The Advanced Workshop of Non-Scalpel Vasectomy provides an introduction to this advanced procedure for permanent male fertility control. This practical workshop is ideal for experienced doctors who regularly perform advanced clinical procedures or who already provide traditional vasectomies to their patients, but would like to learn the non-scalpel procedure. Upon completion of the workshop, HealthCert recommends further clinical training for doctors without prior experience in the field, to ensure patient safety and for medico-legal purposes.
The only one of its kind, this program will teach what equipment is necessary to achieve the best outcomes for your patients, with the opportunity to practice the procedure on simulated models and enable you to seriously consider this advanced procedure for your practice. The program will also provide a valuable insight into the safety guidelines you need to know to avoid complications and demonstrate how to plan patient counselling with an analysis of patient case scenarios.
- Determining the correct steps in the process of non-scalpel vasectomy procedures
- Recognizing the safety rules to avoid complications in non-scalpel vasectomy procedures
- Determining the necessary equipment for non-scalpel vasectomy procedures
- Planning patient counselling
- Analyzing patient case scenarios
Module 1 – Introduction to Non-Scalpel Vasectomy and Anatomy
This session commences with outlining the non-scalpel vasectomy technique and determines the correct steps in the process of non-scalpel vasectomy procedures. The session continues with an overview of the history of vasectomy, comparing incisional vasectomy to non-scalpel vasectomy, infection rates and other possible complications. The anatomy of the male genital system, including embryology of the genitalia and the blood supply to the testis is shown. Anatomy and description of the vas deferens and seminal vesicles (site, function and anatomical importance) are outlined. A video is shown of the non-scalpel vasectomy procedure.
Module 2: Non-Scalpel Vasectomy (Part 1)
This session focusses on the various reasons patients may have for considering a vasectomy. The session recognises the clinical set-up and safety rules to avoid complications in non-scalpel vasectomy procedures. The importance of written consent from the patient is emphasized as well as the different aspects to be considered during patient counselling (e.g. the reasons for vasectomy, possible complications as well as pros and cons of the alternative methods like the male pill). Pre-vasectomy evaluation including medical history of the patient, examination and precautions are listed. The session concludes with the clinical set-up of the surgical site (operating room), dose and temperature of the anaesthetic and surgical equipment.
Module 3: Non-Scalpel Vasectomy (Part 2)
The third session continues with the procedure of a non-scalpel vasectomy, illustrated by clinical images of the surgical steps. Definitions and diagrams of vas occlusion techniques are shown. Discussion opportunities are provided for counselling and other considerations when considering a vasectomy. Case examples include: having a vasectomy at a young age, partner of patient having emotional difficulties, partner of patient enquiring whether the procedure can be reversed, patients not wanting their partners to know about having the procedure done, concerns about the procedure being painful, having a complete family or personal circumstances that would make it difficult of having (another) child(ren).
Module 4: Post-Op Complications and Follow-Up Care
The final session commences with the management of post-vasectomy care (pain control) and possible complications. These include outlining the causes and symptoms of vasovagal reactions, injuries to testicular artery, haematoma, infections and congestive epididymitis are given, including prevention and treatment of these conditions. Other possible complications are addressed including lidocaine toxicity, bleeding, sperm granuloma and chronic testicular pain. The session also looks at causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention of vasectomy failure and patient concerns regarding vasectomy and risk of prostate cancer. No needle and mini needle vasectomy techniques are described. The session continues by describing the post vasectomy sample test process and the procedure to follow in case the test would be positive. Vasectomy reversal complexities is the last topic in this module.
Entry Requirements and Workshop Requisites
The Advanced Workshop of Non-Scalpel Vasectomy is ideal for Medical Doctors and International Medical Graduates who are already performing traditional vasectomies, but would like to learn the non-scalpel procedure. Participants can expect an introduction to this advanced procedure for permanent male fertility control with a comprehensive overview of the necessary steps to achieve the best outcomes for their patients. The program assumes previous experience in clinical procedures.
Participants do not have to pass an IELTS test but, as the program is delivered in English, proficiency in listening, reading and writing in English is assumed.
Saturday Workshop Outline
- 8:30am – 9:00am
- 9:00am – 10:30am
- Session 1: Introduction to non-scalpel vasectomy and anatomy
- 10:30am – 11:00am
- Morning tea
- 11:00am – 12:30pm
- Session 2 Non-scalpel vasectomy (part 1)
- 12:30pm – 1:30pm
- 1:30pm - 3:00pm
- Session 3: Non-scalpel vasectomy (part 2)
- 3:00pm - 3:30pm
- Afternoon tea
- 3:30pm – 5:00pm
- Session 4: Post-op complications and follow-up care
For your one-off investment, you will receive unlimited access to all course content, additional learning materials, ongoing post-course support and more.
- For your one-off investment, you will receive unlimited access to all education content, additional learning materials, ongoing post-course support and more.
- Online pre-course activity to be completed in your own time.
- All presentation slides and further learning materials available for permanent access and download.
- Instruments and consumables for practical sessions.
- Post-course online assessment to be completed in your own time within six months of workshop attendance.
- Access to the HealthCert Community with additional free learning opportunities, special offers and other benefits.
