Final Focused Revision Sessions of High-Yield Topics for MRCS OSCE

29th September – 2nd October 2021 (Four Teaching Days)

0900 - 1300 hours (UK time)

Online Teaching Via Zoom

About:

This four-part interactive teaching series will provide attendees with a thorough revision of the core topics that mainly make up the 'knowledge' component of the MRCS OSCE. Delivered via Zoom, it is specifically designed for candidates appearing for the exam between 4th and 16th October 2021. The teaching will be structured and delivered by Professor Stuart Enoch, convenor and chair of faculty of the highly regarded and well-established Cardiff MRCS Courses.

Attendees can choose to attend whichever session(s) they feel will be beneficial to their revision.

Delegates who register for all four sessions will also receive a 10-day complementary access to the MRCS OSCE Online Revision Resource
(https://courses.doctorsacademy.org.uk/MRCSBonline/Home.aspx) before the exam.

Reviews

This course was well-structured, relevant and very useful. Prof Enoch was able to identify common exam topics, as well as give exam tips for structuring answers and for clinical exams. The online resources cover all aspects of the exam and are easy to use. The Doctors Academy team are quick to respond to questions. I would recommend to anyone sitting MRCS Part B.

ED
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, UK
29th September – 2nd October 2021, Online Teaching Via Zoom

THIS IS THE BEST REVIEW SESSION I HAVE EVER ATTENDED IN MY ENTIRE LIFE!!! I wish I have attended or enrolled with the Doctors Academy from Day 1 of my preparation, not just in part B but even in part A. I have attended and enrolled in lots of review sessions in the past BUT THIS IS THE ONLY ONE THAT GAVE ME EXTRA BOOST AND CONFIDENCE for the exam. Phenomenal team and of course you have the best lecturer in Prof Enoch! I can't thank you enough! Keep up the excellent work!

JG
Currently a clinical lecturer
29th September – 2nd October 2021, Online Teaching Via Zoom

Very good and thorough session. I was initially sceptical of a course over Zoom but I booked a place since I couldn’t make to the F2F course. I was actually amazed on how much I gained and how many good topics were covered during these sessions. I saved time and money in travel as well. Highly recommend the Zoom sessions. 5 stars without a doubt.

NV
RDH
29th September – 2nd October 2021, Online Teaching Via Zoom

Great sessions, concise and very useful. Covered pretty much the entire knowledge component (8 exam stations) and amazing tips for the skills component in quick time. Thank you.

LA
Medical Officer
29th September – 2nd October 2021, Online Teaching Via Zoom

Massively benefited from these sessions! So much was covered in a short time and really helped to brush-up on many topics I wouldn’t have revised otherwise.

DE
Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol, UK
29th September – 2nd October 2021, Online Teaching Via Zoom

Great. Thank you very much. Didn’t expect so many useful topics to be covered within the duration available. Lots and lots of high-yield topics were covered in sufficient detail for the exam.

SM
University Hospital Waterford, Waterford, Ireland
29th September – 2nd October 2021, Online Teaching Via Zoom

Excellent, Prof Enoch clarified topics that has previously been a source of confusion extremely well!

ZK
Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, UK
29th September – 2nd October 2021, Online Teaching Via Zoom

Very good course. Relevant information presented clearly. Gained a lot from these sessions.

VP
Royal Free Hospital NHS Trust, UK
29th September – 2nd October 2021, Online Teaching Via Zoom

This was fantastic. Vast amount of information to digest in short time, very intense. However, excellent.

NS
SMH
29th September – 2nd October 2021, Online Teaching Via Zoom

This was really useful, thanks very much.

EC
Southmead Hospital, Bristol, UK
29th September – 2nd October 2021, Online Teaching Via Zoom

I have definitely benefitted from these sessions. The sessions highlight the most important areas for the exam and provide useful tips.

OA
Glangwili Hospital, Wales, UK
29th September – 2nd October 2021, Online Teaching Via Zoom

Thank you so much. I was amazed at how much we covered in such a short space of time.

AG
St Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin, UK
29th September – 2nd October 2021, Online Teaching Via Zoom

Session 1:

Wednesday 29th September 2021
0900 - 1300 hours
Skull Base, Head, Scalp, Face and Neck; Thyroid Pathologies, Melanoma, Skin Cancers.

