Cardiff MRCS Course: Basic Sciences and Clinical Application for MRCS A

28th - 31st July 2022

School of Biosciences, Cardiff University



About

Basic sciences, such as anatomy, physiology, pathology, and microbiology, are the principal components for developing a strong foundation in surgical training and for the understanding of its clinically applied aspects, such as surgical anatomy and surgical pathology, critical care physiology and applied surgical sciences, and principles of surgery. As such, these subjects form an integral part of the MRCS A exam.

This intensive four-day course will provide the attendee with an overview of basic physiological principles, consolidate the attendee's core and applied surgical knowledge in anatomy and relevant pathology, and give a focused revision of pertinent topics as tested in the exam. The emphasis will be on key principles and concepts, with focus and guidance on answering single best answer questions. The course will take into consideration the recent changes to the MRCS A exam, with more emphasis on the clinical application of basic sciences, especially anatomy.

The course is divided into four distinct, but related, days. On Days 1 and 2, the emphasis will primarily be on basic and surgically applied anatomy and related pathology. This will include relevant embryology, surface anatomy and osteology in the head and neck, upper limb, thorax, abdomen, pelvis and lower limb. The autonomic nervous system and pertinent histological findings of all common cancers will also be discussed. Days 3 and 4 will predominately cover basic pathology, system-specific pathology, applied surgical sciences, burns, trauma, microbiology, pharmacology, genetics, statistics, trauma, vascular surgery, breast surgery, endocrine surgery, upper GI and lower GI surgery, and the principles of surgery in general.

It is strongly advised that delegates attend all four days of the course to obtain the full benefit. However, if a delegate is particularly strong in the topics taught on any of the four days, then he/she has the option of attending individual days of the course.

Reviews

Very good intense days of revision going through high yield topics.

BH
Leicester General Hospital, Leicester, UK
Structured Revision for MRCS A
18th and 19th July 2020, Manchester

Excellent course, useful content, impressive facilitator. It was impressive, stimulating and very relevant... most appropriate, I just need to continue revisiting.

IA
Medway NHS Trust, UK
Structured Revision for MRCS A
18th and 19th July 2020, Manchester

Excellent course. Extremely knowledgeable teacher. Provided concepts of important MRCS topics.

TM
Blackpool Victoria Hospital, Blackpool, UK
Structured Revision for MRCS A
18th and 19th July 2020, Manchester

An excellent course where Prof Enoch manages to condense a huge topic into easy to grasp concepts whilst highlighting the most high yield areas to score points on, all in the space of two days.

RM
Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley, UK
Structured Revision for MRCS A
18th and 19thJuly 2020, Manchester

Amazing experience. Cleared up so man basic issues I struggled with.

SH
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom
MRCS 3 day Course, February 2020, Cardiff

A well organised and highly informative course which delivers excellent material, relevant to the MRCS part A

MT
Cheltenham General Hospital, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
MRCS 3 day Course, February 2020, Cardiff

I found it much more helpful having all the mock papers than previous versions of the course without it. This really helps for exam technique and focuses learning.

ZS
University hospital Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom
MRCS 3 day Course, February 2020, Cardiff

Presentations were nicely framed covering most relevant topics and high yield areas.Overall, course was really exhaustive and covered most of the content.

MK
Glangwili General Hospital, Carmarthen
MRCS 3 day Course, February 2020, Cardiff

Very good course, well run, great content.

MA
Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, United Kingdom
MRCS 3 day Course, February 2020, Cardiff

Excellent teaching and useful to progress teaching via the mock exam questions.

CS
Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, United Kingdom
MRCS 3 day Course, February 2020, Cardiff

Well organized, intense and well thought out. I feel much more confident in taking the exam

GM
Croydon Health Services NHS Trust, United Kingdom
MRCS 3 day Course, February 2020, Cardiff

Very good course and helps to set a criteria on how to approach and prepare for the exam

NC
Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham, United Kingdom
MRCS 3 day Course, February 2020, Cardiff

Well organised with relevant material covered. Intense 3 days and so tired (in a nice way) by the end of the course!

SO
Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, United Kingdom
MRCS 3 day Course, February 2020, Cardiff

Well organized and very useful! The lecturer was incredible, excellent knowledge and teaching. All content was relevant and useful. NI
East Kent Hospitals University NHS Trust, United Kingdom
MRCS 3 day Course, February 2020, Cardiff

Excellent lead tutor for the 3 days - highly knowledgeable and able to ensure clear understanding.

