Applied Basic Sciences and Principles of Surgery in General

This online course is intended to prepare delegates appearing for the Part A of the Intercollegiate MRCS Examination. The course, designed and delivered by distinguished Professor Stuart Enoch, Convenor and Chairman of Faculty of the highly regarded and well established Cardiff MRCS Courses, covers all relevant and important topics in the MRCS syllabus. The course is delivered in a manner that will enable the delegate to gain a thorough understanding of all the pertinent topics as well as appreciating the nuances of answering single best answer questions in the exam. The course covers the high-yield and commonly tested areas in Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Principle of Surgery, Trauma, Peri-Operative Management and all Surgical Sub-Specialities. The full list of topics and sub-topics can be seen at the bottom of this page.

The 30 hours of online teaching comprising of 65+ individual videos, covering 500+ topics and discussing 400+ SBAs is equivalent to attending a 5-day MRCS A attendance course.

List of Topics

Applied Surgical Anatomy and Relevant Specialities

  • Abdomen – Diaphragm, Abdominal Wall, Inguinal Region and External Genitalia

    • Diaphragm – Blood and Nerve Supply
    • Diaphragm – Openings
    • Anterior Abdominal Wall
    • Anterior Abdominal Wall Hernias
    • Abdominal Wall Incisions
    • Transpyloric Plane
    • Inguinal Canal
    • Scrotum
  • Abdomen – Peritoneal Cavity, Solid Organs, Stomach, Jejunum and Ileum, and Large Bowel

    • Peritoneal Cavity
    • Lesser Sac
    • Epiploic Foramen
    • Liver, Gallbladder, Pancreas
    • Stomach
    • Calot’s Triangle
    • Blood Supply to Bile Duct
    • Small and Large Intestines
    • Difference between Jejunum and Ileum
    • Kidneys and Adrenal Glands
    • Ogilvie Syndrome
  • Abdomen – Abdominal Aorta, Ureter, Prostate, Rectum and Anal Canal

    • Abdominal Aorta and Branches
    • Branches of Internal Iliac Artery
    • Inferior Vena Vava
    • Ureter, Bladder and Urethra
    • Prostate
    • Rectum
    • Haemorrhoids
    • Anal Canal
    • Porto-Systemic Anastomosis
  • Pelvis and Perineum – Pelvic Diaphragm, Uterus, Fascia of the Perineum, and Perineum

    • Pelvic diaphragm
    • Perineum
    • Perineal Fascia
    • Episiotomy
    • Buck’s Fascia
    • Colle’s Fascia
    • Ruptured Urethra
    • Fascia of the Penis
    • Urachus
    • Supports of the Uterus
  • Skull Base – Foramen Ovale, Trigeminal Nerve, Cranial Fossae

    • Foramen Ovale
    • Superior Orbital Fissure
    • Sphenoid Bone
    • Ophthalmic Division of Trigeminal Nerve
    • Anterior and Middle Cranial Fossa
    • Maxillary Division of Trigeminal Nerve
    • Mandibular Division of Trigeminal Nerve
  • Skull Base – Olfactory and Optic Nerves; Visual Field Defects

    • Cranial Fossa with Labels
    • Olfactory Nerve
    • Optic Nerve and its Branches
    • Visual Field Defects
    • Pituitary Tumour and Craniopharyngioma
  • Skull Base – Occulomotor, Trochlear and Abducent Nerves; Horner’s Syndrome

    • Occulomotor Nerve and Lesions
    • Trochlear Nerve and Lesions
    • Abducent Nerve and Lesions
    • Movements of the Eye
    • Ptosis
    • Horner’s Syndrome
    • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Skull Base and Face – Facial Nerve, Bell’s Palsy, Infratemporal Fossa, Parotid Region

    • Facial Nerve Anatomy
    • Facial Nerve Lesions
    • Bell’s Palsy
    • Internal Acoustic Meatus
    • Acoustic Neuroma
    • Ramsay Hunt Syndrome
    • Kiesselbach’s Plexus
    • Epistaxis
    • Infratemporal Fossa
    • Parotid Region
    • Retromandibular Vein
    • Nose and Ear
  • Skull Base – Cranial Nerves IX to XII

