Final Focused Revision Sessions of High-Yield Topics for MRCS A - Session 1

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About the course


This four-part interactive teaching session will provide attendees with a thorough revision of the high-yield topics that are frequently tested in the MRCS A exam. Delivered via Zoom, it is specifically designed for candidates appearing for the exam on Tuesday 14th September 2021, and it will cover the Applied Basic Sciences and Principles of Surgery components. The teaching will be structured and delivered by Professor Stuart Enoch, convenor and chair of faculty of the highly popular and well-established Cardiff MRCS Courses. The four sessions, totalling 20 hours, are calculated to be worth 60-70 hours of individual revision.

Attendees can choose to attend whichever session(s) they feel would be beneficial to their revision.

Session 1

Wednesday 29th September 2021

0900 - 1300 hours

Skull Base, Head, Scalp, Face and Neck; Thyroid Pathologies, Melanoma, Skin Cancers.

Topics Covered:

  • Cranial fossa
  • Sutures and foramina of the skull
  • Courses of the cranial nerves
  • Cranial nerve lesions
  • Dural venous sinuses
  • Circle of Willis
  • Strokes
  • Scalp pathologies
  • Pterygopalatine fossa and structures
  • Infratemporal fossa and mandible
  • CSF and flow of CSF
  • Hydrocephalus – types and management
  • Head injuries and neurophysiology
  • Submandibular and parotid glands
  • Salivary gland tumours
  • Triangles of the neck and structures
  • Swellings and pathologies in the neck
  • Larynx and pharynx
  • Thyroid and parathyroid
  • Thyroid pathologies and cancers
  • Lymphatic drainage of the head and neck
  • Diagnosis and management of malignant melanoma
  • Diagnosis and management of common skin cancers

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