Jan
31
8:30 am08:30

General Surgery Course for Foundation Trainees

Who?

  • This course is aimed at foundation trainees (F1/F2) who want to improve their understanding and ability to manage commonly encountered surgical presentations as well as practical skills.

  • Appropriate for those with an interest in pursuing a career in surgery as well as those with upcoming surgical jobs, regardless of career goals.

What?

  • One day focused course aimed at improving theoretical knowledge as well as essential basic surgical skills.

  • The course curriculum focuses on presentations commonly encountered by junior doctors with an emphasis on the areas they most often find challenging.

  • Teaching will consist of a series of short lectures, followed by an afternoon workshop led by registrars, giving participants the opportunity to practice essential surgical skills in a more relaxed environment than theatre.

  • View provisional timetable here.

Why?

  • The course aims to improve theoretical knowledge to allow junior doctors to more confidently and appropriately manage pre and postop surgical patients which can be a very daunting task, particularly on the many occasions they find their registrar and consultant in theatre!

  • Trainees assisting in theatre are often expected to show that they are competent in knot tying, instrument handling and basic laparoscopic skills, however, opportunities for teaching are often limited by time constraints and the theatre atmosphere can be intimidating. Practical sessions led by registrars giving participants the opportunity to develop new skills, practice and learn from their mistakes in a less pressured environment while receiving constructive feedback.

Where?

  • St Mary’s Hospital, Surgical Innovation Centre (Tube stop Paddington)

When?

Thursday 31st of January, 2019

The course includes:

  • Lecture based sessions on common surgical presentations and management

  • Afternoon practical skills workshop including suturing, knot tying and laparoscopic simulators

  • Course certificate

  • Lunch and refreshments

Please note that there are only a limited number of spaces for this course. To register go to course bookings or click here.

This course is sponsored by: Medtronic

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Core laparoscopic skills course
Jul
17
9:00 am09:00

Core laparoscopic skills course

  • Tuesday, July 17, 2018
  • 9:00 AM  4:00 PM
  • St Mary's Hospital, Surgical Innovation Centre

Who?

This course is specifically aimed at core surgical trainees and foundation doctors with an interest in surgery who want to improve their confidence in performing essential laparoscopic procedures and skills. 

What?

One day focused laparoscopic skills course using animal tissues with the opportunity to perform a  realistic simulation of a laparoscopic appendicectomy and cholecystectomy as well as  intracorporeal suturing. 

Places will be limited to ensure a low supervisor to trainee ratio. 

Why?

Most core-trainees have extensive experience in theatre however this is often limited to camera holding or performing a specific aspect of a procedure. This course will give trainees the opportunity to practice the entirety of several key procedures on realistic animal tissue models while receiving feedback and instruction in a more relaxed environment  than theatre. 

By the end of the course, trainees should have had enough confidence to perform these procedures with a scrubbed trainer. 

Where?

The course is being held at St Mary's Hospital Surgical Innovation Centre, 2nd Floor, Paterson Building, South Wharf Road, London W2 1BL

 

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Feb
16
5:00 pm17:00

Surgical Radiology Course

Surgical Radiology Course 2018

****THIS COURSE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED***

We are delighted to be able to run this course with the Radiology Academy again after receiving excellent feedback from our previous course candidates.

Who?

This course is specifically aimed at FY2s, core surgical trainees and surgical doctors who want to improve their confidence in interpreting radiological images.

What?

One day focused surgical radiology course, taught exclusively by senior registrars with a strong interest in teaching surgical trainees.

The course content has been designed by a consultant surgeon and radiologist, focusing on the essential imaging techniques and cases which they recognise trainees most often struggle to confidently interpret. The course will consist of a series of lectures, paired with small group image interpretation sessions, allowing trainees to consolidate their knowledge and ask questions.

Places will be limited to ensure a low registrar to trainee ratio and small groups will consist of a maximum of four.

Click here to see the timetable.

Why?

The ability to confidently interpret the images produced by various radiological modalities is an essential aspect of formulating diagnoses and management plans and is a skill expected of core trainees. However, radiology is rarely a focus of teaching in its own right.

This course will focus on commonly encountered surgical presentations from a variety of surgical specialities and the imaging techniques used as a component of diagnosis. The combination of lectures and workshops will improve theoretical knowledge as well as the essential ability to apply this knowledge in a ward based scenario.

Where?

The course is being held at the Norwich Radiology Academy, Cotman Centre in Norwich which is less than a two hour journey from central London. Return fares are less than £20 when booked in advance.

Norwich has one of only three radiology academies in the country and as such, is a centre for teaching and training excellence with dedicated facilities and staff with a strong background and interest in education.

When?

Friday, 16th of February

Limited places remain - sign up now to avoid missing out on a place.

The course will be limited to ensure a low tutor to trainee ratio and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided throughout the day as well as a signed certificate upon completion of the course.

To book your place go to course bookings or click here.

Please note all our courses are non-refundable, if you are unable to attend but are able to find someone to cover your place we are happy to transfer the course fee to their name.

