Cardiff MRCS Course (Crewe): Surgical Anatomy, Pathology and Critical Care Physiology for MRCS OSCE

(Intensive Revision Course for October 2020 Exam)

18th September 2020

Doctors Academy International Education and Training Centre, Apollo Buckingham Health Science Campus, Crewe

About

This intensive one-day course covers the 'knowledge component'that makes up 120 marks (6 stations) in the restructured MRCS OSCE for the October 2020 sitting (13 stations in total). It will cover the commonly tested and high-yield topics in anatomy, pathology, microbiology, and applied basic sciences and critical care physiology. This course will provide a solid revision of knowledge and a sound transition from the MRCS Part A to the MRCS OSCE in October 2020.

The day is calculated to be equivalent to 35 hours of individual revision.

This attendance course is delivered to a small group of delegates and complies with the Health Authority and Government guidelines for social distancing and other appropriate measures.

The course will cover the following topics:

Anatomy:

  • Brachial plexus and upper limb nerve injuries
  • Shoulder and back
  • Arm, ante-cubital fossa and forearm
  • Wrist and hand
  • Skull base, foramina and cranial nerves
  • Circle of Willis and dural venous sinuses
  • Autonomic nervous system
  • Face, mandible and parotid gland
  • Neck, larynx and pharynx
  • Thorax, mediastinum, heart and lung
  • Diaphragm
  • Anterior abdominal wall, inguinal region and external genitalia
  • Peritoneum, lesser sac, epiploic foramen and greater sac
  • Small and large intestine
  • Rectum, anal canal, pelvic floor and perineum
  • Femoral triangle
  • Gluteal region
  • Adductor canal
  • Popliteal fossa
  • Lower leg, compartments, ankle and foot
  • Lower limb nerve injuries
  • Vascular anatomy of the neck, abdomen, and upper and lower limbs
Pathology and Microbiology:
  • Basic pathology
  • System-specific pathology
  • Pathology definitions
  • Tumour markers and metastasis
  • Cancers of the testis
  • Cancers of the thyroid
  • Malignant melanoma
  • Colorectal malignancies
  • Cancer of the breast
  • Cancers of the salivary glands
  • Cutaneous malignancies
  • Carcinoid tumour
  • MEN syndromes
  • Vascular pathologies
  • Diverticular disease
  • Bacteria and antibiotics
  • Necrotising fasciitis
  • Tuberculosis
Applied Surgical Sciences and Critical Care Physiology:
  • Management of lower limb trauma
  • Management of fracture neck of femur
  • Compartment syndrome
  • Management of head injuries
  • Flow of CSF and hydrocephalus
  • Calcium metabolism
  • Endocrine physiology
  • Renal physiology, nephron and paradoxical aciduria
  • Types and classes of shock
  • Management of burns
  • Wound management
  • Spinal cord lesions, cauda equina, conus medullaris syndrome
Teaching Format:
  • OSCE questions
  • OSCE discussion
  • Anatomy images
  • Data interpretation
  • Pathology reports
  • Slides and spotters

Reviews

This was a great course; I would strongly recommend it.

GA
Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
December 2019, Manchester

This was an excellent, comprehensive course that was very exam specific.

SF
Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom
December 2019, Manchester

It was excellent, very useful and well organised.

ST
James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
December 2019, Manchester

This was a brilliant course.

GN
Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool, United Kingdom
March 2019, Manchester

It helped me to focus on my weaknesses in certain topics.

AB
Port of Spain General Hospital, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
March 2019, Manchester

I found it helpful to identify any gaps in my knowledge and to apply such knowledge to answer MRCS-style questions.

MW
Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, United Kingdom
March 2019, Manchester

The teacher was good and easy to understand.

TS
The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, Australia
March 2019, Manchester

Excellent knowledge of the lecturer.

KA
Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral, United Kingdom
April 2018, Manchester

Thank you to Prof Enoch and team for organising the course! It was, indeed, a very intensive day, but it was good to refresh knowledge and narrow down topics that need more attention as the curriculum content is so broad.

FT
Royal Stoke Hospital, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
April 2018, Manchester

Well organised, very relevant, and very useful.

AN
University Hospital of North Durham, Durham, United Kingdom
September 2017, Manchester

Very good teaching sessions and very enthusiastic teachers who explained all the relevant points well.

NP
Hull Royal Infirmary, Hull, United Kingdom
September 2017, Manchester

The faculty was exceptional. The information was very clear, especially the larynx anatomy and base of skull. Mr Datta is a wonderful teacher.

LM
University College Hospital, London, United Kingdom
April 2017, Manchester

Fantastic surgeons and anatomists. Questions were asked in the MRCS style, but with feedback throughout.

JR
Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral, United Kingdom
September 2016, Manchester

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

BA
Mayo Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan
April 2016, Manchester

I found the course useful and relevant to the exam preparation. An excellent course.

GE
Royal United Hospital, Bath, United Kingdom
April 2016, Manchester

Good organisation and friendly faculty. The contents of the course were good and relevant. The presentations were clear. I will recommend it to others preparing for the exam.

ML
Southport and Formby District General Hospital, Southport, United Kingdom
April 2016, Manchester

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

SR
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
September 2015, Manchester

Overall an excellent course that I will certainly recommend to colleagues and friends.

VP
Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Doncaster, United Kingdom
September 2014, Manchester
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Date 18th September 2020
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Doctors Academy International Education and Training Centre, Apollo Buckingham Health Science Campus, College House, Campus, Crewe Green Rd, Crewe CW1 5DU
Course Fee £185.00
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 20
Dress code Professional/Semi-formal
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