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The Validation of a Novel Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy Virtual Reality Module.

To perform the first validation of a full procedural virtual reality robotic training module and analysis of novice surgeon's learning curves.

Participants completed the bladder neck dissection task and urethrovesical anastomosis task (UVA) as part of the prostatectomy module. Surgeons completed feedback questionnaires assessing the realism, content, acceptability and feasibility of the module. Novice surgeons completed a 5.5-hour training programme using both tasks.

King's College London, London.

13 novice, 24 intermediate and 8 expert surgeons completed the validation study.

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