COMPREHENSIVE PREPARATION COURSE FOR MRCS A:
Applied Basic Sciences and Principles of Surgery in General

Eight x 4-Hour Sessions (Dates Below)

Live Online Teaching Held via Zoom



About

Basic sciences, such as anatomy, physiology, pathology, and microbiology, are the principal components that allow the development of a strong foundation in surgical training and an 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 Part A exam.

This intensive 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 tested in the exam. The emphasis will be on key principles and concepts in the focused context of single best answer questions. The course will take into consideration the recent changes to the MRCS Part A exam, with more emphasis on the clinical application of basic sciences, especially anatomy.

The course is divided into two distinct, but related, weeks. During Week 1, 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 areas of the head, face, neck, upper limb, spine, thorax, abdomen and the autonomic nervous system. Cancers relevant to these regions (including upper GI and lower GI surgery) will also be discussed. Week 2, in addition to pelvis and lower limb, will predominately cover basic pathology, system-specific pathology, applied surgical sciences, burns, trauma, microbiology, pharmacology, genetics, statistics, trauma, vascular surgery, breast surgery, endocrine surgery, and the principles of surgery in general. The sessions in Week 1 and the first session of Week 2 are mainly intended for Paper 1 of the exam (180 marks). The second, third and fourth sessions of Week 2 are mainly for Paper 2 of the exam (120 marks).

It is strongly advised that delegates attend all sessions of the course to obtain the full benefit. However, if a delegate is particularly strong in the topics taught on either of the two weeks, he/she has the option to attend one week only. The topics covered in each session are outlined below.

Reviews

The topics covered in the course were vast and Professor Enoch had seemingly limitless knowledge on all topic areas covered by MRCS. Going through practice questions was a practical way to guide discussion and learning and the way that some questions were structured (with 4 'incorrect' answers being factual statements) was useful to have a record that we could make notes from later. I found the course incredibly helpful and a great refresher of knowledge long lost from 1st or 2nd year of medical school (10y ago!), and I feel much more confident about my upcoming exam.

NP
King's College Hospital, London, UK
14th - 17th December 2023, Cardiff

Good course, with a very knowledgable instructor who explained things very well. Has got me motivated for the exam.

SN
Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport , UK
14th - 17th December 2023, Cardiff

Excellent comprehensive course where key concepts are broken down and made easy to understand so you can answer a vast majority of questions. Would recommend to anyone sitting Part A. Amazing!

CJ
Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, UK
20th - 23rd July 2023, Cardiff

This course greatly exceeded my expectations for how much I would gain. Professor Enoch is a fantastic teacher and highly knowledgeable. He answered every question I asked explaining it thoroughly and as participants we saw it as a challenge to see if we could ask a question and Professor Enoch wouldn't know the answer! His teaching is amazing and I would recommend this course to anyone planning to sit MRCS. I think for the price it's a bargain!

SR
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, UK
20th - 23rd July 2023, Cardiff

Prof Enoch is a Medical encyclopedia and I loved his humble nature to answer any question. I just wish to have a continuation as some of are weak in certain topics and may need more help later probably in zoom session.

AI
Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK
20th - 23rd July 2023, Cardiff

Good organization, succing information for the exam

JL
Charles Hospital, Merthyr Tydfil, UK
16th - 19th March 2023, Cardiff

Very good, presentations helpful, very recent

JL
University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK
16th - 19th March 2023, Cardiff

The course was overall good, however very exhausting.

JW
NHS Fife, Kirkcaldy, UK
16th - 19th March 2023, Cardiff

Great course, very engaging and stimulating teaching. Very relevant! Highly recommended!

EO
Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UK
16th - 19th March 2023, Cardiff

The course was excellent. Good opportunity to ask questions.

SG
Southmead Hospital, Bristol, UK
16th - 19th March 2023, Cardiff

Thank you so much to all the staff and teaching members, it was an excellent course with excellent organisation and facilities, I greatly appreciated the opportunity.

AK
Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, Exeter, UK
16th - 19th March 2023, Cardiff

Extremely impressed with the course. It was hard work, but I see the importance of keeping the course <4 days to make it accessible, so the long hours are justified.

GB
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, UK
16th - 19th March 2023, Cardiff

Excellent course. Both instructive and useful for highlighting areas needing further study.

AP
Royal Stoke University Hospital, Stoke-on-Trent, UK
1st - 4th December 2022, Cardiff

The teaching and objectives were very clearly set out, good audience participation through the use of display cards. It was good having a small group and refreshments and breaks was adequate for the long sessions. I felt that everything was adequately covered and Professor Enoch had really good explanations and went over things which we didn’t understand in more detail which was very useful. The booklet was great too to make notes and keep and of good quality. A long and tiring 4 days but good value for money.

