Establishment of a urogynecology cadaver-based hands-on workshop

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Background: It is important to train gynecologists and urologists on the principles of urogynecological surgery. Objectives: To report our recent experience in developing a curriculum, application, and the learning outcome of a urogynecology workshop using cadaver training. Methods: A full day structured urogynecology cadaver-based educational hands-on course was developed. The theoretical component consisted of lectures on female urinary incontinence and genital prolapse. Hands-on training was on three cadaver stations: First to instruct and guide through the surgical steps of transobturator vaginal tape; second to perform sacrospinous fixation; and third to insert of vaginal mesh. Knowledge gained was evaluated using multiple choice questions. The course was evaluated using a structured seven-point Likert type questionnaire. Results: There was an a statistically significant improvement in the post-test MCQ marks compared with the pre-test marks (P <0.01) and in the pass percentage (7% compared with 100%, P< 0.001). The overall rating of the workshop was 6.7 out of 7. Conclusions: Our course was highly valued by the participants who came from all over the Middle East. The course was enjoyable and achieved its objectives while the participants gained new knowledge and surgical skills.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)606-613
Number of pages8
JournalAfrican Health Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2023


  • Cadaver
  • assessment
  • pelvic floor
  • skills
  • surgery
  • training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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