The 6th Urology Boot Camp

Monday 11th October to Friday 15th October 2021

The 6th Urology Simulation Boot Camp
Monday 11th October to Friday 15th October 2021
LIMIT, J34, Beckett Wing, St James’ University Hospital

How the Boot Camp Functions

A maximum of 48 course delegates will be divided into eight groups of six.

Day 1 to Day 4;
Groups will rotate in a clock-wise fashion around the eight continually assessed modules spending half a day in each module.
 For example; Group A will commence in Module 1 on Monday morning and close in Module 8 on Thursday afternoon, Group B will commence in Module 2 on Monday morning and close in Module 1 on Thursday afternoon and so on.
Day 5; Consolidation of Learning day
Groups will be divided into two.  Four groups will be tested on the knowledge and experience gained over the previous four days, time will also be available to complete the post-course MCQ. The MCQ scores should improve from the knowledge and experience gained over the previous four days.
 The other four groups will attend a Quality Improvement session and both groups with swap following a refreshment break
 There will then be a short reflection session and the course closes on TBC. Please refer to the Course Programme for further clarification.
Lunch & Refreshments
These are provided throughout the course.  Due to space restrictions lunches will be a lunch bag and include a sandwich, crisps and a drink.  Sandwiches will include a selection of meat and vegetarian options, but please do let us know if you have any specific dietary requirements
 Fresh fruit and refreshments will be available daily.
Media Consent
Photographs and videos may be taken throughout the week as well as using social media for promotional and educational purposes. 
Consent is taken at registration, but if anyone is uncomfortable with this request please advise us on the first day.


Pre-Course Work Guidance 2021

Pre-course Requirements (Please allow a minimum of four weeks to commence pre-course work)

Operative Experience Questionnaire
Responses to the questionnaire will help us to place candidates into a group of peers with similar experience and ensure optimal training.  We will contact you by e-mail once the questionnaire is open.  There will be a date to complete by which will which will then allow the organising team time to place candidates into the appropriate group.

During the course groups of four to six candidates will rotate around eight continually assessed modules. Group listing will be issued at registration on TBC.

Operative Skills & Expectations Survey
The set of questions within the Operative Skills & Expectations Survey are designed to give the training team a better understanding of your experiences and abilities as a trainee surgeon.  It is important to note that this is not a “test” and you will not be evaluated on your answers.  Completing the survey is entirely optional.  We plan to use the responses for research purposes (e.g. publication in peer-reviewed journals) and to structure/inform our teaching.  Responses will be fully anonymised and the survey complies with the data protection guidelines and the declaration of Helsinki and has been approved by the School of Psychology Research Ethics Committee, University of Leeds

Pre-Course MCQ
There will be a pre-course questionnaire to complete and we will contact you by e-mail once this is open.  This will be a timed session and candidates will have 45 minutes to complete the MCQ paper and will not be able to complete part of the paper then return at a later time. 

We will then ask candidates to complete a timed post-course MCQ on Day 5 of the course, when scores should improve from the knowledge and experience gained by attendance at the course.


Assessment Information;

At Registration
Consent form (delegates & faculty)
Pre-course experience
Pre-course MCQ
Module 1
(Bowel anastomosis, urostomy, ureteric injury)
 Global rating scale for bowel anastomosis
Peer observation of Teaching
Module Feedback
Module 2
(Circumcision, Acute scrotum, scrotal examination, priapism)
 Peer observation of Teaching
Module Feedback
Module 3
(Basic Lap Skills)
Peer observation of Teaching
E-BLUS score
Module Feedback
Modules 4
(TURP, TURBT)
Global Assessment of Urological Endoscopic Skills (GAUES)
Urethrotomy Evaluation Form
Resectoscope Evaluation Form
Peer observation of Teaching
Module Feedback
Module 5
(Scenarios)
NOTSS
Peer observation of Teaching
Module Feedback
Module 6
BOTOX, Urodynamics)
Botox assessment
Peer observation of Teaching
Session Feedback
Module 7
(Scenarios)
NOTSS
Peer observation of Teaching
Module Feedback
Module 8
Ureteroscopy
Module Feedback
Peer observation of Teaching
Cystoscopy Evaluation Form
Global Assessment of Urological Endoscopic Skills (GAUES)

Assessment Day
 5 stations

Post-course
MCQ
Delegate course feedback
Faculty course feedback

Course Dinner

Every year the course organises a Course Dinner which will take place on TBC 2021, after the days training.

This will be a set menu at TBC in Leeds City Centre and is included in your course fee.

Please note that the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust does not support the purchase of alcohol so please purchase your own drinks

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