VN
Whiston Hospital, Prescot, UK
1st - 4th December 2022, Cardiff

Amazing course! Very good resources. Prof was very kind and ensured we have everything we could need to prepare for the exam

CR
Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, UK
1st - 4th December 2022, Cardiff

Excellent 4 day course, covered lots of content relevant to the part A exam. Professor Enoch was fluent in anatomy and interacted with students throughout.

AK
Poole Hospital, Poole, UK
1st - 4th December 2022, Cardiff

Excellent course, Prof Enoch is outstanding, exceptionally knowledgable, patient and clear.

PC
University Hospital Southampton, Southampton, UK
1st - 4th December 2022, Cardiff

Outstanding from start to finish. Would recommend to everyone, well worth the money!

CR
Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, UK
1st - 4th December 2022, Cardiff

Overall right level of intensity and depth; main takeaway lessons were how to approach questions and being put into the examination way of thought

HD
Wrexham Maelor, Wales, UK
1st - 4th December 2022, Cardiff

The course was well organised. The content was excellent, delivered in a methodical manner and extremely useful. I wish I had done this course earlier.

TM
Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, UK
28th - 31st July 2022, Cardiff

Great teaching with good cover of all major exam topics!

TM
Whiston Hospital, Rainhill, UK
28th - 31st July 2022, Cardiff

Excellent course, detailed and very relevant

MY
Royal Oldham Hospital, Oldham, UK
28th - 31st July 2022, Cardiff

The course was well organised. The content was excellent, delivered in a methodical manner and extremely useful. I wish I had done this course earlier.

PV
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, Blackpool, UK
28th - 31st July 2022, Cardiff

The presenter was really excellent in teaching, was very useful.

SP
Wrightington, Wigan And Leigh Nhs Foundation Trust, UK
28th - 31st July 2022, Cardiff

Excellent teaching, Prof Enoch is knowledgeable, approachable and explains concepts very clearly.

NM
Kings Mill Hospital, Sutton-in-Ashfield, England
28th - 31st July 2022, Cardiff

Fantastic course, by far the best teaching I've had in my entire life! Prof was an incredible teacher and I am amazed at the content and delivery of the course. The questions were exactly what I needed and I think 4 days of teaching at that quality offers excellent value for money. I couldn't recommend it enough!

NP
NA
28th - 31st July 2022, Cardiff

Professor Enoch is unreal, the amount of knowledge and insight he has and able to communicate them.

GL
Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Wales, UK
28th - 31st July 2022, Cardiff

Superb, interactive teaching by Prof Enoch. Very relevant, covering so much of the MRCS Part A syllabus, and using example written questions of a high standard comparable to the exam. Well organised.

DA
UHB
28th - 31st July 2022, Cardiff

Excellent course. Amazing faculty with great tuition and fantastic teaching from Prof Enoch.

JM
Barnsley Hospital, South Yorkshire, UK
28th - 31st July 2022, Cardiff

Overall very good course, very relevant and the tutor has very good knowledge on the subjects and explained things well.

SS
University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, UK
28th - 31st July 2022, Cardiff

Excellent and engaging tutor. Brilliant explanations and slides.

MH
Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, UK
8th 9th and 10th April 2022, Cardiff

Great course with an indepth coverage of an incredible amount of information by Prof Enoch. Thank you! Some very valuable tips and information gleaned over the 3 day course.

RK
University Hospital of North Tees, Stockton-on-Tees, UK
8th 9th and 10th April 2022, Cardiff

Excellent course. Professor Enoch was great, very knowledgable and helpful throughout the course. Would definitely recommend to other people sitting MRCS

ZA
Southport Hospital, Southport, UK
8th 9th and 10th April 2022, Cardiff

I just wanted to expressed my sincere gratitude to our teacher for all his time, effort, discussion and encouragement. I've sat the exam 3 times and this is the first time I feel I have a good grasp on the topics I need to revise. Thank you so much for the wonderful teaching and explaining the difficult concepts.

HA
Bradford Royal Infirmary, Bradford, UK
8th 9th and 10th April 2022, Cardiff

Brilliant course, all thoroughly relevant to the exam

IS
University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, UK
8th 9th and 10th April 2022, Cardiff

Really good course, covered the high stakes areas of the syllabus. Good rationales given for distinguishing the better of the last two remaining options in difficult questions. Teaching was excellent. It was nice to do it well in advance of the exam. It will help to direct study.

