Cardiff DOHNS course (Dubai, UAE): Focused Revision and Communication Skills for DOHNS / MRCS (ENT) OSCE

3rd August 2019

Grand Excelsior Hotel (Mankhool Road) Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

From the providers of the highly acclaimed and prestigious Cardiff DOHNS Courses in the UK, this intensive revision course covers the high-yield basic science and clinical topics as well as the communication skills stations tested in the DOHNS / MRCS(ENT) OSCE exam. The day will include teaching on anatomy of the skull base, neck, relevant clinical pathology and cancers in the head and neck, structured interviews, communication skills workstations, information giving, consenting for procedures and operations, information gathering and breaking bad news. About 15-20 patient-centred clinical scenarios will be used to reflect the situations experienced in everyday practice in the National Health Service in the UK; these scenarios will be in line with what is commonly tested in the DOHNS / MRCS(ENT) OSCE exam. There will be opportunities for every participant to participate and engage in a number of role-play scenarios, enabling him or her to identify areas of weakness and to improve upon these.

Delivered by surgeons and advanced linguistic specialists, the teaching session will focus more on common topics that are tested in the exam as well as the literary and linguistic aspects, British phrases, colloquial terminologies, mannerisms, and interpersonal skills - all within the context of the DOHNS / MRCS(ENT) OSCE exam. This course, with a high tutor to delegate ratio, is particularly relevant for those with limited experience in the UK hospital setting and for those who have not done their training in the UK.

Aimed at

  • Foundation Year 2 trainees
  • Core trainees in Surgery with specialist interest in ENT
  • General Practice trainees with specialist interest in ENT
  • Career ENT trainees
  • Qualified ENT Surgeons
  • Experienced ENT Surgeons wishing to enhance and advance their knowledge

Course fee includes the following:
1. Diploma in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery: An Essential Revision Guide (normal price £20 including postage)
2. 50 OSCE Stations for DOHNS Part 2 (normal price £19 including postage)
3. Practical Otolaryngology for Junior Doctors (normal price £18 including postage)
4. OSCE question and answer booklets
5. Refreshments and lunch
6. Certificate of Attendance (PDF)
Trainees can use their study leave budget to attend this course.

*Additional charges are levied by the local organisers for the delivery of the course in Dubai. This includes government taxes. The total amount you will be required to pay is available upon registration.


This was a really good course, providing good value for money. The facilitators were enthusiastic, friendly and good fun.

Altnagelvin Area Hospital, Northern Ireland, UK

Overall, the course was very helpful and helped a lot regarding the structure of the exam. The manned stations and the mock exam were especially important.

Salmaniya Medical Complex, Bahrain

I thought the mock OSCE exam was very useful.

James Paget Hospital, Great Yarmouth, UK

The mock exam was very useful

King Khalid Hospital, Hail, Saudi Arabia

The course was good

K.E.M. Hospital Pune, India

The manned stations were extremely helpful, and the mock exam was also important.

Saudi-German Hospital Cairo, Egypt

It was good

Royal London Hospital, London, United Kingdom

It was good.

Hereford Hospital NHS Trust, United Kingdom

It was very good.


This was a well organised course. Despite only being a one-day course, all relevant topics were covered and to a suitable depth of knowledge.

Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, United Kingdom

It was very good overall.

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, United Kingdom

It was well organised. There was a good spread for lunch and snacks, and the staff were friendly.

Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, United Kingdom

It was already a good course.

Kaman State Hospital, Kirsehir, Turkey

It was very good

University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom

It was very good.

Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar

It was great.

Port of Spain General Hospital, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

It was a really good programme to cement what we've learned. It was good for revision purposes.

Apollo Hospitals
Quick Information
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Date 3rd August 2019
Time 0845 - 1830 hours
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Grand Excelsior Hotel (Mankhool Road) Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Course Fee £195.00*
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 10
Dress code Professional/Semi-formal
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