
    Discussion of emergency management of acute retention including high pressure retention
  • 14.10: Break
  • 14.25: Practical Skills in Flexible Cystoscopy – (55 minutes)
    Flexible cystoscopy using mannequin
    Discussion of investigation of Haematuria 

15.20: Break

15.35: Roadmap to ST3/Careers/Q&A – (40 minutes) All delegates together

16.15: Close and feedback