The complexity of modern gynaecological surgery has increased the demands and challenges to surgical education and the quality control. Increasing use of rigid and flexible endoscopes for diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, and their applications in minimally invasive surgery has been a significant reason for this change. Gynaecologist and reproductive surgeons are currently entering the practice in gynaecology surgeries after being trained in conventional open procedures. Their exposure and training in laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery is often insufficient. With increasing performance of advanced endoscopic procedures, acquiring these skills have become mandatory for practicing gynaecologists. Laparoscopic surgery without training and validation of those skills leads to decrease in surgical performance and increase in patient morbidity and mortality.
The main objective of this Master of Science in Gynaecological Endoscopic Surgery programme is to provide gynaecologist and reproductive surgeons with a firm theoretical background in diagnostic and operative gynaecological endoscopy in combination with the development of clinical competence in operative laparoscopy and hysteroscopy procedures in a broad range of gynaecologic patients. An additional objective of this Master program is to provide gynaecologic surgeons with the theory and skills of minimally invasive surgical procedures, blended with clinical, practical and hands-on foundation of endoscopic surgery. At the end of the programme, graduates will establish their status as reproductive surgeons, and to join an élite group of specialists in this field.