Cardiff MRCS Course (Manchester): Final Preparation for MRCS A

(For trainees appearing for the exam on Tuesday 15th September 2020)

5th and 6th September 2020

Education Centre, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester


This intensive, two-day course is specifically designed for candidates appearing for the exam on 15th September 2020. Led by Professor Stuart Enoch, the Convenor of the highly renowned Cardiff MRCS OSCE courses, this course is suitable for candidates who have completed adequate prior revision and wish to brush-up on the entire exam syllabus in two days.

There will not be any lectures. Rather, the entire day will instead focus on ‘rapid fire’ discussion of the SBA questions and answers that are most likely to appear in the exam. The sessions will only highlight the ‘must know’ areas and take the candidate through the core topics in Applied Basic Sciences (ABS) and Principles of Surgery in General (PoSG). The course will reflect the format of the exam (180 ABS questions and 120 PoSG questions) and the additional emphasis on ABS, particularly physiology, pathology and surgical anatomy.

This two-day course is calculated to be worth an average of 60 hours of individual revision.

Topics covered

  • Head, Skull and Face Anatomy
  • Neuroanatomy
  • Neck Anatomy
  • Anatomy of the Thorax, Mediastinum, Heart and Lungs
  • Anatomy of the Abdomen and Pelvis
  • Vascular Anatomy and Vascular Surgery
  • Brachial Plexus and Upper Limb Anatomy
  • Lumbosacral Plexus and Lower Limb Anatomy
  • Spinal Cord Anatomy and Cord Syndromes
  • Autonomic Nervous System
  • Head, Neck, Cardiac and Gut Embryology
  • Foetal Circulation
  • General Physiological Principles
  • Renal Physiology
  • Cardiorespiratory Physiology
  • Endocrine Physiology
  • Neurophysiology
  • Trauma Physiology
  • Burns Physiology
  • Homeostasis and Fluid Physiology
  • Acid-Base Balance
  • Calcium Metabolism
  • General Principles of Pathology
  • System Specific Pathology
  • Breast Pathologies and Cancer
  • Thyroid Pathologies and Cancer
  • Colorectal Pathologies and Cancer
  • Prostate Pathologies and Cancer
  • Skin Cancers and Malignant Melanoma
  • Salivary Gland Tumours
  • Principles of Surgery in General
  • Local Anaesthetics
  • Sutures and Suture Material
  • Wounds, Ulcers and Wound Healing
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Microbiology

Target audience

Candidates appearing for the MRCS A exam on Tuesday 15th September 2020.

Quick Information
Places are currently available.
Date 5th and 6th September 2020
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Education Centre, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester
Course Fee £285.00
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 20
Dress code Professional/Semi-formal
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