Cardiff MRCS OSCE course: Applied Surgical Sciences and Critical Care

30th January 2020

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

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Dates 30th January 2020
16th April 2020
10th September 2020
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School of Biosciences, Cardiff University
Course Fee £ 190.00
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 25
Dress code Professional/Semi-formal
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