RC
Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK
10th, 11th and 12th December 2021, Cardiff

Excellent teaching and outstandingly knowledgeable - objectively very useful and extraordinary teacher - would have been better if could have been stretched over five days, but equally I think it’s usually focused on final exam preparation.

KK
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK
10th, 11th and 12th December 2021, Cardiff

Very good course and Professor Enoch is amazing. Covered all relevant topics with adequate details. Overall a very good experience.

EZ
Tameside & Glossop IC NHS Foundation Trust, UK
10th, 11th and 12th December 2021, Cardiff

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

Week 1
Session 1: Applied Basic Sciences
Tuesday 2nd April 2024 (0900-1300 hours)
Upper Limb (Anatomy and Related Pathology)

  • Brachial Plexus and Nerves from the Roots, Trunk and Cords
  • Arm, Shoulder and Rotator Cuff
  • Shoulder and Anatomical Considerations in the Approaches to the Shoulder Joint
  • Scapula, Back, Axilla and Axillary Contents
  • Axillary Surgery and Clearance
  • Shoulder Pathologies and Approaches to the Shoulder
  • Elbow Joint, Antecubital Fossa and Cubital Tunnel
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Forearm, Wrist and Flexor Retinaculum
  • Carpal Tunnel – Attachments and Contents
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Palmar Arches, Pulleys and Intrinsic Muscles of the Hand
  • Dupuytren’s Disease, Trigger Finger and Other Pathologies in the Hand and Digits
  • Extensor Compartments and Anatomical Snuff Box
  • Scaphoid Fractures
  • Key Upper Limb Osteology
  • Types of Joints in the Upper Limb
  • Fractures in the Upper Limb
  • Musculocutaneous Nerve Injury
  • Axillary Nerve Injury
  • Median Nerve Injury
  • Radial Nerve Injury
  • Ulnar Nerve Injury
  • Injury to Other Branches from the Brachial Plexus
  • Dermatomes and Myotomes in the Upper Limb
Spine and Autonomic Nervous System (Anatomy and Pathology)
  • Anatomy of the Vertebrae and Spinal Cord
  • Blood Supply to the Spinal Cord
  • Anatomy of Lumbar Puncture and Epidural Anaesthesia
  • Ascending and Descending Tracts of the Spine; Pain Pathways
  • Back Pain, Disc Prolapse and Sciatica
  • Spondylosis and Spondylolisthesis
  • Cord Pathologies, Cord Syndromes, Cauda Equina and Conus Medullaris
  • Autonomous Nervous System, Splanchnic and Hypogastric Nerves
  • Tumour Metastasis to the Vertebrae and Their Management
Session 2: Applied Basic Sciences
Wednesday 3rd April 2024 (0900-1300 hours)
Skull Base and Brain (Anatomy and Pathology)
  • Scalp and Surgical Pathologies of the Scalp
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Suture Lines of the Skull and Fontanelle
  • Skull Base – Cranial Fossae, Boundaries, Contents and Foramina
  • Cavernous Sinus
  • Pituitary Gland
  • Visual Field Defects Associated with Tumours/Lesions in the Brain
  • Extraocular Muscles of the Eye
  • Myasthenia Gravis and Horner’s Syndrome
  • Course of the Key Cranial Nerves
  • Lobes of the Brain and Their Embryology
  • Brain Stem Nucleus
  • Parasympathetic Ganglion in the Head and Face
  • Cancers of the Brain and Their Management
  • Anatomy of Strokes and Cerebrovascular Accidents
  • Flow of CSF and Hydrocephalus
Face (Anatomy and Pathology)
  • Head and Neck Embryology; Pharyngeal Arches
  • Embryology of the Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Surgical Anatomy of the Face
  • Nasal Anatomy, Polyps and Paranasal Sinuses
  • Parotid Gland and Duct
  • Ear – Blood Supply, Nerve Supply and Pathologies
  • Infratemporal Fossa – Boundaries, Relations and Contents
  • Pterygopalatine Fossa – Boundaries, Relations and Contents
  • Palate – Anatomy, Nerve and Vessels
  • Mandible and TMJ
  • Facial Nerve Palsies, Acoustic Neuroma and Ramsay-Hunt Syndrome
  • Mastoid Process and Styloid Process
Session 3: Applied Basic Sciences
Thursday 4th April 2024 (1800-2200 hours)
Neck (Anatomy and Pathology)
  • Triangles of the Neck
  • Fascial Layers of the Neck
  • Carotid Sheath and Contents
  • Anatomy of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands
  • Tongue, Soft Palate, Larynx and Pharynx
