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

29th November, 30th November and 1st December 2019

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 critical care physiology. As such, these subjects form an integral part in the MRCS A exam.

This intensive three-day course will provide the attendee with an overview of basic physiological principles, consolidate the candidate's core and applied surgical knowledge in anatomy and relevant pathology, and provide a focused revision of pertinent topics as tested in the exam. The course takes into consideration the recent changes to the MRCS A exam, with more emphasis on basic sciences – especially anatomy.

The course is structured into three distinct, but related, days. On Day 1, the emphasis will be on basic and surgically applied anatomy, and relevant system specific pathology. Day 2 will predominately cover cancer pathology, microbiology, genetics, statistics, embryology, autonomous nervous system and head & neck anatomy. Day 3 will cover trauma, general pathology, benign and malignant tumours, principles of surgery, burns and applied surgical sciences.

It is advised that delegates attend all three days of the course to get the full benefit. However, if they are particularly strong in the topics on any of the three days, then they have the option of attending the individual days of the course.

Delegates attending this course will receive full access to MRCS Part A online educational resources from www.doctorexams.co.uk for a 4 month period. This resource contains 100s of SBA and EMQ questions for practice. In addition, they will also receive full access to all presentations via a secure, online link. All these benefits and privileges are included within the course fee.

Reviews

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

Day 1:
SURGICAL AND APPLIED ANATOMY (except Head and Neck), AND SYSTEM SPECIFIC PATHOLOGY

  • Brachial Plexus, Arm, Shoulder, Scapula, Back and Rotator Cuff (includes upper limb nerve injuries, palsies and shoulder pathologies)
  • Cubital Fossa, Forearm, Flexor Retinaculum and Hand (includes carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar nerve palsies, hand pathologies)
  • Thoracic Wall; Mediastinum; Heart; Lungs; Oesophagus; Diaphragm
  • Vascular anatomy of Thorax, Head and Neck and Thorax (includes vascular access and chest drain insertion)
  • Vascular Pathologies of Neck and Thorax
  • Transpyloric Plane, Anterior Abdominal Wall and Inguinal Region (includes hernia and scrotal swellings)
  • Abdominal Anatomy; Hollow and Solid Organs (includes bowel pathologies, colon cancer and segmental bowel resections)
  • Pelvis and Perineum
  • Lumbar and Lumbosacral Plexus
  • Femoral Triangle, Thigh, Popliteal Fossa; Lower Leg, Ankle and Foot (includes lower limb nerve injuries, palsies, compartment syndrome and ankle injuries)
  • Revision of Day 1, and Sample Questions
Day 2:
HEAD AND NECK ANATOMY, EMBRYOLOGY, AUTONOMOUS NERVOUS SYSTEM, MICROBIOLOGY, CANCER PATHOLOGY, GENETICS, AND STATISTICS
  • Skull base, Head, Scalp and Face; Surgical Pathologies of the Head and Face (includes parotid tumours)
  • Neck, Thyroid, Larynx, Pharynx, Tongue; Surgical Pathologies of the Neck
  • Head and Neck Embryology; Pharyngeal Arches
  • Autonomous Nervous System
  • Essential topics in Microbiology
  • Tuberculosis
  • Necrotising Fasciitis
  • Statistics and its Surgical Application
  • Cancers of the Brain and their management
  • Cancers of the Oesophagus and their management
  • Cancers of the Lung and their management
  • Genetics and Inheritance Patterns
  • Revision of Days 1 and 2, and Sample Questions
Day 3:
GENERAL PATHOLOGY, BENIGN AND MALIGNANT TUMOURS, PRINCIPLES OF SURGERY, BURNS AND APPLIED SURGICAL SCIENCES
  • Management of Trauma; ATLS Principles
  • Head Injury; Neurophysiology
  • Basic and General Pathology
  • Pre-operative Assessment
  • Post-operative Complications and Management
  • Fundamentals of Wound Healing; Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery
  • Principles of Local Anaesthetics; Tourniquets; Diathermy
  • Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Sutures, Suture Materials and Needles
  • Management of Burns
  • Lumps and Benign Lesions; Ulcers
  • Vascular Pathologies and Vascular Surgery
  • Cancers of Thyroid and their management
  • Cancers of the Breast and their management
  • Melanoma and its Management
  • Cutaneous malignancies
  • Testicular Cancers and their management
  • Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Endocrine and Renal Physiology
  • Calcium metabolism
  • Revision of Days 1, 2 and 3 and Sample Questions

Quick Information
Places are currently available.
Dates 29th November, 30th November and 1st December 2019
14th - 16th February 2020
Venue
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School of Biosciences, Cardiff University
Course Fee Full course: £ 375.00

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

Day 1 and Day 2: £ 290.00
Day 2 and Day 3: £ 290.00
Day 1 and Day 3: £ 290.00

*Includes:
  • Full access to all presentations via a secure, online link.
  • Full access to our relevant surgical online educational resources from www.doctorexams.co.uk for a 4-month period.
  • Lunch and refreshments.
  • Certificate of Attendance
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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