Cardiff MRCS Course (CARDIFF): Structured Revision for MRCS A

3rd and 4th July 2020

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Cardiff, Frazer Building, 126 Bute Street, Cardiff, CF10 5LE



About

Basic sciences such as anatomy, physiology, pathology and microbiology are essential for developing a strong foundation in surgical training and for the understanding of its clinically applied aspects. As such, these subjects form an integral part in the MRCS A exam.

This intensive two-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.

On Day 1, the emphasis will be on basic and surgically applied anatomy (except head, neck and spinal cord), general pathology and burns. Day 2 will cover head and neck anatomy, autonomic nervous system, spinal cord and lesions, embryology, cancer pathology, microbiology, trauma, principles of surgery and applied surgical sciences.

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 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

Excellent course, good value for money and very useful preparation for the exam

RC
Ulster Hospital, Dundonald, UK
Two-Day Course of MRCS A
16th and 17th November 2019, Manchester

A very useful course to attend, focussing on high-yield topics.

PM
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, UK
Two-Day Course of MRCS A
16th and 17th November 2019, Manchester

Great course covering major aspects of the exam. A great way to consolidate concepts or to kick start revision.

OS
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK
Two-Day Course of MRCS A
16th and 17th November 2019, Manchester

Everything was very helpful in preparation for Part A exam.

SC
Mater Dei Hospital, Malta
Two-Day Course of MRCS A
16th and 17th November 2019, Manchester

Excellent, and all topics were relevant to the exam

RF
Mater Dei Hospital, Malta
Two-Day Course of MRCS A
16th and 17th November 2019, Manchester

Excellent course and very helpful for exam preparation

HO
Scunthorpe General Hospital, Scunthorpe, UK
Two-Day Course of MRCS A
16th and 17th November 2019, Manchester

The questions were excellent and some have actually came up in the real exams.

HM
Klinikum rechts der Isar, Munich, Germany
Two-Day Course of MRCS A
16th and 17th November 2019, Manchester

Very intense course, would have been useful to get the presentations printed prior to the course.

MM
Scarborough General Hospital, Canada
Two-Day Course of MRCS A
16th and 17th November 2019, Manchester

A very beneficial course ideal for revision for mrcs

AA
University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, UK
Two-Day Course of MRCS A
16th and 17th November 2019, Manchester

The course was very well organized, there was clear communication to the applicants. The teaching was targeted and the most important points for the exam were covered. Presentation and delivery were excellent. I believe this course was very relevant to the exam. Thank you.

SB
Mater Dei Hospital, Malta
Two-Day Course of MRCS A
16th and 17th November 2019, Manchester

Useful course. Very knowledgeable presenter. Lots of information in a rapid fashion.

CM
Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, UK
Two-Day Course of MRCS A
16th and 17th November 2019, Manchester

Very good

AK
Aintree University Hospital, Liverpool, UK
Two-Day Course of MRCS A
16th and 17th November 2019, Manchester

Good information but densely packed. Would have preferred more interaction with the lecturer.

SY
Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr Tydfil, UK
Two-Day Course of MRCS A
16th and 17th November 2019, Manchester

Exceptional

MB
Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, UK
Two-Day Course of MRCS A
16th and 17th November 2019, Manchester

Quite intense but gave me a better idea of where to focus my studying. Highly recommend!

SM
Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK
Two-Day Course of MRCS A
16th and 17th November 2019, Manchester

This was a fantastic course.

KN
Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, United Kingdom
Two-Day Preparatory Course for MRCS A
15th and 16th June 2019, Manchester

This was a very well-organised course, providing revision of high yield topics.

RK
Two-Day Preparatory Course for MRCS A
15th and 16th June 2019, Manchester

It was very well organised, with excellent teaching and explanations.

TK
Two-Day Preparatory Course for MRCS A
2nd and 3rd March 2019, Manchester

I was very impressed. It was well organised and delivered. There was a good use of time, and the tutor was excellent.

PK
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, United Kingdom
Two-Day Preparatory Course for MRCS A
2nd and 3rd March 2019, Manchester

The course was excellent and very useful. It provided a good grounding for further revision and covered topics I would not have thought about covering.

ND
University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire, Coventry, United Kingdom
Two-Day Preparatory Course for MRCS A
2nd and 3rd March 2019, Manchester

I enjoyed the mixture of multiple-choice questions and lectures. The weighting of the focus on anatomy was correct as this reflects the exam.

SR
Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Two-Day Preparatory Course for MRCS A
2nd and 3rd March 2019, Manchester

I found it very helpful. Thank you!

DP
NQ
Hammersmith Hospital, London, United Kingdom
Two-Day Preparatory Course for MRCS A
2nd and 3rd March 2019, Manchester

The teacher was excellent and patient. The course really boosted my confidence for the exam.

AA
Royal Free Hospital, London, United Kingdom
Two-Day Preparatory Course for MRCS A
2nd and 3rd March 2019, Manchester

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Extremely friendly team. Lots of useful hints. Very relevant and focused for MRCS.

RW
Whipps Cross University Hospital, London, United Kingdom
Two-Day Preparatory Course for MRCS A
7th and 8th December 2018, London

Very friendly faculty and great value for money! Thank you so much.

