Cardiff MRCS OSCE course: Applied Surgical Sciences and Critical Care

9th September 2021

School of Biosciences, Cardiff University

About

In the MRCS OSCE exam, the surgical trainees are expected to have a good working knowledge of general physiological principles, core knowledge of the physiology of specific systems and an understanding of their application in surgical practice. This intensive one-day revision course will provide the candidates with an overview of basic physiological principles, and the physiology of the respiratory, cardiovascular, renal, endocrine, gastrointestinal and the central nervous systems. The course will be delivered using a series of interactive lectures with OSCE focus and OSCE scenarios. All major areas as stipulated in the MRCS Part B syllabus will be covered.

Reviews

This course was excellent. I felt that it was very useful when preparing for the Part B exam.

SK
Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom
Applied Surgical Sciences and Critical CareCourse for MRCS OSCE
25th April 2019, Cardiff

It was very helpful. I can now concentrate on the topics at which I am weak.

SB
Columbia Asia Hospital, Bangalore, India
Applied Surgical Sciences and Critical CareCourse for MRCS OSCE
25th April 2019, Cardiff

It was an enjoyable experience. I would highly recommend it.

EC
St Helier Hospital, Carshalton, United Kingdom
Applied Surgical Sciences and Critical CareCourse for MRCS OSCE
17th January 2019, Cardiff

Relevant teaching according to the MRCS B exam topics. Highly recommend it.

JW
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, United Kingdom
Applied Surgical Sciences and Critical CareCourse for MRCS OSCE
12th April 2018, Cardiff

A long and hard day, but high yield content.

RH
Torbay District General Hospital, Torquay, United Kingdom
Applied Surgical Sciences and Critical CareCourse for MRCS OSCE
25th January 2018, Cardiff

Lots of case-based discussions to stimulate learning.

JR
University Hospital, Coventry, United Kingdom
Applied Surgical Sciences and Critical CareCourse for MRCS OSCE
7thSeptember 2017, Cardiff

Excellent. A very long day, but I learned so much and I now know on what I need to focus.

SA
Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor, United Kingdom
Applied Surgical Sciences and Critical CareCourse for MRCS OSCE
7thSeptember 2017, Cardiff

A very good, compact, and targeted course.

RL
Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, United Kingdom
Applied Surgical Sciences and Critical CareCourse for MRCS OSCE
20thApril 2017, Cardiff

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Very nicely organised. Very good presentations.

FL
Queen Elizabeth Medical Centre, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Applied Surgical Sciences and Critical CareCourse for MRCS OSCE
19thJanuary 2017, Cardiff

A very comprehensive cover of the important topics.

NG
Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore, Ireland
Applied Surgical Sciences and Critical CareCourse for MRCS OSCE
19thJanuary 2017, Cardiff

An excellent course with good faculty and teaching in very clear words.

MA
Queen Elizabeth Medical Centre, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Applied Surgical Sciences and Critical CareCourse for MRCS OSCE
1stSeptember 2016, Cardiff

The anaesthetists who ran the case-based scenarios were very concise, clear and made the topics interesting.

MJ
Morriston Hospital, Swansea, United Kingdom
Applied Surgical Sciences and Critical CareCourse for MRCS OSCE
1stSeptember 2016, Cardiff

A busy day, but it gave a good foundation of knowledge to consolidate prior to the exam.

RS
Kettering General Hospital, Kettering, United Kingdom
Applied Surgical Sciences and Critical CareCourse for MRCS OSCE
1stSeptember 2016, Cardiff

I really enjoyed this day. All tutors were knowledgeable and easy to approach with questions.

LL
John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom
Applied Surgical Sciences and Critical CareCourse for MRCS OSCE
1stSeptember 2016, Cardiff

A very good experience. It made many difficult concepts seem very simple.

AA
Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Applied Surgical Sciences and Critical CareCourse for MRCS OSCE
1stSeptember 2016, Cardiff

The teaching was interactive and pitched at the right level. The speakers were engaging.

SD
North Manchester General Hospital, Manchester, United Kingdom
Applied Surgical Sciences and Critical CareCourse for MRCS OSCE
14thApril 2016, Cardiff

Excellent course and faculty. Good quality presentations. Relevant for exam preparation.

SR
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Applied Surgical Sciences and Critical CareCourse for MRCS OSCE
17thSeptember 2015, Cardiff

The course was excellent and provided good value for money. I will definitely recommend it to my friends.

JB
University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Applied Surgical Sciences and Critical CareCourse for MRCS OSCE
17thSeptember 2015, Cardiff

Excellent. Lecturers were great and very kind. Very glad I went to this!

