Seventh Postgraduate Orthopaedics FRCS (Tr&Ortho) Revision Course January 2020

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Description

A 6-day intensive course designed to cover all aspects of preparation for the FRCS (Tr& Orth) examination. The course material will closely mirror the material contained in the Postgraduate Orthopaedics book series.

This course is internationally accredited by the RCSEng and has been awarded 24 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points as part of Course Accreditation by the RCS England

Day 1-4: Lecture presentations.

Four full days of lectures covering all aspects of the key topics you need to know for the exam. The lectures will be delivered by relevant authors of the book and focus on important areas of the syllabus that regularly appear in the FRCS (Tr&Orth) exam.

The course content has been significantly revised to take into account candidate feedback from previous courses and also work from our 3rd edition book. The lecture programme promises to deliver exam related material that really will count for candidates about to sit the FRCS (Tr&Orth) exam.

Day 5: Viva Course for the FRCS (Tr&Orth).

The Viva Course for the FRCS (Tr&Orth) exam is based on the book Postgraduate Orthopaedics.Viva guide to the FRCS (Tr&Orth) exam. The format closely mimics the real viva examination with time built in for feedback from experienced faculty. This has had excellent feedback from previous candidates.

Day 6: Advanced Clinical Examination Course for the FRCS (Tr&Orth).

The advanced clinical examination course will take the form of a mock clinical examination with both short and intermediate cases. This will involve real patients with real clinical signs. No medical students or actors! Last year over 40 patients came for the day with a wide range of clinical conditions.

 

Start End Description Speaker
07:00 07:15 Registration
07:15 07:30 Welcome and introduction Paul Banaszkiewicz Consultant Lower Limb Arthroplasty Surgeon, QEH, Gateshead Visiting Professor Northumbria University
07:30 09:30 Hands David Dickson Consultant Hand Surgeon Bradford Royal Infirmary
09:00 10:00 Coffee
09:00 10:00 Lower limb anatomy/Surgical approaches Kiran Singisetti Consultant Lower Limb Arthroplasty Surgeon QEH, Gateshead
11:00 13:00 FRCS Drawings and Memory aids Lyndon Mason Trauma and Orthopaedic Consultant, Aintree University Hospital. Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Musculoskeletal lead, Liverpool University
14:00 15:00 Basic science Bacteria structure, gram stain, mechanism of action for antibiotics, MRSA/ MSSA, C Diff, antibiotics in cement. Bone mineral density/ osteoporosis, Coagulation cascade Kiran Singisetti Consultant Lower Limb Arthroplasty Surgeon QEH, Gateshead
15:00 16:00 Hip Bearing surfaces MoM Cement vs uncemented hip Paul Banaszkiewicz Consultant Lower Limb Arthroplasty Surgeon, QEH Gateshead Visiting Professor Northumbria University
16:00 16:30 Coffee
16:30 17:30 Basic Science Biomechanics Free Body Diagrams Kiran Singisetti Consultant Lower Limb Arthroplasty Surgeon QEH, Gateshead
17:30 19:30 Foot/ankle Rajesh Kakwani Consultant Foot and Ankle Surgeon, Northumbria NHS trust.
19:30 20:00 Radiology MRI C/T scan Bone scan X-rays Rajesh Kakwani Consultant Foot and Ankle Surgeon, Northumbria NHS trust.
20:00 20:30 Bone tumours Rajesh Kakwani Consultant Foot and Ankle Surgeon, Northumbria NHS trust
20:30 20:30 Close

 

