• e-LPRAS: online learning for plastic surgery trainees
    e-LPRAS: online learning for plastic surgery trainees
    e-LPRAS: online learning for plastic surgery trainees
    • Designed for clinical trainees
    • Covers all key aspects of plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery
    • Developed in the UK by the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons
Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery E-learning Course

Interactive e-learning on plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery

e-LPRAS is a high-quality learning resource that helps you build the knowledge and understanding to support good clinical practice in the field. It is specifically aimed at plastic surgery trainees from year 3. However, it is also suitable for less experienced trainees and for qualified clinical staff looking to refresh and update their skills.

Quality-assured training in plastic surgery

The modules provide comprehensive coverage on core topics, such as surgical principles, burns and surgical procedures involving specific parts of the body. You can select modules that are particularly suited to your training needs and track your progress online.

The highly engaging content includes photographs, diagrams and self-assessment exercises, which help to reinforce learning and test your understanding on key concepts. You’ll also have access to further recommended sources of reading, many of which can be accessed directly online.

You can use e-LPRAS as a standalone resource or to support classroom/workplace-based learning. The e-learning offers excellent preparation for hands-on surgical training and examinations.

Any questions?

If you have any further queries on our programmes, please take a look at our frequently asked questions or contact us.

Course Content

The course modules are divided into bite-sized learning sessions. Topics covered include:

Essential Knowledge and Skills

  • Introduction to plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery
  • Skin
  • Nervous system
  • Musculoskeletal system
  • Immune system
  • Blood and blood vessels

Surgical Principles

  • Preparation for plastic surgery
  • Operative techniques in plastic surgery
  • Skin grafts and flaps
  • Lasers in plastic surgery (including Core of Knowledge)
  • Postoperative care

Head and Neck

  • Head and neck trauma
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Aesthetic surgery of the head and neck

Congenital Head, Neck and Skin

  • Congenital anomalies of the head and neck
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Congenital anomalies of the skin

Upper Limb

  • Congenital anomalies of the upper limb
  • Trauma in the upper limb
  • Neurological abnormalities of the upper limb
  • Dupuytren's disease

Breast and Chest

  • Benign conditions of the breast
  • Breast cancer
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Aesthetic surgery of the breast

Lower Trunk

  • Surgery of the abdominal wall
  • Reconstruction of the perineum
  • Pressure sores
  • Surgery of the male and female genitalia

Lower Limb

  • Lymphoedema
  • Vascular malformations
  • Lower limb trauma
  • Surgical procedures in the lower limb


  • General principles
  • Initial management
  • Surgical management
  • Complications
  • Rehabilitation
  • Secondary reconstruction

You can also download the full course curriculum.


History of plastic surgery

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

Planning and 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).


BAPRAS is moving to a learning profile for plastic surgeons in which e-LPRAS provides core knowledge, followed by avatar-based learning of the essential surgical steps before a trainee enters the operating room. e-LPRAS is the first stepping stone in plastic surgical education.
Mr Nigel Mercer, President, British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)


Purchasing the full programme

Single-user access to the full e-LPRAS e-learning programme for 12 months costs £100 (excluding VAT where applicable).

How to purchase

To purchase a licence, please click on the ‘Register’ button below.

Once you have submitted your details and your payment has been processed, your account details (user name and password) will be emailed to you within two to three working days.

All prices are for a single-user licence for 12 months. We can also arrange for multiple or multi-year licences.

Interested in purchasing selected modules only?

If you do not need access to the full programme, you can purchase selected modules covering specific areas of plastic, reconstructive or aesthetic surgery. Just click on the relevant links below. Further modules can be purchased at any time.


Prices for individual modules (excluding VAT where applicable):

Essential Knowledge and Skills £20
Surgical Principles £20
Head and Neck £20
Congenital Head, Neck and Skin £20
Upper Limb £20
Breast and Chest £20
Lower Trunk £20
Lower Limb £20
Burns £20