Topics Covered:

  • Cranial fossa
  • Sutures and foramina of the skull
  • Courses of the cranial nerves
  • Cranial nerve lesions
  • Dural venous sinuses
  • Circle of Willis
  • Strokes
  • Scalp pathologies
  • Pterygopalatine fossa and structures
  • Infratemporal fossa and mandible
  • CSF and flow of CSF
  • Hydrocephalus – types and management
  • Head injuries and neurophysiology
  • Submandibular and parotid glands
  • Salivary gland tumours
  • Triangles of the neck and structures
  • Swellings and pathologies in the neck
  • Larynx and pharynx
  • Thyroid and parathyroid
  • Thyroid pathologies and cancers
  • Lymphatic drainage of the head and neck
  • Diagnosis and management of malignant melanoma
  • Diagnosis and management of common skin cancers

Session 2:

Thursday 30th September 2021
0900 - 1300 hours
Thorax and Upper Limb - Anatomy, Pathology and Surgery including Cancers (Oesophageal and Breast) and Nerve Injuries; Burns, Electrolytes and Fluid Physiology, Renal Physiology and Inotropes.

Topics Covered:

  • Thoracic skeleton
  • Angle of Louis
  • Mediastinum - boundaries and contents
  • Lungs - hilum, fissures, lobes, relations
  • Heart - parts, coronary circulation, conduction system
  • Major vessels and branches
  • Dysphagia, GORD and Barrett’s oesophagus
  • Oesophagus - structure, blood supply, management of cancers
  • Breast - structure, blood supply, lymphatic drainage, management of breast cancers
  • Brachial plexus
  • Blood supply to the upper limb
  • Course of major nerves in the arm
  • Antecubital fossa, carpal tunnel, ASB, hand
  • Shoulder pathologies
  • Upper limb fractures
  • Upper limb nerve injuries
  • Assessment of large TBSA burns
  • Emergency management of burns
  • Fluid resuscitation in burns
  • Inhalation burns
  • Escharotomy
  • Transfer criteria for burns
  • Electrolytes and fluids
  • Renin-angiotensin mechanism
  • Functions of the nephron and counter-current multiplier
  • Inotropes and mechanism of action

Session 3:

Friday 1st October 2021
0900 - 1300 hours
Abdomen and Pelvis - Anatomy, Pathology, Surgery including Cancers (Bowel, Carcinoid, Testicular); IBD; Cushing's, Addison's and MEN Syndromes.

Topics Covered:

  • Diaphragm
  • Anterior abdominal wall
  • Abdominal wall hernias
  • Inguinal region and swellings
  • Scrotum, scrotal lumps and testicular cancers
  • Blood supply to the abdominal organs
  • Major and minor branches of the abdominal aorta
  • Small and large bowel
  • Greater, lesser sacs; Greater, lesser omentum
  • Porta hepatis
  • Stomach, GB, liver, pancreas
  • Ligaments of the liver and the spleen
  • Splenic injuries and management
  • Pelvis and perineum
  • Urinary bladder, ureters and urethra
  • Prostate, BPH and prostate cancer
  • Fascia of the perineum
  • Lymphatic drainage of the GI tract
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases
  • Diverticulosis and diverticulitis
  • Cancers of the bowel, colectomies and stomas
  • Carcinoid tumour and syndrome
  • Adrenal glands
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • HPA axis and ACTH
  • Investigation of adrenal disorders
  • Cushing's disease and Cushing's syndrome
  • Addison's disease
  • MEN syndromes

Session 4:

Saturday 2nd October 2021
0900 - 1300 hours
Lower Limb, Nerve Injuries, Trauma, Compartment Syndrome; Spine, Spinal Cord, Spinal Cord Injuries, Lumbar Puncture, Autonomic Nervous System;Vascular Surgery; Sutures, LA, Principles of Surgery; Wound Healing and Reconstruction.

Topics Covered:

  • Lumbar and lumbosacral plexus
  • Femoral triangle
  • Course of major nerves in the lower limb
  • Greater and lesser sciatic foramina
  • Pelvic and lower limb trauma, and management
  • Approaches to the hip joint and nerve injuries
  • Management of fracture neck of femur
  • Adductor canal
  • Popliteal fossa
  • Knee joint and injuries
  • Compartments of the lower leg and contents
  • Compartment syndrome and its management
  • Great and short saphenous veins, and their clinical relevance
  • Ankle joint and their injuries
  • Blood supply of the spinal cord
  • Spinal cord tracts
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Lumbar puncture
  • Autonomic nervous system
  • Splanchnic, superior and inferior hypogastric plexuses
  • Management of peripheral arterial disease
  • Vascular bypass and stents
  • Screening for AAA, EVAR and open repair of aneurysms
  • Wound healing - phases and types
  • Reconstructive ladder in plastic surgery
  • Grafts and flaps – indications and contraindications
  • Sutures and suture materials
  • Local anaesthesia
  • General principles of surgery
Quick Information
Places are currently available.
Date 29th September – 2nd October 2021 (Four Teaching Days)
Time 0900 - 1300 hours (UK time)
Venue
Online Teaching Via Zoom
Course Fee £65 per session (Alumni of Doctors Academy Cardiff MRCS OSCE Courses can avail privileged access.)
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 15
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