Start End Description Speaker
07:30 08:30 Elbow Rajesh Nanda Consultant Upper Limb Surgeon, North Tees University hospital
08:30 09:30 Arthroplasty knee Primary knee arthroplasty Uni knee Patellofemoral replacement Osteotomy Revision knee surgery Jonathan Phillips Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital
09:30 10:00 Periprosthetic Infection Jonathan Phillips Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital
10:00 10:30 Coffee
10:30 11:00 Soft tissue Knee Soft tissue Knee ACL and other ligaments PF Instability Dislocated knee Meniscal tears Ziad Dahabreh Consultant hip and knee reconstruction and knees sport injuries Surgeon Al-Khalidi Medical Plaza, Amman-Jordan
11:30 12:30 Basic science Articular cartilage Bone Orthotics Prosthetics Lubrication Emerson Budhoo Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Caribbean Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Institute
13:00 14:00 Lunch
14:00 14:30 Periprosthetic fracture Jonathan Phillips Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital
14:30 16:00 Basic science Statistics and Evidence based medicine Munier Hossain Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
16:00 16:30 Coffee
16:30 17:30 SUFE Mubashshar Ahmed Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospital of North Durham
17:30 18:00 CTEV Cavus Foot Freibergs disease Pes Planus including tarsal coalition Stan Jones, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Al Ahli Qatar
18:00 19:00 DDH Ahmed Mubashshar Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospital of North Durham
19:00 20:00 Shoulder Yusuf Michla Consultant Upper Limb Surgeon, Sunderland Royal Infirmary
20:00 20:00 End

 

Start End Description Speaker
07:30 08:30 Trauma and children’s fractures Supracondylar fracture elbow Lateral condyle fracture Fracture femur Transitional fractures Growth arrest due to fracture John Davies Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Leeds Children’s Hospital
08:30 09:00 Normal Variants Stan Jones, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Al Ahli Qatar
09:00 09:30 Limping child i.e. septic arthritis James Fernandes Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sheffield Children’s Hospital
09:30 10:00 LLD James Fernandes Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sheffield Children’s Hospital
10:00 10:30 Coffee
10:30 11:00 Tibial bowing covering Blount’s, neurofibromatosis and posteromedial bow Genu varum James Fernandes Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sheffield Children’s Hospital
12:00 13:00 Gait Roger Walton Consultant Orthopaedic Paediatric Surgeon, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital Liverpool
13:00 14:00 Lunch
14:00 14:30 Paeds at the FRCS(Tr&Orth) James Fernandes Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sheffield Children’s Hospital
14:30 15:00 Perthes James Fernandes Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sheffield Children’s Hospital
15:00 15:30 The Growth Plate and Skeletal Dysplasia Roger Walton Consultant Orthopaedic Paediatric Surgeon, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital Liverpool
15:30 16:30 Trauma upper limb adult 1 Shoulder/Elbow Karen Robinson Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
16:30 17:00 Coffee/Tea
17:00 18:00 How to deal with the nightmare upper limb case Brachial plexus Radial dysplasia, FSHD, arthrogryposis, growth arrest Matt Nixon Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital
18:00 19:00 Trauma upper limb adult 2 Forearm/Hand Matt Nixon Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
19:00 20:00 Basic Science Nerve, Muscle and Tendon Physiology Fazal Ali Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon,  Chesterfield Royal Hospital
20:00 20:30 General trauma cases Karen Robinson Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
20:30 20:30 Close

 

Start End Description Speaker
07:30 09:00 Trauma Lower Limb 2 Badri Narayan Consultant Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon Royal Liverpool University Hospital
09:00 10:00 Spine 1 Degenerate spinal pathology, tumours and infection Jonathan Clamp Consultant Orthopaedic and Spine Surgeon Derby Royal Infirmary
10:00 10:30 Coffee
10:30 12:00 Spine 2 Trauma Deformity Alex Baker Consultant Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Royal Preston Hospital, Preston
13:00 14:00 Lunch
14:00 15:00 Basic Science Bambos Charalambos Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Professor School of Medicine and Dentistry University of Central Lancashire
15:30 16:00 Theatre Fazal Ali Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon,  Chesterfield Royal Hospital
16:00 16:30 Coffee
16:30 17:30 Upper limb anatomy/Surgical approaches Apurv Sinha Consultant Upper Limb Surgeon,  Chesterfield Royal Hospital
17:30 19:00 Roger Walton Consultant Orthopaedic Paediatric Surgeon Alder Hey Children’s Hospital Liverpool Basic science Material and structural properties Stress strain curve Moments of inertia Viscoelastic behaviour in solids and fluids Fatigue failure Sn curve How to talk about screws, plates and nails Load bearing and sharing Working length Pull out strength
19:00 20:00 Basic Science Type 1 collagen Physeal structure and disorders How to pass the FRCS (Tr& Orth) Clinical’s and Vivas Lester D'Souza Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Limerick & Croom Orthopaedic Hospital County Limerick
20:00 20:00 Close