    • Jugular Foramen
    • Glossopharyngeal Nerve
    • Vagus Nerve
    • Accessory Nerve
    • Hypoglossal Canal
    • Hypoglossal Nerve
  • Dural Partitions, Dural Venous Sinuses, Cavernous Sinus and Hydrocephalus

    • Falx Cerebri and Dural Partitions
    • Dural Venous Sinuses
    • Cavernous Sinus
    • Orbital Cellulitis
    • Flow of CSF
    • Hydrocephalus
  • Scalp, Cerebral Circulation and Strokes

    • Scalp
    • Giant Cell Arteritis
    • Trigeminal Neuralgia
    • Scalp Injuries and Pathologies
    • Internal Carotid Artery
    • Circle of Wills
    • Cerebral Circulation
    • Cranial Nerve Nuclei
    • Strokes
    • Anterior Cerebral Artery Stroke
    • Middle Cerebral Artery Stroke
    • Posterior Cerebral Artery Stroke
    • Lateral Medullary Syndrome
    • Medial Medullary Syndrome
    • Weber’s Syndrome
    • Medial Pontine Syndrome
    • Lateral Pontine Syndrome
    • Cerebral Aneurysms
  • Triangles of the Neck, Contents and Injuries

    • Triangles of the Neck
    • Boundaries
    • Contents
    • Submandibular Surgeries
    • Carotid Endarterectomy
    • Supraclavicular Triangle Injuries
  • Fascia of the Neck, Subclavian Artery, Trachea and Cervical Plexus

    • Fascia of the Neck
    • Retropharyngeal Space
    • External carotid artery
    • Subclavian artery and its branches
    • Submandibular fossa
    • Trachea
    • Tracheostomy
    • Cervical plexus
  • Larynx, Pharynx, Palate and Tongue

    • Larynx
    • Pharynx
    • Soft Palate
    • Tongue
    • Lymph Nodes in the Neck
  • Neck Lymph Nodes, Neck Trauma and Swellings in Neck Triangles

    • Add your content...Levels of Lymph Nodes
    • Levels of neck trauma
    • Swellings in the Triangle of the Neck
    • Parotid Swellings
  • Thoracic Wall, Angle of Louis, Mediastinum, Oesophagus, Breast

    • Thoracic wall
    • Structures at the Angle of Louis
    • Mediastinum and Contents
    • Chest Drain Insertion
    • Oesophagus
    • Anatomy of the Breast
  • Lungs, Hilum, Impressions, Heart, Chambers, Conduction System

    • Lungs
    • Impressions
    • Bronchopulmonary Segments
    • Coronary Circulation
    • Chordae Tendineae
    • Trabeculae Carneae
    • Pectinate Muscles
    • Sinus Venosus
    • Crista Terminalis
    • Sulcus Terminalis
    • Conduction System of the Heart
    • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Overview of Brachial Plexus, Musculocutaneous, Axillary, Radial and Ulnar Nerves

    • Overview of Brachial Plexus
    • Branches of Brachial Plexus
    • Course of Musculocutaneous Nerve
    • Course of Axillary Nerve
    • Course of Radial Nerve
    • Course of Median Nerve
    • Course of Ulnar Nerve
    • Erb’s Palsy
    • Klumpke’s Palsy
  • Shoulder Region, Rotator Cuff, Pathologies, Axilla, Axillary Artery

    • Trapezius
    • Rotator Cuff
    • Action of Supraspinatus and Injuries
    • Action of Infraspinatus and Injuries
    • Glenohumeral Joint
    • Upper Back/Scapular Region
    • Shoulder Pathologies
    • Approaches to the Shoulder
    • Axilla
    • Branches of Axillary Artery
    • Clavipectoral Fascia
  • Elbow, Antecubital Fossa, AIN, PIN, Forearm Fractures and Ulnar Nerve Compression

    • Elbow joint
    • Sites of Ulnar Nerve Compression
    • Antecubital Fossa
    • Median nerve and Anterior Interosseous Nerve Injury
    • Radial nerve and Posterior Interosseous Nerve Injury
    • Forearm Fractures
    • Ulnar Nerve and Injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel, Anatomical Snuff Box, Scaphoid Fractures and Hand

