Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

e-LPRAS: Online Learning for Plastic Surgery Trainees

e-LPRAS is a high-quality learning resource that helps you build the knowledge and understanding to support good clinical practice in the field. It is specifically aimed at plastic surgery trainees from year 3. However, it is also suitable for less experienced trainees and for qualified clinical staff looking to refresh and update their skills.

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Interactive e-Learning on Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic surgery

The Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic surgery modules provide comprehensive coverage on core topics, such as surgical principles, burns and surgical procedures involving specific parts of the body. The highly engaging content includes photographs, diagrams and self-assessment exercises, which help to reinforce learning and test your understanding on key concepts. You’ll also have access to further recommended sources of reading, many of which can be accessed directly online. You can use e-LPRAS as a standalone resource or to support classroom/workplace-based learning. The e-learning offers excellent preparation for hands-on surgical training and examinations.

Course Content

The course modules are divided into bite-sized learning sessions.

Essential Knowledge and Skills

  • Introduction to plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery
  • Skin
  • Nervous system
  • Musculoskeletal system
  • Immune system
  • Blood and blood vessels

Surgical Principles

  • Preparation for plastic surgery
  • Operative techniques in plastic surgery
  • Skin grafts and flaps
  • Lasers in plastic surgery (including Core of Knowledge)
  • Postoperative care

Head and Neck

  • Head and neck trauma
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Aesthetic surgery of the head and neck

Congenital Head, Neck and Skin

  • Congenital anomalies of the head and neck
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Congenital anomalies of the skin

Upper Limb

  • Congenital anomalies of the upper limb
  • Trauma in the upper limb
  • Neurological abnormalities of the upper limb
  • Dupuytren's disease

Breast and Chest

  • Benign conditions of the breast
  • Breast cancer
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Aesthetic surgery of the breast

Lower Trunk

  • Surgery of the abdominal wall
  • Reconstruction of the perineum
  • Pressure sores
  • Surgery of the male and female genitalia

Lower Limb

  • Lymphoedema
  • Vascular malformations
  • Lower limb trauma
  • Surgical procedures in the lower limb


  • General principles
  • Initial management
  • Surgical management
  • Complications
  • Rehabilitation
  • Secondary reconstruction
If you do not need access to the full programme, you can purchase selected modules covering specific areas of plastic, reconstructive or aesthetic surgery, for details please contact us.
Essential Knowledge and Skills £20
Surgical Principles £20
Head and Neck £20
Congenital Head, Neck and Skin £20
Upper Limb £20
Breast and Chest £20
Lower Trunk £20
Lower Limb £20
Burns £20
  For institutional purchase or bulk licences of our online medical courses, please contact us