Robotic Assisted Radical Prostatectomy eLearning Module

      Online course

      Delivery method



      Approx. 5 hours


      AUD $199



      Prof. Alan Partin, Prof. Pat Walsh, Prof. Tony Costello, Dr. Justin Peters and Dr. Phil Dundee take your through the history of Radical Prostatectomy, the anatomy and the transition into Robotic surgery. The procedure is broken down into each of the crucial steps, narrated and shown in 2D and 3D video (use of a Oculus or Cardboard VR headset is required for 3D vision).
      Course objectives
      • Understand the history of Robotic Assisted Radical Prostatectomy 
      • Review prostate anatomy
      • Know how to set up the operating theatre for a Robotic Assisted Radical Prostatectomy 
      • Have an understanding of a safe surgical approach for robotic prostatectomy
      • Know the specific equipment required and techniques for effective assisting
      This online module includes:

      History of the RARP procedure

      Anatomy of the prostate

      Operative set up

      Detailed procedural steps

      Surgical assisting for a RARP

      Knowledge checks

      Certificate of Completion 


      Prof. Alan W. Partin (M.D., Ph.D.) - The Jakurski Family Director of the Brady Urological Institute, Urologist-In-Chief of Johns Hopkins Medicine and Professor of Urology, Pathology and Oncology. He is a prostate surgeon and researcher at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Partin is board certified in urology and has an expertise in prostate cancer, urology and urologic surgery.

      Prof. Patrick Walsh (M.D), University Distinguished Service Professor of Urology, Professor Emeritus of Urology. After joining the faculty in 1974, he has been director of the Brady Urological Institute for over 30 years. He is recognised internationally as a pioneer in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer.  Dr Walsh is best known for his pioneering work in the development of ‘the anatomic approach to radical prostatectomy,’ which involves nerve-sparing techniques that have reduced the probability of impotence and incontinence, and haemostatic control of the dorsal venous complex to reduce blood loss.

      Professor Anthony (Tony) Costello AM MD FRACS FRCSI Hon MBBS is an Australian trained surgeon formerly head of the Department of Urology Royal Melbourne Hospital (1999 – 2020) and remains Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne Department of Surgery. In 2003 he introduced robotic surgery in Australia, and performed the first tele-robotic surgery (radical prostatectomy) at Epworth Hospital, Melbourne. Shortly after this he spent 12 months in dissection of the neurovascular bundle which supplies the erectile tissue of the penis at the anatomy school of the University of Melbourne. 

      Dr Justin Peters MBBS., FRACS is an experienced urologist at Epworth Hospital specializing in robotic surgery for prostate cancer. He is one of the first surgeons to use a robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy, performed at Epworth Hospital, in Melbourne in December 2003 and has done many since.

      Dr Phil Dundee BSc., MBBS., FRACS, graduated from the university of Melbourne in 2000 with degrees in Science and Medicine & Surgery. He undertook his surgical training in Melbourne, after which he travelled to the UK and spend a year training with one of the world's most experienced laparoscopic surgeons. Phil was then appointed Consultant at the prestigious Guy's and St Thomas' In London where he undertook training in robotic surgery. Since returning to Melbourne, Phil has established himself as a high volume robotic and laparoscopic specialist and performs around 150 of these cases each year. 

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      Robotic Assisted Radical Prostatectomy eLearning Module
      Approx. 5 hours
      AUD $199




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