  • Neck Lumps and Surgical Pathologies of the Neck
  • Pharyngeal Pouch
  • Cancers of the Tongue, Larynx, Pharynx and Their Management
  • Important Ear Conditions (Cholesteatoma, Otitis Media, Conductive and Sensorineural Hearing Loss) – Diagnosis and Management
  • Submandibular Gland and Duct
  • Salivary Gland Tumours and Their Management
Thoracic Wall, Mediastinum, Heart and Lung (Anatomy and Pathology)
  • Thoracic Wall and Intercostal Muscles
  • Anatomy of Chest Drain Insertion
  • Structures at the Angle of Louis
  • Mediastinum – Boundaries and Contents
  • Embryology of the Heart
  • Pericardium, Great Vessels and Heart
  • Coronary Circulation and Coronary Sinus
  • Cardiac Pathologies and Congenital Heart Defects
  • Conduction System of the Heart and Pacemakers
  • Lungs, Hila and Bronchopulmonary Segments
  • Cancers of the Lung and Their Management
  • Anatomy of the Oesophagus – Relations, Muscles, Blood Supply, Nerve Supply, Lymphatic Drainage
  • Perforated Oesophagus
  • Dysphagia – Causes, Investigations and Treatment
  • Barrett’s Oesophagus – Pathophysiology and Surveillance
  • GORD, Hiatus Hernia, Achalasia and Other Benign Upper GI Conditions
  • Cancers of the Oesophagus and Their Management
Session 4: Applied Basic Sciences
Friday 5th April 2024 (1800-2200 hours)
Abdominal Wall, Herniae, External Genitalia (Anatomy and Pathology)
  • Anterior Abdominal Wall – Musculature, Blood Supply and Nerve Supply
  • Abdominal Incisions and Laparoscopic Ports
  • Abdominal Wall Herniae and Their Management
  • Gastroschisis and Exomphalos
  • Inguinal Region and Canal – Boundaries and Contents
  • Spermatic Cord and Contents
  • Layers of the Scrotum
  • Inguinoscrotal Swellings and Their Management
  • Cryptorchidism
  • Testicular Tumours and Their Management
Solid Abdominal Organs (Anatomy and Pathology)
  • Diaphragm – Musculature, Blood Supply, Nerve Supply
  • Transpyloric Plane – Relations and Structures
  • Peritoneum, Peritoneal Folds and Embryology of the GI Tract
  • Omentum, Sacs and Epiploic Foramen
  • Liver and Ligaments of the Liver
  • Gall Bladder and Bile Duct
  • Pancreas and its Relations
  • Essential Principles and Concepts in Upper GI Surgery
  • Spleen, Ligaments of the Spleen, Splenic Injuries and Vaccines
  • Kidneys and Adrenal Glands – Structures and Relations
  • Stomach – Ligaments, Relations, Blood Supply and Lymphatic Drainage
  • Cancers of the Stomach and Their Management
  • Small Bowel – Differences and Relations
  • Caecum, Appendix, Colon – Relations, Blood Supply, Lymphatic Drainage
  • Assessment and Management of Diverticular Disease
  • Screening for Colorectal Cancers and Cancer Genetics (FAP and Lynch)
  • Management Principles of Colon Cancers and Segmental Bowel Resections
  • Management of Volvulus, Haemorrhoids, Fistula and Anal Fissures
  • Management of Rectal Cancers
  • Management of Anal Cancers
Week 2
Session 5: Applied Basic Sciences
Tuesday 16th April 2024 (1800-2200 hours)
Pelvis and Perineum (Anatomy and Pathology)
  • Cancers of the Kidneys
  • Anatomy of the Ureters, Bladder and Urethra
  • Cancers of the Urinary Bladder
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia – Medical and Surgical Management
  • TURP Syndrome
  • Cancers of the Prostate – Surveillance and Management
  • Uterus and Cervix – Supports and Relations
  • Anatomy of Male and Female External Genitalia
  • Pelvis and Perineum
  • Fascia of the Perineum and Deep Space Infections
  • Management of Pelvic Fractures and Managing Urethral Injuries
Lower Limb (Anatomy and Related Pathology)
  • Lumbar Plexus
  • Sacral Plexus
  • Gluteal Region – Greater and the Lesser Sciatic Foramen
  • Hip Joint and Femur; Blood Supply and Nerve Supply
  • Principles of Management of the Fracture Neck of the Femur
  • Femoral Triangle, Adductor Canal and Thigh
  • Knee Joint and Popliteal Fossa – Anatomy, Contents and Relations
  • Management of Knee Injuries
  • Lower Leg and Compartments
  • Pathophysiology and Management of Compartment Syndrome
  • Ankle Joint and Ligaments
  • Management of Ankle Fracture and Injuries
  • Foot – Layers and Arches
  • Femoral Nerve Injury
  • Sciatic Nerve Injury
