The Edinburgh Hand Course

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Overview

This three-day course aims to prepare senior trainees (ST3 - 6) in orthopaedic and plastic surgery for the hand surgery section of their final examination. The entire hand syllabus is covered on a theoretical basis by means of lectures and there is extensive practice in clinical and viva examination. The course is also open to more junior surgical trainees, where the aim is to provide a broad background from which to consolidate knowledge of hand surgery.

Target Audience

ST3-ST6 in orthopaedic and plastic surgery; others who would like a quick but comprehensive review of topics in hand surgery; trainees coming up to the fellowship exams in orthopaedics and plastic surgery.

Learning Style

Informal, lecture based 3 day course with clinical sessions and case conference

Aims & Objectives

To prepare senior trainees in orthopaedic and plastic surgery for the hand surgery section of their final exam. The entire hand syllabus is covered on a theoretical basis by means of lectures. There is also extensive practice in clinical examination and viva examination. The course is also open to more junior surgical trainees, where the aim is to provide a broad background from which to consolidate knowledge of hand surgery.

Learning Outcomes

On completion, participants should be able to: 1. Demonstrate under viva conditions correct understanding of hand surgery to the level required for the exit examinations in plastic and orthopaedic surgery. 2. To demonstrate the ability to perform appropriate clinical examination of hand patients, and to correctly formulate a surgical management plan.


Participant Feedback

"The clinical Viva sessions were fantastic and will help me understand and remember those conditions a lot. Being put on the spot in both the patient and exam viva sessions is exactly the type of active learning that really works" "Good lecture and examination mix" "Excellent Course – interactive. Clinical and viva sessions are a great addition" "Excellent course. Input from plastic surgeons very useful coming from and orthopaedic background"

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25 Feb 2019 Edinburgh RCSEd Book now

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