Hysterectomy pp 235-248 | Cite as

Learning by Doing: How to Teach Hysterectomy

  • Carolin SpüntrupEmail author
  • Marc Banerjee
  • Elmar Spüntrup


Surgical education is traditionally transferred using a learning-by doing apprenticeship model in real patients. Ethical aspects and other factors make it necessary to innovate the established model. The positive effects of simulated training for pilots induced the development of simulated skill trainers also for surgeons. Using these trainers several educational strategies, basing on findings of behavioral sciences, have been described during the last decades. This chapter is dedicated to modern surgical training systems with a special focus on hysterectomy trainers.


Surgical skill training Simulated training Artificial hysterectomy Learning strategies Virtual reality trainers Real Simulator 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carolin Spüntrup
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Marc Banerjee
    • 1
    • 3
  • Elmar Spüntrup
    • 4
  1. 1.University of Witten/HerdeckeWittenGermany
  2. 2.University of Witten/Herdecke, Endoscopic Gynecology, Pelvic School SaarbrückenSaarbrückenGermany
  3. 3.University of Witten/Herdecke, Praxis für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie, Media Park KlinikCologneGermany
  4. 4.Department of RadiologyKlinikum SaarbrückenSaarbrückenGermany

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