    • Ulnar nerve in the Hand and Ulnar Paradox
    • Median Nerve in the Hand
    • Carpal Tunnel
    • Anatomical Snuff Box
    • Extensor Compartments
    • Scaphoid Fracture
    • Palmar Arches
    • Zones of the Hand
    • Digit, Tendon and Nerve Injuries
    • High Spinal Cord Lesions
  • Lumbosacral Plexus, Gluteal Region, Hip Joint, Femoral Triangle and Thigh

    • Lumbar Plexus
    • Sacral and Lumbosacral Plexus
    • Femoral Triangle
    • Subsartorial Canal
    • Approaches to the Hip Joint
    • Gluteal Region
    • Fracture Neck of Femur and Management
    • Garden Classification
  • Hamstrings, Patella, Popliteal Fossa, Knee, Leg, Ankle and Foot

    • Hamstrings
    • Patellar Fracture
    • Popliteal Fossa
    • Knee joint
    • Compartments of the Leg
    • Dorsum of the Foot
    • Movements of the Ankle Joint
    • Layers and Arches of the Foot
    • Nerve Injuries
    • Dermatomes
  • Head and Neck Embryology

    • Endoderm
    • Mesoderm
    • Ectoderm
    • Development of the Tongue
    • Development of the Thyroid
    • Development of the Glottis
    • Branchial Arches

General and System-Specific Pathology

  • Cytology, Histology, Benign and Malignant Tumours, Metaplasia

    • Cytological Features of Malignant Tumours
    • Histological Features of Malignant Tumours
    • Benign Tumours
    • Malignant Tumours
    • Paraneoplastic syndrome
    • Metaplasia
  • Colorectal Clinical Presentations, Risk Factors, Management, Guidelines for Referral

    • Risk factors for Colorectal Cancers
    • History
    • Symptoms
    • Examination
    • Investigations
    • Guidelines for Referral
    • Emergency Presentations
    • Right-Sided Colonic Cancer
    • Left-Sided Colonic Cancer
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Diverticular Disease, Colectomies, Pouch and Stoma

    • Acute Abdomen
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Diverticular Disease
    • Subtotal and Total Colectomy
    • Panproctocolectomy
    • Ileo-Anal Pouch
    • Stomas – Indications and Complications
  • Staging of Colon Cancers, Rectal Cancers, Anterior and AP Resection

    • Structure of the Colon
    • Staging - Duke’s and TNM Classification
    • Colorectal Scenarios
    • Right and Left Hemicolectomies
    • Rectal Cancers
    • Anterior and Abdomino-Perineal Resection
  • Gout, Pseudogout, SMA syndrome, Lymphoma and Neuroblastoma

    • Gout
    • Pseudogout
    • Treatment of Gout and Pseudogout
    • SMA Syndrome and Disease
    • Lymphoma
    • Rye Classification System
    • Neuroblastoma
  • Malignant Melanoma - Types, Risk Factors, Breslow Thickness, SLNB, Management, Prognosis, Follow Up

    • Important Prognostic Indicators
    • Types of Melanoma
    • Risk Factors
    • Breslow Thickness
    • Clark’s Level
    • AJCC Staging System
    • Histology Report
    • Staging Investigations
    • Immunohistochemical/Tumour Markers
    • Management of Melanoma
    • Sentinal Lymph Node Biopsy
    • Lymphoscintigraphy
    • SLNB – Interpretation/Issues and Complications
    • Prevention of Recurrence/Metastasis/Palliation
    • Prognosis
    • Follow-Up
  • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers – BCC, SCC, Merkel Cell Ca, Gorlin Syndrome, H&N Lymph Nodes

    • Gorlin Syndrome
    • Indications for Moh’s Surgery
    • Types of BCC
    • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
    • Risk Factors for BCC and SCC
    • Lymph Nodes in the Head and Neck
    • Lymphatic Drainage of the Tongue
    • Diagnosis/Initial Management – BCC and SCC
    • Prognostic Indicators
    • Recurrent BCC
  • Varicose Veins – Diagnosis and Management

    • Management
    • Sodium Tetradecyl Sulphate
    • Endovenous Foam Treatment
    • Radiofrequency Ablation
    • Babcock Stripper
  • Thyroid and Parathyroid – Functional Anatomy, Physiology and Embryology

