Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - e-Learning for Healthcare
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About the Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery programme

Please click here to view the ‘e-LPRAS Curriculum’ (a list of the sessions found in each module).

The British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS), in partnership with Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare, has developed an e-learning resource to support good clinical practice.

e-LPRAS supports the training programme for plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery and is aimed at plastic surgery trainees from specialty training year 3 (ST3) onwards. The e-learning will also appeal to consultants, non-consultant career grades and allied health professionals who want to increase and update their knowledge base.

More information

e-LPRAS provides new and complementary material to support rather than replace existing learning resources.

This peer-reviewed, evidence based e-learning is available, free of charge, to all clinicians in the NHS throughout the UK and to full members of BAPRAS. Once registered, you will be able to access each 20-30 minute session via the internet from work or home.

High resolution images, videos, animations and assessments will engage you throughout the learning process. You are encouraged to plan and record your learning and use your newly acquired knowledge to reflect on your clinical practice.

Sample sessions

e-LPRAS offers a wide range of sessions covering the knowledge-base of plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery, together with formative assessments.

Each of the sessions covers a small chunk of the curriculum, using high-quality graphics, animations, video and interactive questions. The sessions complement each other, providing comprehensive coverage of basic and clinical science, practical knowledge and professional matters.

Learners can work through individual sessions, in any order they choose, or follow a more structured learning plan of a section of the curriculum.

Click on the ‘Play’ buttons below to view a sample knowledge session.

  • History of Plastic Surgery

    This session provides an overview of the developments that have helped to shape the specialty of plastic surgery.

  • Planning the Orientation of Skin Incisions

    This session describes the methods that can be used by plastic surgeons to plan the orientation of skin incisions.

  • Principles of Transplant Immunology

    This session provides a comprehensive account of transplant immunology, focusing on those aspects of greatest relevance to plastic surgeons (e.g. skin, limb and face allotransplantation).

Project structure

e-LPRAS covers the broad spectrum of the specialty described in the Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum Programme. The modules include:

  • Module 1

    Essentials of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
  • Module 2

    Surgical Principles of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
  • Module 3

    Head and Neck Surgery
  • Module 4

    Congenital Head, Neck and Skin
  • Module 5

    Upper Limb
  • Module 6

    Breast and Chest Wall
  • Module 7

    Lower Trunk
  • Module 8

    Lower Limb
  • Module 9


Executive group

  • Julia Moore OBE

    National Director, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare
  • Alan Ryan

    National Programme Director, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare
  • Joe O'Donoghue

    Joe O'Donoghue

    Project Champion, BAPRAS

Project team

  • Sarah Pape

    Sarah Pape

    Clinical Project Lead
  • Stephen Gibbons

    Stephen Gibbons

    Lead Learning Designer, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare
  • Tracy Watkins

    Tracy Watkins

    Learning Designer, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare
  • e-LfH-staff-Angelina-Montinaro-learning-profile

    Angelina Montinaro

    Learning Designer, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare

How to access

In order to access any e-LfH programme, you will need an e-LfH account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below.

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If you already have an account with e-LfH, then you can enrol on to the Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery programme by logging in to the e-LfH Hub, selecting My Account > Enrolment and selecting the programme. You can then access the programme immediately in the My e-Learning section.

How to license

In the event that you do not qualify for free access to the Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery programme, you are able to license access through eIntegrity, a community-interest company established for this purpose.

For more information on the licensing options available for the Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery programme, please visit the eIntegrity website.


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