Developing a simulation-based curriculum for laparoscopic common bile duct exploration

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This thesis explores the current management of common bile duct stones at a tertiary university hospital, highlighting the tendency towards ERCP-first approach and the factors that may influence this decision making such as technical skills. These factors have become a focus in the development of a curriculum for training program in laparoscopic common bile duct exploration (LCBDE). We identified and defined six features of intraoperative cholangiogram (IOC) interpretation that are hypothesised to influence success and difficulty of LCBDE and whether there is agreement among the surgeons in the interpretation of IOC. Finally we present a simulation-based curriculum to upskill general surgeons in IOC interpretation and LCBDE.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Ballal, Mohammed, Supervisor
  • Hamdorf, Jeff, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date6 Mar 2024
Publication statusUnpublished - 2023


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