HD
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, United Kingdom
MRCS 3 day Course, February 2020, Cardiff

The teaching was excellent, and it made anatomy more interesting.

LD
Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol, United Kingdom
Three-Day Complete Revision Course for MRCS A
12th, 13thand 14th July 2019, Cardiff

This was an excellent course and the teachers were excellent.

WC
University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Three-Day Complete Revision Course for MRCS A
12th, 13th and 14th July 2019, Cardiff

The course was very useful in terms of content, and it put into perspective the high yield material on which to focus for the examination.

SS
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom
Three-Day Complete Revision Course for MRCS A
12th, 13th and 14th July 2019, Cardiff

This was an excellent and concise course that helped me to identify all high yield topics.

ID
Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Three-Day Complete Revision Course for MRCS A
12th, 13th and 14th July 2019, Cardiff

The lecturer was very knowledgeable, and I learned a lot from this course. Thank you!

GI
Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust, United Kingdom
Three-Day Complete Revision Course for MRCS A
12th, 13th and 14th July 2019, Cardiff

This was an amazing course with great teaching. It was definitely relevant.

AG
Nottingham City NHS Trust, United Kingdom
Three-Day Complete Revision Course for MRCS A
12th, 13th and 14th July 2019, Cardiff

This was excellent for the MRCS examination. It has helped me to recognise which topics to focus on.

NM
Three-Day Complete Revision Course for MRCS A
12th, 13th and 14th July 2019, Cardiff

This was a brilliant revision programme. It summed up five years of medical school in three days! I would highly recommend it.

LD
Walsall Manor Hospital, Walsall, United Kingdom
Three-Day Complete Revision Course for MRCS A
12th, 13th and 14th July 2019, Cardiff

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Professor Enoch was incredibly knowledgeable and enthusiastic throughout. He was a very good teacher with a passion. He outlined and populated topics very well, without patronising.

AV
Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Three-Day Complete Revision Course for MRCS A
8th, 9th and 10th February 2019, Cardiff

This was a very good, concise course. I was able to revise so many subjects in such little time. It made me more oriented towards the exam.

SS
Fairfield General Hospital, Bury, United Kingdom
Three-Day Complete Revision Course for MRCS A
8th, 9th and 10th February 2019, Cardiff

Excellent course. It feels like Professor Enoch really cares about us passing our exams. Thank you.

DC
Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, United Kingdom
Three-Day Complete Revision Course for MRCS A
8th, 9th and 10th February 2019, Cardiff

A very well-structured course, going through the high yield topics needed for the MRCS Part A.

KM
Mater Dei Hospital, Malta
Three-Day Complete Revision Course for MRCS A
8th, 9th and 10th February 2019, Cardiff

This course was excellent. Prior to the course information and study material provided was really good and the admin team replied to emails and helped resolve any issues promptly. Prof Enoch was a really good lecturer, focusing on the key topics that would come up in the MRCS examination.

SK
Chesterfield Royal Hospital, Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Three-Day Complete Revision Course for MRCS A
30th November, 1st and 2nd December 2018, Cardiff

The course was immensely useful. I wish I had known about it previously. The refreshments and breaks were excellent. The overall environment was friendly and easy going.

SA
Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Wrexham, United Kingdom
Three-Day Complete Revision Course for MRCS A
30th November, 1st and 2nd December 2018, Cardiff

Great experience! Highly recommended.

MM
Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Three-Day Complete Revision Course for MRCS A
30th November, 1st and 2nd December 2018, Cardiff

Professor Enoch worked tirelessly to ensure we were all learning. Although it was a fast pace, I picked up lots of hints and tips. Thank you for your very hard work and dedication to teaching!

ZA
Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Three-Day Complete Revision Course for MRCS A
30th November, 1st and 2nd December 2018, Cardiff

Intense revision, which is what was needed!.

RA
Blackpool Fylde and Wyre Hospitals NHS Trust, United Kingdom
Three-Day Complete Revision Course for MRCS A
30th November, 1st and 2nd December 2018, Cardiff

I felt this course was highly relevant to the exams. It showed me exactly what I needed to focus on to ensure I can do the best I can, as well as very good exam revision techniques!

NV
South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom
Three-Day Complete Revision Course for MRCS A
20th, 21st and 22nd July 2018, Cardiff

Great teaching and revision of relevant subjects, especially anatomy.

