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Cardiff MRCS(ENT) Course: Theory and Practice for Manned and Unmanned Stations

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This hybrid course is divided into two components, as outlined below. Delegates can choose
to attend the full course (online and face-to-face components), the online sessions only, or the
face-to-face session only.
The highlights of this course include a high tutor-to-delegate ratio, coverage of all essential
and high-yield theory for the unmanned and manned components of the exam, and individual
practice in all areas tested in the manned stations of the exam.

Online Component
There will be three evenings of interactive discussions held via Zoom between Thursday 5 th
and Tuesday 17 th October 2023. These theoretical sessions will take place between 1830 and
2130 hours, and they will cover the core topics that regularly feature in the exam. The
following areas and topics will be covered on these days: gross and microscopic anatomy of
key topics in the head and neck, vestibular examination, identification and management of
common ENT pathologies, radiological analysis of common conditions, hearing and balance,
types of hearing aids, interpretation of specialist investigations, and familiarisation with
surgical instruments, equipment and sutures.

Face-to-Face Component
The face-to-face component of the course will be held at the College of Physicians and
Surgeons of Cardiff, Cardiff Bay. Since this component is structured based on a high faculty-
to-delegate ratio, delegates will attend in small groups of no more than six. Hence, there are
three dates available for this component of the course and, upon registration, delegates will
select which date they wish to attend. Delegates are required to attend only one of the face-to-
face sessions. We would like to reiterate that one may decide to attend only the online
component in isolation if he/she is unable to attend the face-to-face component.
Delivered by surgeons and advanced linguistic specialists, this component will allow
delegates to practice for the manned stations in a focused, friendly and constructive
environment. Each delegate will practice mock scenarios in the areas tested in the manned

stations of the exam (information giving, information gathering, breaking bad news and
consent), and he/she will receive individualised feedback, enabling him/her to identify any
areas of weakness and improve upon these.

 
Places are limited and will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis.

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