 

Start End Description Speaker
07:30 07:50 Registration
07:50 08:00 Welcome from Course Director Paul Banaszkiewicz Consultant Orthopaedic Lower Limb Surgeon, QEH, Gateshead Visiting Professor Northumbria University
08:00 08:15 Viva Video
08:15 10:15 Viva Practice I
10:15 10:30 Coffee
10:30 12:00 Viva practice II
12:00 13:00 Lunch
13:00 15:30 Viva Practice III
15:30 16:00 Coffee
16:00 17:00 Viva Practice IV
17:00 17:15 Feedback and Closing session  All faculty
17:15 17:45 Sandwiches
17:45 18:30 Examination of Shoulder/Elbow Shantanu Shahane Consultant Upper Limb Surgeon Chesterfield Royal Hospital
18:30 18:50 Examination of the Hand Joe Garcia Consultant Hand Surgeon Chesterfield Royal Hospital
18:50 19:10 Examination of the Spine Alex Baker Consultant Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Royal Preston Hospital, Preston
19:10 19:35 Examination of the brachial plexus and peripheral nerves Fazal Ali Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Chesterfield Royal Hospital
19:35 19:35 Close

 

Start End Description Speaker
07:45 08:00 Welcome by Course Director Paul Banaszkiewicz Consultant Orthopaedic Lower Limb Surgeon, QEH, Gateshead Visiting Professor Northumbria University
08:00 08:20 Examination of the Hip Paul Banaszkiewicz Consultant Lower Limb Arthroplasty Surgeon QEH, Gateshead
08:20 08:40 Examination of the Knee Fazal Ali Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Chesterfield Royal Infirmary
08:40 09:00 Examination of the Foot and Ankle Stan Jones, Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon Al Ahli Qatar
09:00 09:30 Coffee /Tea Organisation into examination groups
09:30 13:00 Clinical Examination 1    
13:00 14:00 Lunch
14:00 17:00 Clinical Examination 2
17:00 17:15 Feedback and Closing session 

REVIEWS (5)

Blog Item Anonymous

Thanks for an amazing course Clear insight on exam preparation and examination process. Also very good faculty and venue. The price for the course was too good to be true.

Blog Item Rajesh Pawar

it was a very good review Course . sometimes it feels too much to gather so much of information in such short time, but we don't have a choice. some of the lectures were very monotonous and too much of detailed information , which is definitely difficult to remember. it would be worth while to give some important key information in each topic which we can remember easily. most of us would have read and we will be looking for those buzz words to remember. It is better to re emphasize such words and concepts, which happened in most of the talks. It was a very well organized course and kudos to all the organizing team thank you very much regards R Pawar

Blog Item Anonymous

Very fruitful course with good content. The cases on Clinical Day are very nice with beautiful signs!

Blog Item Anonymous

This was an excellent course covering a huge amount of the syllabus with a good mix of lectures, vivas and clinical. The vivas and clinical sessions were very well organised and everyone had a good go at all. It was appropriate for all levels. The vivas were also good for pre-part 1. I thought the course was very well organised and the organisers thought of everything - spare pens/books etc. It was a bonus doing the MCQs the Sunday and nice that they provided pencil and rubber! The course was very long and tiring but there is no way around this. This was countered by the copious flow of coffee and snacks including fruit. I thought the civic centre was an excellent Venus with really attentive and friendly staff. Overall a really great course that I would recommend to anyone close to their FRCS. Great work!

Blog Item Tamer Kamal

great course. lots of insight into the exam . the mcq part could have been more on time i know its still early days its a shame the book its not out yet it would have been a great asset. the venue was great most of the viva teaching sessions were up todate and very helpful. A great experience before the exam. thanks for all the hard work and that everyone put in to this course.