This proposal is based on the observations and interviews of sixteen years of Silver Scalpel Award Winners and the learning achieved through the critically acclaimed PAR Excellence and PAR Aortic courses. We have demonstrated remarkable improvements in basic skills teaching over 190 students on potatoes, bananas and poached eggs! The video evidence of improving skills is compelling.
Laparoscopic surgery has an advantage as most the movements and be captured digitally for analysis – there are a plethora of models a available for practice but this luxury has not been afford the simple skills of
Knife and scissor skills
Knot tying skills
Non dominant hand skills
With advise from educationalists, we have come up with a technique based assessment of these skills. The skills are analysed in three domains Positive Behaviours Negative Behaviours Negative passive Behaviours
Each of the five skills is deconstructed. The focus is on the ergonomics of the action.
The theory and the models have been scrutinised by educational academics. The models meet the requirements for deliberately feedback and can be used at home. The result of practice has been be captured, coded and scored digitally. They are reproducible.
Mastery comes through practice
“The more I practice the luckier I get” Gary player