MK
Frimley Park Hospital, Frimley, United Kingdom
Three-Day Complete Revision Course for MRCS A
20th, 21st and 22nd July 2018, Cardiff

Incredible course. I really liked how we focused on what was important to know at both Part A and Part B. This helped tailor my revision more efficiently.

AC
Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, United Kingdom
Three-Day Complete Revision Course for MRCS A
20th, 21st and 22nd July 2018, Cardiff

Very good. Prof Enoch was excellent.

JH
Three-Day Complete Revision Course for MRCS A
20th, 21st and 22nd July 2018, Cardiff

Excellent course. I wish I had attended earlier.

JA
Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, Belfast, United Kingdom
Three-Day Complete Revision Course for MRCS A
20th, 21st and 22nd July 2018, Cardiff

Excellent. Thank you very much.

AK
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, United Kingdom
Three-Day Complete Revision Course for MRCS A
20th, 21st and 22nd July 2018, Cardiff

Course was organised in a very well-structured manner. Prof Enoch is excellent. He showed a different approach in understanding what and how to study for the examination.

ST
Three-Day Complete Revision Course for MRCS A
16th, 17th and 18th February 2018, Cardiff

Very useful, relevant and succinct.

JB
Three-Day Complete Revision Course for MRCS A
16th, 17th and 18th February 2018, Cardiff

Prof Enoch was a walking, talking Anatomy Atlas book. I simply loved the way he delivered his lectures. Short, to-the-point topics, and very crisp. No time to even yawn.

SK
St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, United Kingdom
Three-Day Complete Revision Course for MRCS A
16th, 17th and 18th February 2018, Cardiff

This course was arranged at a perfect time for me to see which areas I was lacking in knowledge. Prof Enoch is an excellent lecturer and very engaging. I would certainly recommend his courses.

SR
Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley, United Kingdom
Three-Day Complete Revision Course for MRCS A
16th, 17th and 18th February 2018, Cardiff

I wish I did this course earlier! It was like an eye opener. Very good presentations. MCQs were very helpful too.

AG
Peterborough City Hospital, Peterborough, United Kingdom
Three-Day Complete Revision Course for MRCS A
16th, 17th and 18th February 2018, Cardiff

Excellent from start to finish. Covered important aspects and highlighted the subjects I needed to revise.

DN
Conquest Hospital, St Leonards-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Three-Day Complete Revision Course for MRCS A
16th, 17th and 18th February 2018, Cardiff

Topics covered

Days 1 and 2:

