IU School of Medicine

Elective Title: 93UR750 — BASIC LAPAROSCOPY AND UROLOGIC LAPAROSCOPIC/ROBOTIC SURGERY

Description:

This elective was designed to expose medical students to basic laparoscopic techniques and advanced laparoscopy in urology. It will be of particular interest to students who are interested in pursuing a career in general surgery, urology, or gynecology. The elective is flexible and can be tailored to meet the individual student

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Chandru Sundaram, MD, FACS (sundaram@iupui.edu)

Director: Chandru Sundaram, M.D., FACS

Campus: Indianapolis

Location: IU Health University Hospital (Indianapolis)

Other Faculty: Michael Koch, M.D.

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Describe the advantages and the limitations of the laparoscopic/robotic surgical approach (MK4)
  • 2) List the physiologic changes associated with pneumoperitoneum with carbon-di-oxide (MK3)
  • 3) Describe the surgical steps involved with a laparoscopic/robotic prostatectomy, radical nephrectomy and partial nephrectomy (PC5)
  • 4) Perform basic exercises in laparoscopic/robotic surgery using a box trainer/simulator (PC5)

Assessment

  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Clinical Observations)

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:

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Duty Hours: 40

Time Distribution: 60% Clinical; 20% Laparoscopy exercises; 10% Research; 10% Library

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Students should contact Tina Hedges (317-278-0221, klhedges@iupui.edu ) prior to enrolling in course

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None