 

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Jan
13
6:30 pm18:30

General surgery course

General Surgery Course 2018

Who?

This course is aimed at foundation trainees (F1/F2) who want to improve their understanding and ability to manage commonly encountered surgical presentations as well as practical skills.

Appropriate for those with an interest in pursuing a career in surgery as well as those with upcoming surgical jobs, regardless of career goals.

What?

One day focused course aimed at improving theoretical knowledge as well as essential basic surgical skills.

The course curriculum has been designed by consultants to focus on the presentations commonly encountered by junior doctors with an emphasis on the areas they most often find challenging.

Teaching will consist of a series of short lectures, followed by an afternoon workshop led by senior registrars and consultants, giving participants the opportunity to practice essential surgical skills in a more relaxed environment than theatre.

Why?

The course aims to improve theoretical knowledge to allow junior doctors to more confidently and appropriately manage pre and postop surgical patients which can be a very daunting task, particularly on the many occasions they find their registrar and consultant in theatre!

Trainees assisting in theatre are often expected to show that they are competent in knot tying, instrument handling and basic laparoscopic skills, however, opportunities for teaching are often limited by time constraints and the theatre atmosphere can be intimidating. Practical sessions led by consultants and registrars give participants the opportunity to develop new skills, practice and learn from their mistakes in a less pressured environment while receiving constructive feedback.

Where?

The course is being held at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital which is less than a two hour journey from central London. Return fares are less than £20 when booked in advance.

When?

Saturday 13th January, 2018

Includes:

Lecture based sessions on common surgical presentations and management
Afternoon practical skills workshop including suturing, knot tying and laparoscopic simulators
Course certificate
Lunch

To register go to course bookings or click here.

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Apr
21
6:30 pm18:30

MRCS Study Day (Wade Programme in Surgical Anatomy)

We are delighted to be able to run this course with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and University of East Anglia again this year after receiving excelled feedback from our previous course candidates.

Who:

  • aimed at surgical trainees preparing for MRCS
  • beneficial for those wanting to improve knowledge of anatomy and understanding of anatomical relations, regardless of their progress with exams

What: One day intensive anatomy revision day led by faculty actively involved in the Wade Programme, including Professor Sinclair (Professor of Anatomy, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh) and Mr. Ross Jones (Wade programme faculty member). The course has been specifically designed to focus on anatomy relevant to the MRCS examinations, using cadaveric specimens.

This will be an interactive learning day with hands on tutorials in small groups, encouraging both active participation and discussion as well as continuous feedback from faculty.

When: Friday, April 21st.

Where: University of East Anglia Anatomy Department, Norwich

Why: Do not miss this excellent opportunity to improve essential knowledge for MRCS and learn from highly experienced faculty.

Faculty will take an active questioning approach to give participants the opportunity to practice answering MRCS style questions in a relaxed environment in preparation for the exam day.

 

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Nov
21
6:30 pm18:30

Build your own laparoscopic trainer workshop 2016

WHO?

This course is aimed at medical students, foundation trainees and core surgical trainees who want to improve their laparoscopic skills.

WHAT?

This one day course will provide attendees with all the materials, tools and expertise required to build their own laparoscopic trainer which they will then be able to take home at the end of the day to continue their practice.

The morning session will be devoted to the supervised construction of the trainers, while the afternoon will comprise of a skills workshop led by surgical trainees, allowing participants to practice and refine their skills in a more relaxing environment than theatre.

There will be a skills competition at the end of the day in which the winner will take home laparoscopic instruments in addition to their trainer.

WHY?

Teaching opportunities in theatre are often limited by time constraints and a potentially stressful and intimidating atmosphere which is not conducive to learning. Becoming adept at laparoscopic surgery is particularly challenging as it requires working in a 3D field based on a 2D screen image; a skill that often only comes with practice. Trainees have had to adapt to overcome the challenge of learning such a difficult skill with limited opportunities and found that proficiency in depth perception, object handling and manipulation is highly transferrable and practicable outside of the theatre setting.

Purchasing laparoscopic trainers is prohibitively expensive for individuals, however, using alternative materials it is possible to build a model which allows trainees to practice all those transferrable skills.

WHERE?

The course is being held at the Norfolk & Norwich University hospital.

Norwich is easily accessible from London and the surrounding area by rail and fares are as low as £20 when booked in advance.

WHEN?

Saturday, 21st November.

Cost will include

All materials for building laparoscopic trainer
Lunch and refreshments
Course certificate
In order to keep costs low, you will need to bring your own laptop (or tablet with connector) to view laparoscopy. We will provide all necessary instruments on the day, however, their purchase will not be included in the fee. Information as to where they can be acquired will be made available.

The course will be limited to ensure a low tutor to trainee ratio and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

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Oct
24
6:30 pm18:30

Surgical radiology course 2016

WHO?

This course is specifically aimed at FY2s, core surgical trainees and ST3 doctors who want to improve their confidence in interpreting radiological images.

WHAT?

