Plastic surgery – Learn Online from BAPRAS & HEE

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Last Update August 10, 2022
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Course Prerequisites

  • Please note that this course has the following prerequisites which must be completed before it can be accessed

About This Course

Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic surgery – Learn Online from BAPRAS

This e-learning, which is suitable for both training and professional development, covers all aspects of plastic surgery, such as essentials skills, surgical principles, burns and specific body parts. It is suitable for healthcare professionals around the world.

The highly engaging content includes photographs, diagrams and self-assessment questions, which help to reinforce learning and test your understanding on key concepts. There are also links to further recommended reading sources.

You can use the e-Learning for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (e-LPRAS) as a standalone resource or to support classroom and workplace-based learning. It offers excellent preparation for hands-on surgical training and examinations.

The programme has been developed by the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (the leading professional body in the field in the UK) and Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare.

Convenient, easy online access

e-LPRAS is available online so you can study at home, in the workplace or even on the move.

Learning Objectives

By British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons
Mapped to Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum Project

Target Audience

  • Plastic surgeon trainees


Essential Knowledge and Skills

1. Introduction to plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery 2. Skin 3. Nervous system 4. Musculoskeletal system 5. Immune system 6. Blood and blood vessels

Surgical Principles

1. Preparation for plastic surgery 2. Operative techniques in plastic surgery 3. Skin grafts and flaps 4. Lasers in plastic surgery (including Core of Knowledge) 5. Postoperative care

Head and Neck

1. Head and neck trauma 2. Head and neck cancer 3. Aesthetic surgery of the head and neck

Congenital Head, Neck and Skin

1. Congenital anomalies of the head and neck 2. Cleft lip and palate 3. Congenital anomalies of the skin

Upper Limb

1. Congenital anomalies of the upper limb 2. Trauma in the upper limb 3. Neurological abnormalities of the upper limb 4. Dupuytren's disease

Breast and Chest

1. Benign conditions of the breast 2. Breast cancer 3. Breast reconstruction 4. Aesthetic surgery of the breast

Lower Trunk

1. Surgery of the abdominal wall 2. Reconstruction of the perineum 3. Pressure sores 4. Surgery of the male and female genitalia

Lower Limb

1. Lymphoedema 2. Vascular malformations 3. Lower limb trauma 4. Surgical procedures in the lower limb


1. General principles 2. Initial management 3. Surgical management 4. Complications 5. Rehabilitation 6. Secondary reconstruction

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