Final Focused Revision Sessions of High-Yield Topics for MRCS A-Session 3

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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 3

Friday 1st October 2021

0900 - 1300 hours

Abdomen and Pelvis - Anatomy, Pathology, Surgery including Cancers (Bowel, Carcinoid, Testicular); IBD; Cushing's, Addison's and MEN Syndromes.

Topics Covered:

  • Diaphragm
  • Anterior abdominal wall
  • Abdominal wall hernias
  • Inguinal region and swellings
  • Scrotum, scrotal lumps and testicular cancers
  • Blood supply to the abdominal organs
  • Major and minor branches of the abdominal aorta
  • Small and large bowel
  • Greater, lesser sacs; Greater, lesser omentum
  • Porta hepatis
  • Stomach, GB, liver, pancreas
  • Ligaments of the liver and the spleen
  • Splenic injuries and management
  • Pelvis and perineum
  • Urinary bladder, ureters and urethra
  • Prostate, BPH and prostate cancer
  • Fascia of the perineum
  • Lymphatic drainage of the GI tract
  • Haemorrhoids 
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases
  • Diverticulosis and diverticulitis
  • Cancers of the bowel, colectomies and stomas
  • Carcinoid tumour and syndrome
  • Adrenal glands
  • Pheochromocytoma 
  • HPA axis and ACTH
  • Investigation of adrenal disorders
  • Cushing's disease and Cushing's syndrome
  • Addison's disease
  • MEN syndromes

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