Anatomy for MRCS OSCEs (Wade Programme in Surgical Anatomy)

Provided by Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

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About the course

This two-day course is aimed at CT1/ST1 and above, primarily those planning to sit the Intercollegiate MRCS Part B OSCE Examination. The aim of the course is to augment knowledge, and to facilitate the understanding and learning of clinically applied anatomy with hands-on, 3-dimensional experience and discussion. The course is designed to allow small groups to work actively with cadaveric specimens and includes interactive sessions on surface anatomy, skeletal anatomy and anatomical principles that are not readily visible on the cadaver. Those who attend the course should be adequately prepared for the Anatomy components of the MRCS Examination

Target Audience

Candidates taking the Intercollegiate MRCS Part B - OSCE Exam.

Learning Style

The course, which uses an RCSEd MRCS Examination venue, is delivered by Professors of Anatomy and senior Clinicians. Faculty includes those experienced in question writing and examining for the MRCS Part B. It will be delivered using presentations on concepts and anatomical principles not readily visible on the cadaver, and interactive small group tutorials. Faculty use a questioning approach to ensure continuous feedback. Sessions also cover skeletal anatomy and surface anatomy on living models. The final afternoon consists of intensive one-to-one question and feedback sessions, and the opportunity to resolve any outstanding queries during a final review session.

Aims & Objectives

This course aims to fully prepare candidates for the Anatomy component of the MRCS Part B, focusing on the core functional and surgically relevant anatomy for trainees. The course is designed to augment knowledge and to facilitate the understanding and revision of surgically applied anatomy with hands-on, 3-dimensional experience and discussion. It is designed to help participants gain confidence in the recognition of structures and their relationships.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course participants should be able to: 1. Apply anatomy to clinical examination and to radiological investigations; 2. Identify their strengths and weaknesses relating to anatomical knowledge  

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07 Sep 2017 Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Book now

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