One day focused surgical radiology course, taught exclusively by senior registrars with a strong interest in teaching surgical trainees.

The course content has been designed by a consultant surgeon and radiologist, focusing on the essential imaging techniques and cases which they recognise trainees most often struggle to confidently interpret. The course will consist of a series of lectures, paired with small group image interpretation sessions, allowing trainees to consolidate their knowledge and ask questions.

Places will be limited to ensure a low registrar to trainee ratio and small groups will consist of a maximum of four.

WHY?

The ability to confidently interpret the images produced by various radiological modalities is an essential aspect of formulating diagnoses and management plans and is a skill expected of core trainees however, radiology is rarely a focus of teaching in its own right.

This course will focus on commonly encountered surgical presentations from a variety of surgical specialities and the imaging techniques used as a component of diagnosis. The combination of lectures and workshops will improve theoretical knowledge as well as the essential ability to apply this knowledge in a ward based scenario.

WHERE?

The course is being held at the Norwich Radiology Academy, Cotman Centre in Norwich which is less than a two hour journey from central London. Return fares are less than £20 when booked in advance.

Norwich is one of only three radiology academies in the country and as such, is a centre for teaching and training excellence with dedicated facilities and staff with a strong background and interest in education.

WHEN?

Saturday, 24th of October – click here to download the provisional timetable.

The course will be limited to ensure a low tutor to trainee ratio and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided throughout the day as well as a signed certificate upon completion of the course.

Please note all our courses are non-refundable, if you are unable to attend but are able to find someone to cover your place we are happy to transfer the course fee to their name.

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Mar
24
8:30 am08:30

Radiology Foundation Course

The aim of the course is to improve theoretical knowledge and provide a structured framework for interpreting images as well as discussing the indications for selecting the most appropriate modality.

Lectures will comprise x-rays and computer tomography interpretation relevant to a range of specialties including medicine, surgery and accident and emergency.

Small radiology registrar led workshops will allow attendees to apply these principles and provide the opportunity to discuss any areas they find particularly challenging.

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Jan
23
8:30 pm20:30

Emergency medicine course 2016

Who?

This course is aimed at a junior doctors including GP trainees who will be working in A&E as well as those with an interest in pursuing a career in emergency medicine.

What?

A one-day, consultant and senior registrar led course, focusing on the management of emergencies faced by junior doctors in A&E.

Where?

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

When?

January 23, 2016

Why?

Emergency medicine is a very demanding specialty and being the doctor responsible for the initial assessment, diagnosis and management of acutely unwell patients coming in to A&E is a daunting prospect for most junior doctors.

This course covers some of the most common medical and surgical presentations encountered in A&E, focusing on the practical steps in management as well as the basic principles to provide a deeper understanding of the condition.

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Nov
1
8:30 pm20:30

Surgical Radiology Course 2015

Who?

This course is specifically aimed at FY2s, core surgical trainees and ST3 doctors who want to improve their confidence in interpreting radiological images.

What?

One day focused surgical radiology course, taught exclusively by senior registrars with a strong interest in teaching surgical trainees.

The course content has been designed by a consultant surgeon and radiologist, focusing on the essential imaging techniques and cases which they recognise trainees most often struggle to confidently interpret. The course will consist of a series of lectures, paired with small group image interpretation sessions, allowing trainees to consolidate their knowledge and ask questions.

Places will be limited to ensure a low registrar to trainee ratio and small groups will consist of a maximum of four.

Why?

The ability to confidently interpret the images produced by various radiological modalities is an essential aspect of formulating diagnoses and management plans and is a skill expected of core trainees however, radiology is rarely a focus of teaching in its own right.

This course will focus on commonly encountered surgical presentations from a variety of surgical specialties and the imaging techniques used as a component of diagnosis. The combination of lectures and workshops will improve theoretical knowledge as well as the essential ability to apply this knowledge in a ward based scenario.

Where?

The course is being held at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital which is less than a two hour journey from central London. Return fares are less than £20 when booked in advance.

Norwich is one of only three radiology academies in the country and as such, is a centre for teaching and training excellence with dedicated facilities and staff with a strong background and interest in education.

When?

Saturday, 1st of November

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Jan
31
6:30 pm18:30

Emergency medicine foundation course 2015

WHO?

This course is ideal for those who:

– Have an interest in a career in emergency medicine, acute medicine or general surgery

– Are GP or foundation trainees with an upcoming A+E placement

– Want to locum in A+E

WHAT?

A one day, consultant led course, focusing on the management of common emergencies faced by junior doctors. For those with a particular interest in surgery, there will be a half-day session available where lectures will cover common surgical emergencies.

WHERE?

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

WHEN?

Saturday 31st of January 2015

WHY?

Emergency medicine is a very demanding specialty and being the doctor responsible for the initial assessment, diagnosis and management of acutely unwell patients is a daunting prospect for most junior doctors.

This course covers some of the most common medical and surgical presentations, focusing on the practical steps in management, as well as the basic principles to provide a deeper understanding of the condition.

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