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We offer training programmes under conditions that resemble real-life situations as much as possible (on live tissue).

Course nameShort descriptionNumber of daysNumber of course participants
Laparoscopic surgeryPractical manipulations: laparoscopic cholecystectomy, laparoscopic anterior rectosigmoidectomy, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic colorectal surgery, complications and their elimination.210–12
Laparoscopic surgeryInguinal hernia surgery18–16
Paediatric Laparoscopic SurgeryPractical manipulations: cholecystectomy, intestinal anastomosis, diaphragmatic hernia, pyeloplasty, gastrostomy, hemisplenectomy / splenectomy, fundoplication, inguinal hernia, nephrectomy and procedures for vesicoureteral reflux.210–12
Laparoscopic GynaecologyAnatomy of the pelvis (uropoetic system and bowel anatomy for operating gynecologists).
Practical training on laparoscopic suturing. Practical manipulations: the principles of urether dissection, bladder dissection; imitation, diagnostics and treatment of injuries, elimination of intestine damage.
Injury of thoracic and abdominal cavitiesCare of polytrauma patients, bleeding control, haemostasis, diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms, pneumothorax, hydrothorax, lung and diaphragm traumatic lesions. Gunshot and stab wounds.16–10
Injury of parenchymal organs of the abdominal cavity with DSTC elements
(defective surgical trauma care)
Practical manipulations: laparotomy, inspection of the abdomen in case of polytrauma, liver trauma, Pringle manoeuvre, suturing in case of liver damage, spleen injuries (tactics), visceral rotation according to Kocher’s manoeuvre, left-sided visceral rotation, intestine injuries. Mechanical staplers, haemostatic agents and fibrin glue.16–10
AnaesthesiologyIn their daily practice anaesthesiologists conduct high-risk procedures in the operating room, especially if it concerns critical and serious patients of the intensive care units. Complications due to such procedures may increase morbidity and mortality in patients. Therefore it is necessary to simulate high-risk procedures on live tissues in order to get the student adapted to the real situation (intubation, arterial and venous access, intubation, management of the anesthesia, thoracostomy, etc.).16–10
Endoscopy of the digestive tract and bronchoscopyUnderstanding the technique of manipulation and its essence requires theoretical and practical skills and practice. Initially, training is conducted on a special simulators and trainers which serve as a substitute for live tissues. However, in order to supplement the skills and to avoid complications of the procedure such as papillotomy, it is necessary to use simulation on live tissues. Classes are conducted under the guidance of an expert physician-endoscopist. Each participant is given an opportunity to independently and responsibly practice all the manipulations and methods of treatment and diagnostics described in the programme.115
PediatricsThe aim of the course is to master the techniques of various manipulations necessary to maintain minimal practical speciality skills: venipuncture and artery puncture, pleural puncture, direct cardiac massage, training on live tissues.16–10
Surgery for general practitionersSurgery in outpatient clinic. The programme is intended for general practitioners who are interested in surgical manipulations which can be performed in their ambulance or private practice. Program consists of theoretical and practical part on live tissues (peripheral vena puncture, suturing, local anesthesia, puncturing of pleural cavity, etc.).110
Invasive radiology
Treatment of endovascular stroke and aneurisms
Training is provided by a team of radiologists with operation experience over 10 years and 500 operations.
Teaching of theoretical and practical aspects of the disease. Analysis of diagnostics and therapy. Practical thrombectomy and coiling of the aneurysms on live tissue.
Conventional abdominal surgery
For 1st–2nd year residents
Operation room, surgeon's and patient's preparation for the operation, preparation of manipulations table, operation gowns and linen, hand scrub and skin antisepsis. Local anaesthesia. Various wounds, selection of operation incisions, sutures. Orientation in abdominal cavity. Bowel anastomosis, knotting and tying techniques, holecistectomy, splenectomy, fundoplication. Application of hemostatic materials for hemostasis.18
Laparoscopic surgery
For 1st–2nd year residents
Laparoscopical equipment, start of the operation, port insertion, visualization of abdominal cavity, knotting and tying techniques. Holecistectomy, splenectomy. Application of hemostatic materials for hemostasis.18
Conventional abdominal surgery
For 3rd–5th year residents
Surgeon's and patient's preparation for the operation, preparation of manipulations table. Selection of the proper operation incision. Orientation in abdominal cavity and organ inspection. Gastric and bowel resection, anastomosis. Holecistectomy, splenectomy, fundoplication. Iatrogenic blood vessel injury and suturing.18
Laparoscopic surgery
For 3rd–5th year residents
Holecistectomy, partial and total splenectomy. Bowel resection, anastomosis. Application of hemostatic materials for hemostasis.18
UrologyLaparosocpic and conventional: nephrectomy, kidney resection, dissection of the urinary tract, damaged ureter closure, pyeloureteral anastomosis etc.18
For residents in traumatology and orthopedics
Bone external fixation18
Basic course in surgery for studentsPart 1 @ RSU Medical Education Technology Centre, 26a Anniņmuižas bulvāris, Rīga, is aimed at acquiring skills in surgery in order to get ready for the work in conditions equivalent to real life situation: Operating equipment, sterility, preparation of manipulations table, proper choice of surgical instruments, preparing patients to undergo surgery, patient's position on the operation table. Wounds and their closure. Local anaesthesia. Knotting and tying techniques.110
Part 2, Classes on live tissues @ the Faculty of Veterinary in the University Life Sciences and Technologies, Kristapa Helmana Str. 8, Jelgava, is devoted to the subject of surgeon and patient's preparation for the operation, preparation of manipulations table, operation gowns and linen, hand scrub and skin antisepsis. Local anaesthesia. Various operation incisions and sutures. Knotting and tying techniques.110
Summer School in Surgery for studentsWe offer a possibility to acquire theoretical and practical skills under conditions equivalent to a real surgical procedure. During the course students will be able to get acquainted with proceedings in the operation room, perform various manipulations and understand the stages of surgery.

Day 1: Suturing and knotting techniques
Day 2: Wounds and their closure. Tying and knotting techniques
Day 2: Various operation incisions and their closure
Day 3: Tracheostomy, thoracostomy, orientation in abdominal cavity
Day 4: Discussions and tour