CC
National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, United Kingdom
Applied Surgical Sciences and Critical CareCourse for MRCS OSCE
16 thApril 2015, Cardiff

The content of the course was good and relevant. The presentations were clear. I will be recommending it to others preparing for the exam.

AR
Royal Derby Hospital, Derby, United Kingdom
Applied Surgical Sciences and Critical CareCourse for MRCS OSCE
16thApril 2015, Cardiff

A great course. It helped me to feel more confident.

EE
Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester, United Kingdom
Applied Surgical Sciences and Critical CareCourse for MRCS OSCE
16th January 2015, Cardiff

Targeted revision at the right level and pace. Phenomenal that we were able to cover such a huge syllabus so comprehensively in such a limited time frame!

TC
University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Applied Surgical Sciences and Critical CareCourse for MRCS OSCE
23rd April 2014, Cardiff

Topics covered

General physiological principles:
  • Acid-base imbalance (metabolic and respiratory acidosis/alkalosis) and their management
  • Fluid balance and fluid replacement therapy
  • Bleeding and coagulation
  • Management of sepsis and septic shock
  • Homeostasis and thermoregulation
Cardiovascular system:
  • Cardiac pressure cycle
  • Control of cardiac output
  • Blood pressure and its control mechanisms
  • Ionotropes
  • Surgical in patients with cardiovascular pathologies
Respiratory system:
  • Normal ventilatory cycle
  • Causes and management of post-operative respiratory failure
  • Intermittent positive pressure ventilation
  • Acute (adult) respiratory distress syndrome
  • Applied critical care physiology during the peri-operative period
Endocrine system:
  • Thyroid hormones, hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism
  • Parathyroid hormones, their disorders and calcium metabolism
  • Glucose homeostasis and diabetes
  • Function of the pituitary and adrenal glands
  • Erythropoietin
Renal system:
  • Renal autoregulation
  • Renin-angiotensin system
  • Types and management of renal failure
Central nervous system:
  • Cerebral autoregulation
  • Space-occupying lesions
  • Head Injuries and management
Gastrointestinal system:
  • Gut hormones
  • Pancreatic function
  • Peristalsis and ileus
Burns:
  • Assessment, pathophysiology and principles of management
Management of patients undergoing surgery:
  • Principles of Epidural Anaesthesia/Assessment
  • Pain pathways
  • Resuscitation, Temperature Regulation and Hypothermia
Management of trauma

Surgical Microbiology

Testimonials After Passing


Great to have stations covering ALL topics, with equal time on each and tutors who specialise in those specific areas. The quality of the stations and tutors was excellent.

DL
Warrington Hospital, Warrington, United Kingdom
Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology Course for MRCS OSCE
17th and 18th January 2014, Cardiff

Happy to say that I passed. I think the course was invaluable and Prof Enoch did a great job at whipping us through all the important stuff. I personally found the exam challenging (and thought I had failed). As it turns out my scores were good - passing both components. In particular there were a few top tips that we went through that came up that I don't think I would have got had I not attended the course - Z-stitch, specific technique for tying knots (i.e., exactly what the examiners were looking for you to do to gain the points), carcinoid. Generally I think it was a great way to spend the last few days before the exam (where I normally tend to flounder and struggle to motivate myself). Thanks again so much to Prof Enoch for all his hard work. And for you for organising the whole thing. 

TR
Royal United Hospitals, Bath, United Kingdom
Cardiff MRCS Course: Final Preparation Course for MRCS OSCE, 3rd and 4th October 2020, Cardiff

I was successful in my MRCS OSCE in October 2020. Many thanks to you and the team for the amazing course.

PT
Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS trust, United Kingdom
Cardiff MRCS OSCE Course, 9th - 13th September 2020, Cardiff

I passed my part B exam and I would like to say a massive thanks to Prof. Enoch and all the tutors. The course helped me tremendously. 

AS
Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust, United Kingdom
Cardiff MRCS OSCE Course, 9th - 13th September 2020, Cardiff

I was successful in passing the MRCS Part B examination. I found the Cardiff Doctors Academy course helpful and found that it built my confidence for the actual exam. 

AK
John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom
Cardiff MRCS OSCE Course, 9th - 13th September 2020, Cardiff

I am sure that it’s only because of this course that I passed the exam. The part B course was even better than the part A course. I very much enjoyed the teaching as well as the opportunity to test yourself under exam conditions. I appreciate your hard work in order to provide a course despite the COVID pandemic. The exam went well as there were no topics that had not been touched at all during the course. Thanks again to the whole team organising the course, all the examiners and most of all to Prof Enoch for all he’s taught us over the last year.