AM
Northern Health and Social Care Trust, United Kingdom
Two-Day Preparatory Course for MRCS A
7th and 8th December 2018, London

Excellent teaching. I thought the course was brilliant and I look forward to the PartB course. Thank you.

CS
Royal Derby Hospital, Derby, United Kingdom
Two-Day Preparatory Course for MRCS A
9th and 10th December 2017, Cardiff

Useful course. Covered topics adequately. Very friendly and approachable speaker.

VP
Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Two-Day Preparatory Course for MRCS A
9th and 10th December 2017, Cardiff

Excellent course. Worth every penny and more!

ZA
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, United Kingdom
Two-Day Preparatory Course for MRCS A
9th and 10th December 2017, Cardiff

Excellent organisation and timing. The lecturer had a fantastic presentation style and a formidable knowledge of the topics.

JH
Princess Royal Hospital, Telford, United Kingdom
Two-Day Preparatory Course for MRCS A
9th and 10th December 2017, Cardiff

This course was fast paced. The content, organisation, teaching and presentation were all excellent. Highly recommended.

JD
Two-Day Preparatory Course for MRCS A
18th and 19th November 2017, Manchester

A very organised and well delivered course. Easily approachable staff when further clarification needed.

AM
Royal Brompton Hospital, London, United Kingdom
Two-Day Preparatory Course for MRCS A
8th and 9th April 2017, Manchester

Good course. Excellent tutor.

GS
Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Two-Day Preparatory Course for MRCS A
8th and 9th April 2017, Manchester

Excellent course. It has provided a solid framework to guide my revision. The lecturer was extremely knowledgeable and really cared about making sure we got the most from the course.

RI
Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow, United Kingdom
Two-Day Preparatory Course for MRCS A
8th and 9th April 2017, Manchester

Excellent. Fabulous teaching.

AK
Kettering General Hospital, Kettering, United Kingdom
Two-Day Preparatory Course for MRCS A
11th and 12th March 2017, Cardiff

Excellent course led by Professor Enoch. He has an excellent level of knowledge for the MRCS and wasable to include all members of the class, despite varying levels of experience. An intensive two days, but a“must attend” course prior to sitting the Part A exam.

AR
Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, United Kingdom
Two-Day Preparatory Course for MRCS A
11th and 12th March 2017, Cardiff

The course was really good and has definitely boosted my preparation. Thanks a lot!

AG
Glan Clwyd District General Hospital, Rhyl, United Kingdom
Two-Day Preparatory Course for MRCS A
12th and 13th November 2016, Manchester

Very thorough. It highlighted and then explained the important aspects of topics for the exam.

NB
Southern General Hospital, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Two-Day Preparatory Course for MRCS A
12th and 13th November 2016, Manchester

The course was of huge benefit to my preparation for my exam. I would highly recommend as the teaching was excellent and it provided the opportunities for you to further clarify areas not well understood in a supportive manner.

AB
Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
Two-Day Preparatory Course for MRCS A
15th and 16th July 2016, Manchester

Very good teacher; the professor was passionate and very happy to answer questions. Very approachable and kind.

LM
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, United Kingdom
Two-Day Preparatory Course for MRCS A
15th and 16th July 2016, Manchester

Excellent course. I have gained confidence in preparing for the exam.

BA
Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester, United Kingdom
Two-Day Preparatory Course for MRCS A
15th and 16th July 2016, Manchester

I found this two-day course very helpful in focusing my revision and a good opportunity to make friends taking the same exam! Professor Enoch is an excellent teacher. Thank you!

SE
North Devon District Hospital, Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Two-Day Preparatory Course for MRCS A
15th and 16th July 2016, Manchester

Topics covered

Day 1:
SURGICAL AND APPLIED ANATOMY (except Head, Neck and Spinal Cord), GENERAL PATHOLOGY AND BURNS

  • 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 the Neck and Thorax
  • Transpyloric Plane, Anterior Abdominal Wall and Inguinal Region (includes hernia and scrotal swellings)
  • Abdominal Anatomy; Hollow and Solid Organs
  • 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)
  • General Pathology; Lumps and Benign Lesions; Ulcers
  • Management of Burns
  • Revision of Day 1, and Sample Questions
Day 2:
HEAD AND NECK ANATOMY, EMBRYOLOGY, AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM, MICROBIOLOGY, CANCER PATHOLOGY, PRINCIPLES OF SURGERY AND APPLIED SURGICAL SCIENCES
  • 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
  • Autonomic Nervous System
  • Essential Topics in Microbiology
  • Management of Trauma; ATLS Principles
  • Head Injury; Neurophysiology
  • Cancers of Thyroid and their management
  • Cancers of the Breast and their management
  • Cancers of the Colon and their management
  • Melanoma and its Management
  • Testicular Cancers and their management
  • Cutaneous Malignancies
  • Pre-operative Assessment
  • Fundamentals of Wound Healing; Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery
  • Principles of Local Anaesthetics
  • Sutures and Suture Materials
  • Vascular Pathologies and Vascular Surgery
  • Overview of System-Specific Physiology

Quick Information
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Date 3rd and 4th July 2020
Venue
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College of Physicians and Surgeons of Cardiff, Frazer Building, 126 Bute Street, Cardiff, CF10 5LE
Course Fee Full course: £ 285.00

Day 1 only: £ 155.00
Day 2 only: £ 155.00
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 12
Dress code Professional/Semi-formal
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