Date    : 15th April 2012 (Sunday)

Time    : 0830 hrs till 1900 hrs

Venue : Rooms 223 and 224, Learning Centre, University of Birmingham
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Directions from University railway station: Come out of the station, turn left and walk towards the clock tower. Cross the road and the first building on your left is the Learning Centre. Swipe card access to the building is required at weekends.


This intensive one-day revision course is specially tailored to assist final year medical students of Birmingham University prepare for their exam in April 2012. Taught by practicing surgeons and physicians, this course aims to consolidate the student's knowledge whilst addressing any weaknesses and provide a focused revision of pertinent surgical and medical topics. Numerous clinical scenarios will be discussed throughout the course that will be of relevance in the theory and OSCE component of the exam. Important clinical examinations will be demonstrated.

Mock OSCE (written component):

There will be an optional 75-min mock exam at the end of the course that covers the written component of the exam. The candidates will be allowed to take their answers and answer sheets with them.


The course, amongst other topics, will cover the following areas:
  • Cardiology
  • Renal medicine
  • Respiratory medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Neurology
  • Endocrinology including thyroid
  • Acute abdomen and abdominal emergencies
  • Colorectal malignancies
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases
  • Pathologies of the gall bladder and pancreas
  • Hernias, scrotal and groin swellings
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Varicose veins
  • Leg ulcers
  • Neck lumps
  • Orthopaedics and Trauma
Number of places: 30

Due to limited numbers, places will be allotted on a 'first-come-first-served' basis

Course fee: £40

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