Final Focused Revision Sessions of High-Yield Topics for MRCS OSCE

22nd June – 1st July 2021 (Four Teaching Days)

0900 - 1230 hours (UK time)

Online Teaching Via Zoom


This four-part interactive teaching series will provide attendees with a thorough revision of the core topics that mainly make up the 'knowledge' component of the MRCS OSCE. Delivered via Zoom, it is specifically designed for candidates appearing for the exam between 3rd and 11th July 2021. The teaching will be structured and delivered by Professor Stuart Enoch, convenor and chair of faculty of the highly regarded and well-established Cardiff MRCS Courses.

Attendees can choose to attend whichever session(s) they feel would be beneficial to their revision.

Delegates who register for all four sessions will also receive a 10-day complimentary access to the MRCS OSCE Online Revision Resource
( before the exam.

Session 1:

Tuesday 22ndJune 2021
0900 - 1230 hours
Skull Base, Head, Scalp, Face and Neck; Thyroid Pathologies, Melanoma, and Skin Cancers

Topics Covered:

  • Cranial fossa
  • Foramina of the skull
  • Course of cranial nerves
  • Cranial nerve lesions
  • Dural venous sinuses
  • Circle of Willis
  • Strokes
  • Scalp
  • Submandibular and parotid glands
  • Salivary gland tumours
  • Infratemporal fossa and mandible
  • Triangles of the neck and structures
  • Larynx and pharynx
  • Dysphagia
  • Thyroid and parathyroid
  • Thyroid pathologies and cancers
  • Diagnosis and management of malignant melanoma
  • Diagnosis and management of common skin cancers

Session 2:

Thursday 24th June 2021
0900 - 1230 hours
Thorax and Upper Limb - Anatomy, Pathology and Surgery including Cancers (Oesophageal and Breast) and Nerve Injuries; Burns, Electrolytes and Fluid Physiology, Renal Physiology, and Inotropes

Topics Covered:

  • Thoracic skeleton
  • Angle of Louis
  • Mediastinum - boundaries and contents
  • Lungs - hilum, fissures, lobes, relations
  • Heart - parts, coronary circulation, conduction system
  • Major vessels and branches
  • Oesophagus - structure, blood supply, management of cancers
  • Breast - structure, blood supply, lymphatic drainage, management of breast cancers
  • Brachial plexus
  • Blood supply to the upper limb
  • Course of major nerves in the arm
  • Antecubitalfossa, carpal tunnel, ASB
  • Upperlimb nerve injuries
  • Assessment of large TBSA burns
  • Emergency management of burns
  • Fluid resuscitation in burns
  • Inhalation burns
  • Escharotomy
  • Transfer criteria for burns
  • Electrolytes and fluids
  • Renin-angiotensin mechanism
  • Functions of the nephron
  • Inotropes and mechanism of action

Session 3:

Tuesday 29th June 2021
0900 - 1230 hours
Abdomen and Pelvis - Anatomy, Pathology, Surgery including Cancers (Bowel, Carcinoid, Testicular); IBD; Cushing's, Addison's and MEN Syndromes

Topics Covered:

  • Diaphragm
  • Anterior abdominal wall
  • Abdominal wall hernias
  • Inguinal region and swellings
  • Scrotum, scrotal lumps and testicular cancers
  • Blood supply to the abdominal organs
  • Major and minor branches of the abdominal aorta
  • Small and large bowel
  • Greater, lesser sacs; Greater, lesser omentum
  • Porta hepatis
  • Splenic injuries and management
  • Pelvis and perineum
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases
  • Diverticulosis and diverticulitis
  • Cancers of the bowel, colectomies and stomas
  • Carcinoid tumour and syndrome
  • Adrenal glands
  • Pheochromocytoma v
  • HPA axis and ACTH
  • Investigation of adrenal disorders
  • Cushing's disease and Cushing's syndrome
  • Addison's disease
  • MEN syndromes

Session 4:

Thursday 1st July 2021
0900 - 1230 hours
Lower Limb, Nerve Injuries, Trauma, Compartment Syndrome; Spine, Spinal Cord, Spinal Cord Injuries, LP, CSF, Autonomic Nervous System; Sutures, LA, Principles of Surgery; Wound Healing and Reconstruction

Topics Covered:

  • Lumbar and lumbosacral plexus
  • Femoral triangle
  • Course of major nerves in the lower limb
  • Greater and lesser sciatic foramina
  • Popliteal fossa
  • Knee joint and injuries
  • Compartments of the lower leg and contents
  • Compartment syndrome and its management
  • Ankle joint
  • Pelvic and lower limb trauma, and management
  • Management of fracture neck of femur
  • Blood supply of the spinal cord
  • Spinal cord tracts
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Autonomic nervous system
  • Flow of CSF and pathologies
  • Wound healing - phases and types
  • Reconstructive ladder in plastic surgery
  • Grafts and flaps – indications and contraindications
  • Sutures and suture materials
  • Local anaesthesia
  • General principles of surgery
Quick Information
Places are currently available.
Date 22nd June – 1st July 2021 (Four Teaching Days)
Time 0900 - 1230 hours (UK time)
Online Teaching Via Zoom
Course Fee £65 per session (Alumni of Doctors Academy Cardiff MRCS OSCE Courses can avail privileged access.)
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 15
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