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CPD points: 3
Duration: 1 day
Price from: £15.00
Venue: The School of Management
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CPD points: 3
Duration: 1 day
Price from: £30.00
Venue: The School of Management
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In the Intercollegiate MRCS OSCE Exam, the ‘Clinical and Procedural Skills’ component, making up about 15-20% of the total marks, will test the candidate’s capacity to apply sound basic science/clinical knowledge in a practical context. The candidate’s ability to perform practical tasks related to surgery that requires manual dexterity, hand-eye coordination and visual/spatial awareness will be assessed. In addition, it will also test aspects such as capacity, consent, theatre safety, WHO checklist and principles of safe surgery. This intensive hands-on practical skills course will take the candidate through all the procedures that have been examined in the recent years, allows practice in realistic exam conditions and will provide structured feedback for further development. Candidates will be provided with their scores and will have the opportunity to discuss specific practical aspects with the examiners and recent successful candidates.HighlightsPractical course with a high tutor-to-participant ratioHands-on sessions with scenarios simulating the real exam Individual feedback and scoresExamples of topics to be covered include:Surgical scrubbingSafe use of local anaesthesiaSuturing techniquesKnots and tying at depthSurgical excision of a cutaneous lesionUrinary catheterisationConsent and CapacityCannulation and venepuncture of high-risk patientsEpidural techniqueLumbar punctureOrganising a theatre listAppropriate radiology requestingDischarge letterTransfer documentationPerforming an FNAInsertion of a chest drain

Speciality: Surgery
Duration: 1 day
Price from: £185.00
Venue: School of Biosciences
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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.Topics coveredGeneral physiological principles:Acid-base imbalance (metabolic and respiratory acidosis/alkalosis) and their managementFluid balance and fluid replacement therapyBleeding and coagulationManagement of sepsis and septic shockHomeostasis and thermoregulationCardiovascular system:Cardiac pressure cycleControl of cardiac outputBlood pressure and its control mechanismsIonotropesSurgical in patients with cardiovascular pathologiesRespiratory system:Normal ventilatory cycleCauses and management of post-operative respiratory failureIntermittent positive pressure ventilationAcute (adult) respiratory distress syndromeApplied critical care physiology during the peri-operative periodEndocrine system:Thyroid hormones, hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidismParathyroid hormones, their disorders and calcium metabolismGlucose homeostasis and diabetesFunction of the pituitary and adrenal glandsErythropoietinRenal system:Renal autoregulationRenin-angiotensin systemTypes and management of renal failureCentral nervous system:Cerebral autoregulationSpace-occupying lesionsHead Injuries and managementGastrointestinal system:Gut hormonesPancreatic […]

Speciality: Surgery
Duration: 1 day
Price from: £190.00
Venue: School of Biosciences
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Taught by clinical anatomists and surgeons, this highly regarded and greatly acclaimed course is intended to help trainees prepare for the surgical anatomy and pathology components of the MRCS OSCE exam. The sessions will be predominantly delivered by small group demonstrations and tutorials using anatomical prosections, relevant pathological specimens, osteology and surface anatomy. This course, which takes into consideration the changes introduced in 2018, will: consolidate the candidate’s core and applied surgical knowledge in anatomy and relevant pathology; provide a focused revision of pertinent exam topics in this area, and; aid the candidate’s aptitude to handle the OSCE stations effectively. There will be a dedicated teaching session on clinically applied surface anatomy. The mock OSCE stations on the second day of the course will cover surgical anatomy (prosections, osteology and surface anatomy), surgical pathology, surgical radiology, and surgical skills and patient safety.Teaching format and highlightsDemonstration using anatomical prosections, cross-sections and osteology.Small groups tutorials and interactive sessions.High-yield topics in surgical pathology.Illustration and description of surface anatomy.Assessment of applied basic sciences.Mock OSCE: There will be 20 OSCE stations that will be structured similar to the exam. Every candidate will get an opportunity to be examined in all the stations on a one-to-one […]

Speciality: Surgery
Duration: 2 days
Price from: £395.00
Venue: Welsh Centre for Anatomical Education, Sir Martin Evans Building, University of Cardiff
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This intensive one-day revision course covers the clinical examination and communication skills components of the MRCS Part B exam. The course aims to consolidate the trainee’s understanding of the clinical consultation skills component of the exam, and aid the trainee’s ability to perform clinical examinations efficiently and present the findings to the examiner in a systematic yet concise manner. The forenoon session will cover all important clinical examinations that are tested in the exam and the afternoon session will be dedicated to structured interviews, communication skills workstations, and information giving / information gathering / breaking bad news. About 6-8 patient-centred clinical scenarios will be used to reflect the situations experienced in everyday practice; these scenarios will also be in line with what is commonly tested in the exam. There will be opportunity for every participant to participate in performing clinical examinations and to engage in role-play scenarios.Clinical Examination TopicsCandidates will be divided into small groups and will go through the following clinical examinations on simulated patients:Examination of abdomen and abdominal organsExamination of herniaExamination of varicose veins and leg ulcersExamination of peripheral vascular diseaseExamination of lumps and lymph nodesExamination of cranial nervesExamination of cardiorespiratory systemExamination of hip, knee, shoulder and backClinical […]

Speciality: Surgery
Duration: 1 day
Price from: £195.00
Venue: Outpatient Department, University Hospital of Wales
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Speciality: ENT, General practice
CPD points: 3
Duration: 1 day
Price from: £30.00
Venue: The School of Management
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This half-day course will allow the delegate to prepare for the communication skills component of the DOHNS MRCS Part B (OSCE) / MRCS (ENT) examination in a focused and friendly setting. Each delegate will receive one-to-one tuition, enabling him or her to identify areas of weakness within this field and to improve upon these.This one-to-one tuition is particularly relevant for those with limited experience in the UK hospital setting and for those who have not done all of their training in the UK. It will allow the delegate to develop an insight into and to prepare for the communication skills that are tested in the examination, which are based on standard doctor-patient interaction within a clinical setting. This will include information giving, information gathering, history taking, breaking bad news, and consent.Delivered by surgeons and advanced linguistic specialists, the teaching session will focus more on the literary and linguistic aspects, British phrases, colloquial terminologies, mannerisms, and interpersonal skills – all within the context of the DOHNS exam.

