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Residential Operative Course

The Endourology Section organises an annual Residential Operative Course. This is aimed at trainees in their final year, post FRCS Urol, who wish to be appointed to a Consultant post in endourology and laparoscopy.

The course is limited to four delegates and will involve each delegate being the primary surgeon, with one-on-one expert Consultant assistance / coaching, to perform a variety of laparoscopic and endourological procedures.

BAUS will be running the 13th Residential Operative Endourology Course at University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff from 8 - 10 October 2018. The closing date for applications is Monday 11 June 2018 - places are limited, so please book your place early. 

Download the Residential Operative Course Application Form

Preference will be given, based on previous endourological and laparoscopic experience, to those trainees who have shown an interest in this sub-speciality area. Delegates have always found this course useful, and feedback from the 2012 and the 2013 courses is available. The 2017 course was hosted by Mr Robert Calvert at Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool. 

Following the course in 2012, Jake Patterson visited Oliver Traxer's unit in Paris. Read his report.

Other Courses

The BAUS Endourology Committee has also attempted to compile a list of courses that might be of use to section members. They have been split into laparoscopy, PCNL and ureteroscopy. Please click on the relevant links below to view the course details.

The tables include an estimate of the appropriate level of training for each course, where this information is known. If you wish to add a course to this list, please e-mail the section.