    • Anatomy of the Thyroid
    • Physiology of the Thyroid
    • Embryology of the Thyroid
    • Anatomy of the Parathyroid
    • Histology of Thyroid and Parathyroid
    • Sestamibi Scan
  • Thyroid – Investigations, Benign Conditions, Malignancies, Radioiodine Treatment

    • Investigations for Thyroid Cancers
    • Thyroid Antibodies
    • Hashimoto’s Disease
    • Grave’s Disease
    • Treatment of Benign Conditions
    • Papillary Carcinoma
    • Follicular Carcinoma
    • Medullary Carcinoma
    • Anaplastic Carcinoma
    • Lymphoma Carcinoma
    • Treatment of Thyroid Cancers
    • Radioiodine Treatment of Thyroid
  • Pathology of Ulcers and Their Management – Venous, Arterial, Diabetic, Pressure and Miscellaneous

    • Graduated Compression Bandages
    • Haemosiderin Deposition
    • Lipodermatosclerosis
    • Atrophic Blanche
    • Inverted ‘Champagne Bottle’ Leg
    • Investigations for Arterial Disease
    • Gangrene
    • Amputations
    • Pressure Ulcers
    • Other Aetiologies for Ulcers
  • Testicular Tumours

    • Germ Cell Tumours
    • Seminoma
    • Non-Seminoma
    • Non-Germ Cell Tumours
    • Yolk Sac Tumour
    • Embryonal Cell Tumour
    • Choriocarcinoma
    • Leydig Cell Tumour
    • Sertoli Cell Tumour
    • Investigations for Testicular Tumours
    • Tumour Markers for Testicular Tumours
    • Management of Testicular Tumours
    • Role of Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy in Testicular Tumours
  • Lumps, Neurofibromas and Raynaud’s Phenomenon

    • Lipoma
    • Sebaceous Cyst
    • Dermoid Cyst
    • Wrist Ganglion
    • Nail Pathologies
    • Incisional Hernia and Risk Factors
    • Neurofibroma
    • MEN Syndromes
    • Raynaud’s Phenomenon
  • Dupuytren’s Disease

    • Risk factors for Dupuytren’s Disease
    • Presentation of Dupuytren’s Disease
    • Associations of Dupuytren’s Disease
    • Management of Dupuytren’s Disease
    • Collagenase treatment for Dupuytren’s Disease
    • Fasciotomy for Dupuytren’s Disease
    • Fasciectomy for Dupuytren’s Disease
    • Dermofasciectomy for Dupuytren’s Disease
    • Digit Amputation for Dupuytren’s Disease
  • Overview of Prostate and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

    • Overview of the Zones and Lobes of the Prostate
    • Blood Supply, Venous Drainage and Nerve Supply of the Prostate
    • Risk factors and Symptoms of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
    • Management of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
    • Complications of TURP
    • Prevention of TURP Syndrome
    • Irrigating Fluid for TURP
  • Prostate Cancer

    • Worrying Signs of Digital Rectal Examination
    • Overview and Features of Prostate Cancer
    • Investigations for Prostate Cancer
    • Gleason’s Pattern and Scoring
    • Active Surveillance
    • Prostatectomy
    • Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer
    • Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer
    • Management of Advanced Prostate Cancer
  • Breast - Risk Factors, Imaging and Genetics

    • Risk Factors
    • Core Biopsy
    • Mammogram
    • USS
    • MRI
    • Genetics
  • Breast - Benign Conditions, Nottingham Prognostic Index and Cancer in Pregnancy

    • Fibroadenoma
    • Periductal Mastitis
    • Nipple Discharge
    • Nottingham Prognostic Index
    • Pregnancy Associated Breast Cancer
  • Breast - Malignancy, Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy

    • Phyllodes tumour
    • DCIS
    • Invasive Breast Cancers
    • Radiotherapy
    • Neo-adjuvant Chemotherapy
    • Chemotherapy
  • Breast - Axilla, Mastectomy and Breast Reconstruction

    • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
    • Sentinal Lymph Node Biopsy
    • Staging of Breast Cancers
    • Lumpectomy
    • Mastectomy
    • Reconstruction
  • Bone Metastasis and Spinal Cord Compression

    • Common site of bone metastasis
    • Osteolytic lesions
    • Osteoblastic lesions
    • Mixed lesions
    • Symptoms suggestive of spinal metastasis
    • Treatment of bone metastasis
    • Treatment of malignant spinal cord compression