Speciality: Surgery
Duration: 1 day
Price from: £150.00
Venue: Doctors Academy Centre
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This intensive one-day course aims to provide a focused revision for the DOHNS Clinical/OSCE exam and is aimed at trainees with a specialist interest in ENT surgery and qualified ENT surgeons.The contents includes clinical topics that regularly feature in the exam, encompassing:Gross and microscopic anatomy of key areas.Identification and management of common ENT pathologies.Video and radiological analysis of important conditions.Interpretation of specialist investigations.Run-through of numerous communication skills scenarios including focused history taking and consenting.Familiarization with surgical and emergency equipment.Practicing pertinent clinical skills required for the exam.Strong emphasis on the clinical application of knowledge and perfecting the examination skills.The course concludes with a mock OSCE examination, providing the opportunity for individuals to put into practice the skills they have acquired in front of real examiners under real exam conditions.Aimed atFoundation Year 2 traineesCore trainees in Surgery with specialist interest in ENTGeneral Practice trainees with specialist interest in ENTCareer ENT traineesQualified ENT SurgeonsExperienced ENT Surgeons wishing to enhance and advance their knowledgeCourse fee includes the following:1. Diploma in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery: An Essential Revision Guide (normal price £20 including postage)2. 50 OSCE Stations for DOHNS Part 2 (normal price £19 including postage)3. Practical Otolaryngology for Junior Doctors (normal price […]

Speciality: Surgery
Duration: 1 day
Price from: £235.00
Venue: School of Biosciences, Cardiff University
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This half-day course will allow the delegate to prepare for the communication skills component of the DOHNS MRCS Part B (OSCE) / MRCS (ENT) examination in a focused and friendly setting. Each delegate will receive one-to-one tuition, enabling him or her to identify areas of weakness within this field and to improve upon these.This one-to-one tuition is particularly relevant for those with limited experience in the UK hospital setting and for those who have not done all of their training in the UK. It will allow the delegate to develop an insight into and to prepare for the communication skills that are tested in the examination, which are based on standard doctor-patient interaction within a clinical setting. This will include information giving, information gathering, history taking, breaking bad news, and consent.Delivered by surgeons and advanced linguistic specialists, the teaching session will focus more on the literary and linguistic aspects, British phrases, colloquial terminologies, mannerisms, and interpersonal skills – all within the context of the DOHNS exam.

Speciality: Surgery
Duration: 1 day
Price from: £150.00
Venue: Doctors Academy Centre
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This well-established and hugely popular course, previously run in Dorchester for 25 years as the West Dorset Hip Course, is led by Professor Reinhard Graf, Professor of Orthopaedics at the University of Graz, Austria. The course comprising of a large number of experienced consultant faculty aims to provide the participants with a thorough understanding of the role of ultrasound in the diagnosis and management of Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (previously known as Congenital Dislocation of the Hip). The course will cover the theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary to perform and interpret infant hip ultrasound examination, and the management based on the ultrasound findings. Aspects such as choice of equipment and setting up an ultrasound service will also be covered.Doctors Academy awards 12 CPD credits for attendance on both days of this course.Both days – Twelve (12) CPD credits; Day One – Six (6) CPD credits; Day Two – Six (6) CPD credits.Course OrganisersMr Sandeep Hemmadi, FRCS (T&O), Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospital of WalesMr Phillip Thomas, FRCS (T&O), Consultant Orthopaedic and Hip Surgeon, University Hospital of WalesMs Claire Carpenter, FRCS (T&O), Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospital of WalesSuitable forMultidisciplinary teams working with infant hip dysplasia.Orthopaedic Surgeons, […]

Speciality: Radiology
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CPD points: 12
Duration: 2 days
Price from: £485.00
Venue: Michael Griffiths Education Centre, Heath Park Campus, University Hospital of Wales
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This UPDATE course, previously run in Dorchester as the West Dorset Hip Update Course, is led by Professor Reinhard Graf, Professor of Orthopaedics at the University of Graz, Austria.The Update Course is open to those who have previously attended a Basic Course in Infant Hip Ultrasound at West Dorset, Cardiff, Dublin or London.Doctors Academy awards 6 CPD credits for attendance in this course.Aims & ObjectivesTo ensure that participants are competent and confident in the technique of hip sonography.To address any pertinent technical or knowledge-related issues that participants are encountering.To discuss in greater depth the clinical and ultrasonic management of children with Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (previously known as Congenital Dislocation of the Hip) including new developments.Course OrganisersMr Sandeep Hemmadi, FRCS (T&O), Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospital of WalesMr Phillip Thomas, FRCS (T&O), Consultant Orthopaedic and Hip Surgeon, University Hospital of WalesMs Claire Carpenter, FRCS (T&O), Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospital of WalesSuitable forMultidisciplinary teams working with infant hip dysplasia.Orthopaedic Surgeons, Radiologists, Paediatricians, Sonographers and Physiotherapists.

Speciality: Radiology
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Duration: 1 day
Price from: £125.00
Venue: Michael Griffiths Education Centre, Heath Park Campus, University Hospital of Wales