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MRCS(ENT)/DOHNS OSCE (PART B) COURSE (ONLINE)

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This online course is intended to prepare delegates appearing for the OSCE (Part B) of the Intercollegiate MRCS(ENT)/DOHNS Examination. The course, designed and delivered by an experienced group of tutors from the highly regarded and well established Cardiff MRCS Courses, covers all relevant and important topics in the MRCS(ENT)/DOHNS OSCE syllabus. The course is delivered in a manner that will enable the delegate to gain a thorough understanding of all the pertinent topics as well as appreciating the nuances of communication and examination skills. The course covers the high-yield and commonly tested areas in Basic and Clinical Knowledge, Communication Skills, and Examination and Assessment. The full list of topics can be seen at the bottom of this page. In addition, the course also covers 70 simulated OSCE stations in the format that’s tested in the exam.

               

With more than 15 hours of teaching that includes 36 focused videos and 70 simulated OSCE stations, this online course is equivalent to attending a 4-day MRCS(ENT)/DOHNS course.

List of Topics

Basic and Clinical Knowledge

Audiology Assessment

Anatomy of the Ear

Anatomy of the Nose & Paranasal Sinuses

Balance

Ear - Clinical Scenarios

Nose - Clinical Scenarios

Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology of the Head/Skull – Section 1

Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology of the Head/Skull – Section 2

Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology of the Head/Skull – Section 3

Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology of the Head/Skull – Section 4

Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology of the Head/Skull – Section 5

Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology of the Head/Skull – Section 6

Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology of the Face – Section 1

Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology of the Face – Section 2

Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology of the Neck – Section 1

Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology of the Neck – Section 2

Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology of the Neck – Section 2

Surgical Anatomy and Surgical Pathology of the Neck – Section 4

Thyroid Pathologies and Cancers

Examination and Assessment

   

                 Examination of the Ears

                Examination: Dix-Hallpike Manoeuvre

                Examination: Flexible Naso Endoscopy

                Examination: Unterberger test

                Examination: Romberg Test

       

  Communication Skills – Consent

   

                Consenting – Insertion of Grommet

                Consenting – Superficial Parotidectomy

                Consenting – Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS)

     

   Communication Skills – Breaking Bad News

   

               Breaking Bad News – Change of Voice and Difficulty Swallowing

                Breaking Bad News – Cancer of the Thyroid

                Breaking Bad News – Dead Ear

     

 Communication Skills – Information Gathering

   

                 Information Gathering (History Taking) – Dizziness

                Information Gathering (History Taking) – Vertigo

                Information Gathering (History Taking) – Anosmia

                Information Gathering (History Taking) – Foreign Body in Throat

        

 Communication Skills – Information Giving

   

 Information Giving – Cholesteatoma

                Information Giving – Glue Ear

      

 OSCE Stations

   

Child with Decreased Hearing

                Adult with Decreased Hearing

                Inner Ear (1)

                Pinna

                Hearing Loss due to Tumour

                Inflammation of Throat

                Instruments

                Skull Base (1)

                Skull Base (2)

                Facial Infection

                Foreign Body Nose

                Difficulty Swallowing

                Stridor

                Head Injury

                Ear Pathology (1)

                Surgery of Head and Neck (1)

                Neck Swelling

                Inner Ear (2)

                Vertigo

                Chronic Rhinosinusitis

                Neck Dissection

                Septal Perforation

                Baby with Stridor

                Nasal Cavity

                Sore Throat

                Febrile Child with Otalgia

                Facial Pathology

                Post-Operative Redness and Swelling of Eye

                Ear Pathology (2)

                Audiology

                Epistaxis (1)

                Epistaxis (2)

                Ear Pain and Itch (1)

                Ear Pain and Itch (2)

                Audiograms

                Tracheostomy (1)

                Tracheostomy (2)

                Tympanometry

                Painful Facial Swelling (1)

                Painful Facial Swelling (2)

                Larynx (1)

                Larynx (2)

                Hearing aids

                Choking and Coughing in Child

                Post Tonsillectomy Bleed in a Child

                Surgery of Head and Neck (2)

                Thyroid

                Thyroidectomy

                Cavernous sinus

                Head Anatomy

                Cleft Lip

                Cleft Palate

                Adenoidectomy (2)

                Otosclerosis

                Dislodgement of a Tracheo-oesophageal Prosthesis

                Lacrimal System

                Cochlear Implantation

                Thyroid Gland

                Organ of Corti

                Trisomy 21 (Down's syndrome)

                Foreign Body Throat

                Preauricular Sinus

                Second Branchial Cleft Anomalies

                Choanal Atresia

                Fractured Nasal Bones

                Myringotomy and Microscope Setting

                Eustachian Tube (ET)

                Neck Anatomy

                Instruments used in ENT Surgical Procedures

                Subglottic Stenosis

Format of the Course

  • Discussion of Clinical Conditions Using Clinical Images
  • Discussion of Clinical Case Scenarios
  • Management Principles Based on Current Evidence and Guidelines
  • Discussion of Pathology, Diseases and Management
  • Highlighting Anatomical Facts Using Images, Drawings and Prosections
  • Explaining Anatomical Concepts
  • Discussion of Relevant Osteology
  • Scenarios on Information Giving
  • Scenarios on Information Gathering
  • Scenarios on Breaking Bad News
  • Scenarios on Consenting for Operations
  • OSCE Stations - Question and Answer Format

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