  • Brachial Plexus, Arm, Shoulder, Scapula, Back, Axilla and Rotator Cuff (includes Upper Limb Nerve Injuries, Palsies, Shoulder Pathologies, and Approaches to the Shoulder)
  • Cubital Fossa, Forearm, Flexor Retinaculum and Hand (includes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Ulnar and Median Nerve Palsies, and Hand Pathologies)
  • Fractures in the Upper Limb
  • Thoracic Wall; Mediastinum; Heart; Lungs; Oesophagus
  • Embryology of the Heart
  • Cardiac Pathologies and Congenital Heart Defects
  • Dysphagia, Barrett’s Oesophagus and Benign Upper GI Conditions
  • Cancers of the Oesophagus and their Management
  • Cancers of the Lung and their Management
  • Diaphragm, Transpyloric Plane, Anterior Abdominal Wall and Inguinal Region
  • Peritoneum, Peritoneal Folds and Embryology of the GI Tract
  • Gall Bladder, Pancreas, Liver and Ligaments of the Liver
  • Essential Principles and Concepts in Upper GI Surgery
  • Spleen, Splenic Injuries and Vaccines
  • Hollow and Solid Organs of the Abdomen (includes Bowel Pathologies, Management Principles of Colon Cancers and Segmental Bowel Resections)
  • Cancers of the Stomach and their Management
  • Pelvis and Perineum
  • Fascia of the Perineum and Deep Space Infections
  • Kidneys, Ureters, Bladder and Urethra
  • Management of Rectal and Anal Cancers
  • Inguinal Swellings, Groin Swellings, Hernias and Scrotal Swellings
  • Testicular Tumours and their Management
  • Lumbar and Lumbosacral Plexus
  • Femoral Triangle, Thigh, Popliteal Fossa; Lower Leg, Ankle and Foot (includes Lower Limb Nerve Injuries, Nerve Palsies, Compartment Syndrome and Ankle Injuries)
  • Principles of Management of the Fracture Neck of the Femur
  • Management of Fractures of the Lower Limb
  • Management of Knee Injuries
  • Head and Neck Embryology; Pharyngeal Arches
  • Embryology of the Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Autonomous Nervous System, Splanchnic and Hypogastric Nerves
  • Skull Base, Head, Scalp and Face; Surgical Pathologies of the Scalp, Head and Face
  • Facial Nerve Palsies, Acoustic Neuroma and Ramsay-Hunt Syndrome
  • Salivary Gland Tumours and their Management
  • Cancers of the Brain and their Management
  • Anatomy of Strokes and Cerebrovascular Accidents
  • Neck, Thyroid, Larynx, Pharynx and Tongue
  • Neck Lumps and Surgical Pathologies of the Neck
  • Cancers of the Larynx, Pharynx and Tongue and their Management
  • Management of Common ENT Conditions
Days 3 and 4:
  • Management of Trauma; ATLS Principles
  • Major Haemorrhage Protocol and Massive Blood Transfusion
  • Types of Shock and Classes of Hypovolemic Shock
  • Management of Pelvic Fractures and Managing Urethral Injuries
  • Spine, Spinal Cord, Lumbar Puncture and Epidural Anaesthesia
  • Ascending and Descending Tracts of the Spine; Pain Pathways
  • Back Pain, Sciatica, Cord Syndromes, Cauda Equina and Conus Medullaris
  • Head Injuries, Neurophysiology and Management of Raised ICP
  • Basic and General Pathology
  • Tumour Markers
  • Screening for Colorectal Cancers and Cancer Genetics
  • Septic Arthritis, Gout, Pseudogout, Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Principles in the Management of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis)
  • Pre-Operative Assessment
  • Common Anaesthetic Drugs and Peri-Operative Care
  • Post-Operative Complications and Management
  • Management of Fluids and Electrolytes in the Peri-Operative Period and in Trauma
  • Management of Hypothermia
  • Pharmacology of Key Anti-Platelets, Anti-Coagulants and Anti-Cancer Drugs
  • Fundamentals of Wound Healing; Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery
  • Principles of Local Anaesthetics; Tourniquets; Diathermy
  • Essential Principles in Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Sutures, Suture Materials and Needles
  • Management of Burns and Scalds
  • Lumps and Benign Cutaneous Lesions
  • Common Hand Conditions (including Dupuytren’s Disease)
  • Venous Ulcers, Arterial Ulcers, Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Pressure Ulcers, and their Management
  • Vascular Anatomy of the Head, Neck and Thorax (includes Vascular Access and Chest Drain Insertion)
  • Vascular Pathologies of the Neck and Thorax
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease, Vascular Pathologies, and the Core Principles in Vascular Surgery
  • Carotid Artery Disease and Carotid Endarterectomy
  • AAA: Screening; Elective vs. Emergency; Open vs. EVAR; TEVAR; FEVAR; REBOA
  • Screening for Breast Cancers and Cancer Genetics
  • Management of Benign Pathologies of the Breast
  • Management of Breast Cancers
  • Management of Metastatic Secondaries in the Spine
  • Thyroid Disorders, Thyroid Pathologies and Cancers
  • Melanoma and its Management
  • Management of Common Skin Conditions and Cutaneous Malignancies
  • Cushing’s Disease and Cushing’s Syndrome: Screening Tests and Management
  • Disorders of the Adrenal Cortex, Adrenal Medulla, Neuroblastoma and Pheochromocytoma
  • Carcinoid Tumours and Carcinoid Syndrome
  • Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Endocrine and Renal Physiology
  • Applied Acid-Base Balance
  • Calcium Metabolism and Hyperparathyroidism
  • MEN Syndromes
  • Essential Topics in Microbiology
  • Tuberculosis
  • Necrotising Fasciitis
  • Statistics and its Surgical Application
  • Genetics and Inheritance Patterns

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Date 28th - 31st July 2022
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School of Biosciences, Cardiff University
Course Fee Full course: £ 485.00

Day 1 only: £ 145.00
Day 2 only: £ 145.00
Day 3 only: £ 145.00
Day 4 only: £ 145.00


Closing Date Places will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis and therefore we are unable to provide a precise closing date.
No of Places 40
Dress code Professional/Semi-formal
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