Principles of Surgery and Pharmacology

  • Sutures - Common Types, Classification, Sizes, and Advantages and Disadvantages

    • Common Types of Sutures
    • Classification of Sutures
    • Advantages and Disadvantages of Braided Sutures
    • Advantages and Disadvantages of Monofilament Sutures
    • Suture Sizes and Material
    • Sutures for Bowel
    • Tensile Strength
    • Mass Absorption
    • Suture Removal
  • Basics of General Anaesthesia, Perioperative Measures for Optimal Post-Operative Recovery and Malignant Hyperthermia

    • Basics of General Anaesthesia
    • Common Techniques
    • Commonly used Intravenous Induction agents
    • Maintenance of Anaesthesia
    • Inhalational Agents
    • Maintenance Intravenous Agents
    • Perioperative Measures for Optimal Post-Operative Recovery
    • Malignant Hyperthermia
  • Pre-Operative Anaesthetic Clinic Referrals, Platelets and Anti-Platelets, Anti-Coagulants and Perioperative Glycaemic Control

    • Pre-Operative Anaesthetic Clinic Referrals
    • CHADS2 and CHADS2-VASc Scores
    • CPEX Testing
    • Platelets and Anti-Platelets
    • Anti-Coagulants
    • Perioperative Glycaemic Control
    • Diabetic Patients
  • Surgical Pharmacology in Relation to Peri-Operative Drugs

    • Drugs to Alter or Stop in the Lead-Up to Surgery
    • Drugs to Omit on Day of Surgery
    • Continue Through Surgery
    • Drugs Causing Gynaecomastia
  • Local Anaesthetic – Structure, Examples, Mechanism of Action, Dosage, Signs of LA Toxicity and Treatment

    • Structure
    • Examples
    • Amides
    • Essential Understanding
    • Mechanism of Action
    • Order of Nerve Blockade
    • Order of Sensory Loss
    • Doses of Local Anaesthetics
    • LA and Adrenaline
    • LA and Infection
    • Signs of LA Toxicity
    • Treatment
  • Wound Healing and Scarring

    • Classification of Wounds
    • Criteria for Antibiotic Usage in Wounds
    • Phases of Wound Healing
    • Types of Wound Healing
    • Hypertrophic and Keloid Scars
  • Management of Open Fractures

    • Classification of Nerve Injuries
    • Open fractures
    • Gustillo-Anderson Classification
    • Indications for Surgery
    • Principles of Management of Open Fractures
    • Principles of Debridement
    • Stabilisation of Fractures
    • Role of Antibiotics in Open Fractures
  • Wound Management

    • Film Dressing
    • Hydrogel Dressing
    • Hydrocolloid Dressing
    • Alginate Dressing
    • Vacuum Assisted Closure
    • Management of Pre-Tibial Laceration
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

    • Reconstruction Ladder
    • Differences between Split and Full Thickness Skin Grafts
    • Advantages and Disadvantages of Split Thickness Skin Grafts
    • Advantages and Disadvantages of Full Thickness Skin Grafts
    • Composite Grafts
    • Differences between Grafts and Flaps
    • Indications for Using Skin Grafts or Flaps
    • Local Flaps
    • Rhomboid, Bilobed, Advancement and Rotation Flaps
    • Z-Plasty
    • Pedicled Flaps
    • Free Flaps
  • Inguino-Scrotal Swellings

    • Differential Diagnosis of Scrotal Swellings
    • Testicular Torsion
    • Epididymo-Orchitis
    • Structured Diagnostic Plan for Scrotal Swellings
    • Layers of the Scrotum
  • Lumbar Puncture

    • Indications for Lumbar Puncture
    • Contraindications for Lumbar Puncture
    • Performing a Lumbar Puncture
    • Layers When Performing a Lumbar Puncture and Epidural
    • Post Lumbar Puncture Complications
    • Prevention of Complications Post Lumbar Puncture
  • CSF and Hydrocephalus

    • Circulation of CSF
    • CSF Analysis
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Congenital Hydrocephalus
    • Acquired Hydrocephalus
    • Communicating Hydrocephalus
    • Obstructive Hydrocephalus
    • Management of Hydrocephalus
  • Vascular Surgery – Bypass Procedures and Amputations

