Minimally Invasive and Robotic Pediatric Surgery – MASTER II – 2021/2022



The Course aims to prepare pediatric surgeons to become experts in minimally invasive surgery and pediatric robotics. The University of Bologna has instituted this II level Master in “Minimally Invasive and Robotic Pediatric Surgery”, unique in Italy and Europe; the 1 year lasting Master is reserved for a maximum of 10 participants, who are already specialists in Pediatric Surgery or in General Surgery or have attended a Department of Pediatric Surgery for at least 2 consecutive years. The teaching activity will consist of both a theoretical and practical part: 5 theoretical sessions characterized by frontal and / or online lectures held by international experts in minimally invasive surgery and pediatric robotics and a practical/hands-on stage of 4 non-continuous weeks in our operating rooms, both in election and in emergency. Furthermore, during the aforementioned stage, the learner will get the chance to use training simulators such as pelvic trainers and virtual LapSim and / or Robotic simulators, available at our Center of Minimally Invasive Surgery (MISCBO) with the supervision of a tutor. The aim of the course is to guarantee technical-scientific training support on Minimally Invasive Surgery and Pediatric Robotics in order to make learners gain confidence in this surgical approach; Minimally Invasive Surgery nowadays offers scientifically proven benefits on the patient and necessarily requires a methodical path of Learning.

TIMETABLE ED. 2021/2022

SEND APPLICATIONS by 12 October 2021

SELECTION October 18, 2021


MATRICULATION From 8 November to 22 November 2021


2-3 December 2021

7-8 February 2022

March 14-15, 2022

May 9-10, 2022 10-11

October 2022 5-6

December 2022 (Thesis Discussion and Proclamation)