FK
King's College Hospital, London, United Kingdom
Cardiff MRCS OSCE Course, 9th - 13th September 2020, Cardiff

I'm happy to say I passed my part B exam at first attempt. I found the practical skills session the most helpful, my skills station in the exam almost identical to the simulation 

KZ
Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Cardiff MRCS Course: Surgical Anatomy, Pathology and Critical Care Physiology for MRCS OSCE
25th September 2020, Cardiff

I am pleased to announce I have passed my exam. The course was very valuable in preparing me for the examination with many of the cases/skills discussed coming up during the examination.

DW
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom
Cardiff MRCS Course: Surgical Anatomy, Pathology and Critical Care Physiology for MRCS OSCE
25th September 2020, Cardiff

I passed MRCS with a score of 228/260.Greatly appreciate your faculties teaching in the course and it was very much useful.

AA
Cork University Hospital, Cork, Republic of Ireland
Cardiff MRCS Course: Surgical Anatomy, Pathology and Critical Care Physiology for MRCS OSCE
25th September 2020, Cardiff Hi Grace, 

Quick note to say I passed part B, very happy. I think the preparation was crucial to my mark, especially the dedicated day to the knowledge element of the course. 

SR
Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Cardiff MRCS Course: Surgical Anatomy, Pathology and Critical Care Physiology for MRCS OSCE
25th September 2020, Cardiff

Thanks a lot for the course and all study material and motivation. I fortunately passed in my first attempt with your course’s support. 

NN
Aintree University Hospital, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Cardiff MRCS Course: Intensive Revision for MRCS OSCE
26th and 27th September 2020, Cardiff

I cleared my part B in the first attempt from RCS Glasgow. I attended the basic science course in Crewe and the Intense Revision Course in Cardiff. Overall the course really helped me prepare for the exams.

SNK
Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust, United Kingdom
Cardiff MRCS Course: Intensive Revision for MRCS OSCE
26th and 27th September 2020, Cardiff

I am happy to say I passed the exam. I found the course very useful in terms of focusing my preparation and practicing my skills. It was delivered effectively in difficult circumstances (despite COVID) and definitely helped.

JC
Liverpool University Hospitals, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Cardiff MRCS Course: Intensive Revision for MRCS OSCE
26th and 27th September 2020, Cardiff

I passed the part B exam. I found the content you taught was very helpful and insightful with many topics coming up in the exam. I would recommend the courses for intensive revision.

AS
Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Cardiff MRCS Course: Final Preparation Course for MRCS OSCE
3rd and 4th October 2020, Cardiff

I'm happy to confirm that I passed the MRCS part B OSCE. I found the course useful in terms of its breadth; it covered a large number of topics and maximised the number of contact hours possible over the weekend. The practical skills and anatomy teaching were particularly useful, and I found the faculty as a whole to be very engaging and encouraging. The content covered was faultless and feel it was a very professional course. Many thanks.

TW
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, United Kingdom
Final Revision for MRCS OSCE 2 day Course, September 2019, Cardiff

I passed the exam. I attended the anatomy and pathology aspect of the course, and I found the opportunity to revise the anatomy on prosections with expert tutors invaluable.

HDB
University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff
MRCS OSCE 5 day Course, September 2019, Cardiff

I've passed MRCS part B and I think the course was very useful as I didn't have so much time to revise. I think the course was so intense that made the exam look easy. I felt like my technique was improved by just attending the course. Critical care stations were all covered by the course. Thank you very much.

ED
South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom
MRCS OSCE 5 day Course, September 2019, Cardiff

I successfully passed the exam in October 2019. The MRCS Part B course in Cardiff was an excellent preparation for the actual exam - the anatomy teaching, and the mock anatomy exams in particular, prepared me extremely well for the real exam, and many of the knowledge stations felt very straightforward after the preparation I had been put through! Thanks again, I really enjoyed the course, and it definitely helped my exam performance greatly!

CK
University Hospital Limerick, Co. Limerick
MRCS OSCE 5 day Course, September 2019, Cardiff

I am pleased to tell you that I did pass the MRCS Part B exam. Thank you for the course. I found the practical skills and anatomy sessions the most useful. 

MM
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, UK
MRCS OSCE 5 day Course, September 2019, Cardiff

Pleased to say I passed my exam. I had failed it before so this was a great relief! I thought the course in Cardiff was really good. I can’t think of a specific thing that was taught that definitely helped with exam but for me having a detailed overview of the anatomy gave me confidence in the things I knew and then highlighted areas I needed to look at again. Really glad I went. 

ARN
Northern Health and Social Care Trust, United Kingdom
Anatomy, Pathology and Physiology for MRCS OSCE 1 day Course, October 2019, Cardiff
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Date 9th September 2021
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School of Biosciences, Cardiff University
Course Fee £ 190.00
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