    • Arteries of the Lower Limb
    • Indications for Aortic Dacron Stent Graft
    • Indications for Iliac Stent
    • Aorta-Femoral Bypass
    • Indications for Axillo-Femoral Bypass Procedures
    • Femoro-femoral Crossover Graft
    • Indications for Obturator Bypass Graft
    • Lower Limb Amputations – Ray, Transmetatarsal, LisFranc, Chopart
    • Indications for Below-Knee and Above-Knee Amputations
  • Vascular Surgery – Abdominal Aorta

    • Claudication
    • Leriche Syndrome
    • Indications and Contraindications for EVAR
    • Assessing Suitability for EVAR
    • Advantages and Disadvantages of EVAR vs Open
    • Aorto-Uniliac Stent Graft
    • Open Repair with Dacron Aortic Tube Graft
    • Endovascular Repair and Stent Placement
  • MRI Scanning and its Surgical Application

    • Basics of MRI
    • Imaging Sequences
    • Limitations
    • Contraindications
    • Spinal Cord MRI
    • Brain MRI
  • Statistics for MRCS A

Applied Surgical Sciences and Critical Care Physiology

  • Action Potentials – Nerve, Cardiac Myocyte and Pacemaker

    • Nerve Action Potential
    • Cardiac Action Potential
    • Pacemaker Action Potential
  • Autonomic Nervous System, Splanchnic and Hypogastric Plexus and Mechanism of Micturition

    • Sympathetic Nervous System
    • Parasympathetic Nervous System
    • Splanchnic Nervous System
    • Superior Hypogastric Plexus
    • Inferior Hypogastric Plexus
    • Mechanism of Micturition
  • Head Injury, GCS, Neurophysiology, Monro-Kellie Doctrine and Compartment Syndrome

    • Glasgow Coma Scale
    • Neurophysiology Basics
    • Determinants of CBF
    • Signs and Symptoms of Raised Intracranial Pressure
    • Result of Intracranial Pressure
    • Cushing Reflex
    • Monro-Kellie Doctrine
    • Compartment Syndrome
    • Signs and Symptoms of Compartment Syndrome
    • Initial Management
    • Ongoing and Definitive Management
    • Diagnosis
    • Fasciotomy Incisions
  • Oxygen-Haemoglobin Dissociation Curve, Haemoglobin, Bilirubin and Stress Response

    • Haemoglobin
    • Bilirubin Pathway
    • Bilirubin Metabolism and Diseases
    • Stress response
  • Spinal Cord, Spinal Cord Syndromes, Cauda Equina and Conus Medullaris Syndrome

    • Intervertebral disc
    • Anatomy of the Spinal Cord
    • Ascending and Descending Tracts
    • Anterior Cord Syndrome
    • Posterior Cord Syndrome
    • Central Cord Syndrome
    • Brown-Sequard Syndrome
    • Cauda Equina
    • Conus Medullaris Syndrome
  • Classes of Hypovolemic Shock, Classification of Splenic Injuries and Its Management, and Measures Post-Splenectomy

    • Classes of Hypovolemic Shock
    • Classification of Splenic Injuries
    • Options for the Management of Splenic Injuries
    • Functions of the Spleen
    • Specific Problems Post-Splenectomy
    • Measures Post-Splenectomy
  • Nephron, Renin-Angiotensin Mechanism, Counter Current Mechanism, Cardiac Output and CVP Trace

    • Renin-Angiotensin Mechanism
    • Parts of the Nephron
    • Counter Current Mechanism
    • Cardiac Output
    • Contractility
    • Preload
    • Afterload
    • CVP Trace
    • ECG finding in Pulmonary Embolism
  • Burns – Assessment, Investigations, Management, Fluid Resuscitation and Maintenance Fluids

    • Assessment of Burns
    • Investigations
    • Management
    • Fluid Resuscitation
    • Maintenance Fluids
  • Burns – Depth, TBSA, Inhalation, Intubation, Antibiotics, Nutrition, Escharotomy, Referral, Chemical and Electrical Burns, and Frostbite