  • Common Peroneal Nerve Injury
  • Key Lower Limb Osteology
  • Management of Fractures of the Lower Limb
Session 6: Applied Basic Sciences
Wednesday 17th April 2024 (1800-2200 hours)
Breast, Thyroid and Adrenal Pathologies; Cutaneous Malignancies; General Pathology
  • Basic and General Pathology
  • Tumour Markers
  • Screening for Breast Cancers and Cancer Genetics
  • Management of Benign Pathologies of the Breast
  • Management of Breast Cancers
  • Management of Benign Thyroid Disorders
  • Management of Thyroid Cancers
  • Management of Lumps and Benign Cutaneous Lesions
  • Management of Common Skin Conditions and Cutaneous Malignancies
  • Melanoma and its Management
  • MEN Syndromes
  • Endocrine System
  • Calcium Metabolism and Hyperparathyroidism
  • Cushing’s Disease and Cushing’s Syndrome: Screening Tests and Management
  • Disorders of the Adrenal Cortex, Adrenal Medulla, Pheochromocytoma and Neuroblastoma
  • Principles of Dexamethasone Suppression and Synacthen Tests
  • Adrenal Incidentalomas
  • Carcinoid Tumours and Carcinoid Syndrome
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis) – Management Principles
  • Osteoporosis, Osteomalacia and Paget’s Disease
  • Gout, Pseudogout, Septic Arthritis, Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Management of Bone Cancers
Session 7: Applied Surgical Sciences and Critical Care Physiology; Principles of Surgery in General
Thursday 18th April 2024 (0900-1300 hours)
Trauma, Head Injuries; Cardiorespiratory, Renal and Acid Base Physiology; Principles of Surgery
  • Management of Trauma; ATLS Principles
  • Types of Shock and Classes of Hypovolemic Shock
  • Major Haemorrhage Protocol
  • Massive Blood Transfusion
  • Neurophysiology and Raised ICP
  • Constituents of CSF
  • Management of Raised ICP
  • Management of Head Injuries
  • Cardiovascular Physiology
  • Respiratory Physiology
  • Oxy-Haemoglobin Dissociation Curve
  • Renal Physiology
  • Applied Acid-Base Balance
  • Bilirubin Metabolism and Jaundice
  • Management of Fluids and Electrolytes in the Peri-Operative Period and in Trauma
  • Pre-Operative Assessment
  • Nutrition, Feeding and TPN
  • Common Anaesthetic Drugs and Peri-Operative Care
  • Post-Operative Complications and Management
  • Management of Hypothermia in Surgical Patients
  • Pharmacology of Key Anti-Platelets, Anti-Coagulants and Anti-Cancer Drugs
  • Principles of Local Anaesthetics; Tourniquets; Diathermy
  • Essential Principles in Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Sutures, Suture Materials and Needles
Session 8: Principles of Surgery in General
Friday 19th April 2024 (0900-1300 hours)
Trauma, Head Injuries; Cardiorespiratory, Renal and Acid Base Physiology; Principles of Surgery
  • Fundamentals of Wound Healing
  • Reconstructive Ladder
  • Skin Grafts, Flaps and Basics of Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery
  • Burns and Scalds – Assessment and Management
  • Venous Ulcers, Arterial Ulcers, Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Pressure Ulcers, and Their Management
  • 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
  • Tuberculosis
  • Necrotising Fasciitis – Assessment, LRINEC score, Management
  • Other Surgical Infections, Animal and Human Bites
  • Statistics – Types of Studies, Bias, Relative Risk, Odds Ratio
  • Statistics – Sensitivity, Specificity, PPV and NPV
  • Types of Statistical Tests and Their Surgical Application
  • Genetics and Inheritance Patterns

Quick Information
Places are currently available
Dates Tuesday 2nd April 2024 (0900-1300 hours)
Wednesday 3rd April 2024 (0900-1300 hours)
Thursday 4th April 2024 (1800-2200 hours)
Friday 5th April 2024 (1800-2200 hours)

Tuesday 16th April 2024 (1800-2200 hours)
Wednesday 17th April 2024 (1800-2200 hours)
Thursday 18th April 2024 (0900-1300 hours)
Friday 19th April 2024 (0900-1300 hours)
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Course Fee Week 1 and Week 2 (Full Course): £ 460.00

Week 1 Only: £240.00 (4 sessions)
Week 2 Only: £240.00 (4 sessions)
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 20
Dress code Professional/Semi-formal
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