Workshop Delivery and Assessment
The workshop includes presentations and demonstrations from an expert in the field. The program is delivered on Saturdays and incorporates practical hands-on application using medical grade models. Online assessment in the form of multiple choice questions will take place after the workshop.
Certification and Accreditation
Upon successful completion of the exam, workshop participants will receive the Advanced Workshop of Non-Scalpel Vasectomy Certificate and below points. You may also receive CPD recognition for the optional practical workshop; you will need to apply to your college, and the awarding of any CPD points will be at their discretion.
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- Enrolments in HealthCert Education courses are sold subject to these and any other additional conditions of admission as provided in the course information detailed on our website/s.
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- The following conditions will apply to any changes to enrolments and clinical attachments that have been paid and confirmed.
Face to Face Courses
- Course transfers for Face to Face practical workshops are available, subject to requests being received, in writing, a minimum of 10 business days prior to workshop commencement. Transfer requests received after 10 business days prior to workshop commencement will incur an Administration Fee of $250.
- Transfers will be subject to availability in the future workshops. If the future workshop has a cost differential, that price will apply, and any additional charges will be payable at the time of the transfer request.
- One workshop transfer, per course is allowed. Further transfers will be considered upon application and may be charged at 25% of a full new workshop booking rate.
- Transfers for Online courses are available subject to requests being received, in writing, within 7 days of enrolment. Transfer requests received after the 7 days post enrolment will incur an Administration Fee of $200. One course transfer request, per course is allowed.
- If the future course being transferred to, has a cost differential, that price will apply, and any additional charges will be payable at the time of the course transfer request.
Online Cancellations and Refunds
Cancellation and a full refund of the course fees will be provided if a request is received, in writing, a maximum of 7 days after course enrolment. Refund requests received later than 7 days after course enrolment will incur an Administration Fee of $250. Upon cancellation and full refund of the course enrolment, you will not receive a certificate or accreditation points.
Courses purchased as part of a bundle attract a discount. This discount is apportioned to the final course in the bundle in the cases of cancellations and refunds. Therefore, cancellation and refund requests of a course that have been purchased as part of a bundle are refunded based on the first and/or second course being charged at the full price rate. Any courses remaining in the bundle can be refunded provided the request is received, in writing, a maximum of 7 days after course enrolment. Refund requests received later than 7 days after course enrolment will incur an Administration Fee of $250.
Differed Payment Terms
Courses purchased as part of a bundle with a deferred payment will be eligible for release of certificate in stages based on the payment schedule. For the release of the final certificate the bundle must be paid in full.
Certificate and CPD points can be released as follows:
- Course 1 - Upon 33% payment of total deferred payments received and course completed, certificate to be released and CPD points uploaded
- Course 2 - Upon 66% payment of total deferred payments received and course completed, certificate to be released and CPD points uploaded
- Course 3 - Upon 100% payment of total deferred payments received and course completed, certificate to be released and CPD points uploaded
- The clinical attachment program is aimed at qualified general practitioners who have completed the relevant HealthCert courses (or equivalent). Places are subject to availability and clinic schedules.
- Cancellation and a full refund of the fees will be provided if a request is received, in writing, a minimum of 10 business days prior to commencement. Refund requests received after 10 business days prior to commencement will incur an Administration Fee of $250. Cancellation requests post commencement will not result in a refund.
- If the Workshops or Clinical Attachments are cancelled for reasons outside the reasonable control of HealthCert Education Pte Ltd, the booking fee will not be refunded however an alternate place may be arranged with a future Workshop at the sole discretion of HealthCert Education Pte Ltd.
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- deny entry; and
- to vary the Workshop presenters, format, booking fee, venue and seating arrangements at the venue.
- Any variation to the advertised venue will be notified by HealthCert Education Pte Ltd as soon as reasonably practical after the change.
- Late arrivals may result in non-admittance until a suitable break in the Workshop.
- Cameras, audio and video recorders may not be used within the venue Workshop presentations may not be photographed or recorded in any format. Breach of this requirement may lead to confiscation of equipment and recording medium. Mobile communication devices must be switched off during the Workshops.
- Any information provided at the Workshops is not to be regarded as a substitute to any professional medical advice.
- Printed certificates are delivered in Australia and New Zealand. If you reside internationally, you will receive an electronic copy of your certificate.
Sat, 11 November 2023
Lecture and Hands-on
24/288 Edward St,
Dr Raj Selvarajan
MBBS, MRCS(Ed), MRCGP, FRACGP Course Director and Scalpel Free Vasectomist
Dr Raj Selvarajan is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, a Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners, and a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Following his training in non-scalpel vasectomy, Raj established No Scalpel Vasectomy Service in north-eastern England in 2007. He subsequently led a non-profit social enterprise organisation, NECHN, and set up non-scalpel vasectomy clinics in Tamworth, Midlands, UK and Leicester City, UK. As an experienced vasectomist, Raj peer-reviewed other non-scalpel vasectomy services in the UK. Specialising and innovating the scalpel free vasectomy technique, he is the lead trainer in Australia and operates Scalpel Free Vasectomy clinics in Brisbane and Mackay.