Final Focused Revision Sessions of High-Yield Topics for MRCS A-Session 4

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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 4

Saturday 2nd October 2021

0900 - 1300 hours

Lower Limb, Nerve Injuries, Trauma, Compartment Syndrome; Spine, Spinal Cord, Spinal Cord Injuries, Lumbar Puncture, Autonomic Nervous System; Vascular Surgery; Sutures, LA, Principles of Surgery; Wound Healing and Reconstruction.

Topics Covered:

  • Lumbar and lumbosacral plexus
  • Femoral triangle 
  • Course of major nerves in the lower limb
  • Greater and lesser sciatic foramina
  • Pelvic and lower limb trauma, and management 
  • Approaches to the hip joint and nerve injuries
  • Management of fracture neck of femur
  • Adductor canal
  • Popliteal fossa
  • Knee joint and injuries
  • Compartments of the lower leg and contents
  • Compartment syndrome and its management
  • Great and short saphenous veins, and their clinical relevance
  • Ankle joint and their injuries
  • Blood supply of the spinal cord
  • Spinal cord tracts
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Lumbar puncture
  • Autonomic nervous system
  • Splanchnic, superior and inferior hypogastric plexuses
  • Management of peripheral arterial disease
  • Vascular bypass and stents
  • Screening for AAA, EVAR and open repair of aneurysms
  • Wound healing - phases and types
  • Reconstructive ladder in plastic surgery
  • Grafts and flaps – indications and contraindications
  • Sutures and suture materials
  • Local anaesthesia
  • General principles of surgery

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