    • Burns Depth
    • Total Body Surface Area Burnt
    • Inhalation Burns
    • Intubation in Burns
    • Tracheostomy
    • Role of Antibiotics in Burns
    • Nutrition in Burns
    • Escharotomy
    • Referral to Burns Unit
    • Chemical Burns
    • Electrical Burns
    • Frostbite
  • Overview of Bacteria and Antibiotics

    • Gram Positive Cocci
    • Gram Positive Bacilli
    • Gram Negative Cocci
    • Gram Negative Bacilli
    • Other Bacteria
    • Mechanism of Action of Antibiotics
  • Disease Specific Microbiology

    • Lyme Disease
    • Acute Tonsillitis
    • Quincy
    • Ludwig Angina
    • Lemierre's syndrome
    • Non-Lactational Periductal Mastitis
    • Oncological Viruses
  • Necrotising Fasciitis

    • Signs and Symptoms of Necrotising Fasciitis
    • Monomicrobial Necrotising Fasciitis
    • Polymicrobial Necrotising Fasciitis
    • Patients at Risk for Necrotising Fasciitis
    • Management of Necrotising Fasciitis
    • Clostridial Infections
  • Clostridium Difficile

    • Patients at Risk for C Difficile Infection
    • Signs and Symptoms of C Difficile Infection
    • Role of Antibiotics in C Difficile Infection
    • Laboratory Studies for C Difficile Infection
    • Management of C Difficile Infection
    • Pseudomembranous Colitis
  • Overview of Adrenal Gland and Investigations

    • Hormones from Zona Glomerulosa
    • Hormones from Zona Fasciculata
    • Hormones from Zona Reticularis
    • Investigation for Tumours of the Adrenal Cortex
    • Investigation for Tumours of the Adrenal Medulla
    • Short Synacthen Test
    • Dexamethasone Suppression Test
  • Disorders of the Adrenal Gland and Incidentalomas

    • Pheochromocytoma
    • Waterhouse–Friderichsen Syndrome
    • Adrenal Insufficiency
    • Addisonian Crisis
    • Conn’s Syndrome
    • Management of Adrenal Incidentalomas
  • Carcinoid Tumours

    • Signs and Symptoms of Carcinoid
    • Investigations of Carcinoid
    • Carcinoid Syndrome and Surgery
    • Treatment of Carcinoid

Introducing Your Tutor

An Overview of the Course

Format of the Course

  • Discussion on 100s of Single Best Answer Questions
  • Focused Questions on Applied Basic Sciences
  • Focused Questions on Principles of Surgery in General
  • Highlighting Anatomical Facts Using Images, Drawings and Prosections
  • Explaining Physiological Concepts
  • Overview of Surface Anatomy
  • Discussion of Relevant Osteology
  • Discussion of Pathology, Diseases and Management
  • Relevant Radiology Requesting
  • Rationale and Explanation of Investigations
  • Discussion of Clinical Conditions Using Clinical Images
  • Discussion of Clinical Case Scenarios
  • Management Principles Based on Current Evidence and Guidelines


Amazing experience. Cleared up so man basic issues I struggled with.

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom
MRCS 3 day Course, February 2020, Cardiff

A well organised and highly informative course which delivers excellent material, relevant to the MRCS part A

Cheltenham General Hospital, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
MRCS 3 day Course, February 2020, Cardiff

I found it much more helpful having all the mock papers than previous versions of the course without it. This really helps for exam technique and focuses learning.

University hospital Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom
MRCS 3 day Course, February 2020, Cardiff

Presentations were nicely framed covering most relevant topics and high yield areas.Overall, course was really exhaustive and covered most of the content.

Glangwili General Hospital, Carmarthen
MRCS 3 day Course, February 2020, Cardiff

Very good course, well run, great content.

Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, United Kingdom
MRCS 3 day Course, February 2020, Cardiff

Excellent teaching and useful to progress teaching via the mock exam questions.

Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, United Kingdom
MRCS 3 day Course, February 2020, Cardiff

Well organized, intense and well thought out. I feel much more confident in taking the exam

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust, United Kingdom
MRCS 3 day Course, February 2020, Cardiff

Very good course and helps to set a criteria on how to approach and prepare for the exam

Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham, United Kingdom
MRCS 3 day Course, February 2020, Cardiff

Well organised with relevant material covered. Intense 3 days and so tired (in a nice way) by the end of the course!

Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, United Kingdom
MRCS 3 day Course, February 2020, Cardiff

Well organized and very useful! The lecturer was incredible, excellent knowledge and teaching. All content was relevant and useful. NI
East Kent Hospitals University NHS Trust, United Kingdom
MRCS 3 day Course, February 2020, Cardiff

Excellent lead tutor for the 3 days - highly knowledgeable and able to ensure clear understanding.

Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, United Kingdom
MRCS 3 day Course, February 2020, Cardiff

This course had a very high standard of teaching. The resources were excellent, and there was a clear systematic approach.

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom
MRCS 3 day Course, November 2019, Cardiff

This was an extremely informative and relevant course tailored towards the high-yield topics of the exam.

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, United Kingdom
MRCS 3 day Course, November 2019, Cardiff

This was a very well-organised and very well-conducted course. The lecturer had amazing command of all the topics covered. All questions were answered in a logical way. I couldn’t believe how good value it was for money and time.

King’s College Hospital, London, United Kingdom
MRCS 3 day Course, November 2019, Cardiff

I liked the course very much. It was perfectly organised and met all my needs. I personally thought it was useful when topics were discussed in conjunction with the mock tests instead of just going through the answers. I will definitely be back for the part B course.

King’s College Hospital, London, United Kingdom
MRCS 3 day Course, November 2019, Cardiff

This was a useful and informative course covering the important topics for the exams. The teaching was excellent.

Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital, Margate, United Kingdom
MRCS 3 day Course, November 2019, Cardiff

Professor Enoch worked tirelessly to ensure we got the most out of the three days. The course was intense, but it was very valuable and well organised. I would highly recommend it. Thank you!

Barnet Hospital, Barnet, United Kingdom
MRCS 3 day Course, November 2019, Cardiff

This was a brilliant revision programme. It summed up 5 years of medical school in 3 days! I would highly recommend it.

Walsall Manor Hospital, Walsall, United Kingdom
MRCS Three-Day Course, July 2019, Cardiff

This was excellent for the MRCS examination. It has helped me to recognise which topics to focus on more.

MRCS Three-Day Course, July 2019, Cardiff

This was an amazing course with great teaching. It was definitely relevant.

Nottingham City NHS Trust, United Kingdom
MRCS Three-Day Course, July 2019, Cardiff

The lecturer was very knowledgeable, and I learned a lot from this course. Thank you!

Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust, United Kingdom
MRCS Three-Day Course, July 2019, Cardiff

This was an excellent and concise course that helped me to identify all high yield topics.

Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, United Kingdom
MRCS Three-Day Course, July 2019, Cardiff

The course helped me focus in on topics that I should focus on for the exam and may have otherwise ignored. Excellent teaching and great questions.

St. Richard's Hospital, Chichester
MRCS 3 day Course, July 2019, Cardiff

I was very impressed with Professor Enoch.

Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, United Kingdom
MRCS Two-Day Course, June 2019, Manchester

The presenter was amazing; you could not have asked for anyone better.

Morriston Hospital, Swansea, United Kingdom
MRCS One-Day Course, April 2019, Cardiff University

Professor Enoch is a fantastic teacher; he is both reassuring and interesting.

Gulu Regional Referral Hospital, Gulu, Uganda
MRCS One-Day Course, April 2019, Cardiff University

The teacher was excellent and patient, and the course really boosted my confidence for my exam.

Royal Free Hospital, London, United Kingdom
MRCS Two-Day Course, March 2019, Manchester

I enjoyed the mixture of multiple-choice questions and lectures. The weighting of focus on anatomy was correct as this reflects the exam.

Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
MRCS Two-Day Course, March 2019, Manchester

The course was excellent and very useful. It provided a good grounding for further revision and covered topics I would not have thought about covering.

University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire, Coventry, United Kingdom
MRCS Two-Day Course, March 2019, Manchester

I was very impressed as it was well organised and delivered. There was a good use of time, and the tutor was excellent.

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, United Kingdom
MRCS Two-Day Course, March 2019, Manchester

A very well-structured course, going through the high yield topics needed for the MRCS Part A.

Mater Dei Hospital, Malta
MRCS Three-Day Course, February 2019, Cardiff

Excellent course. It feels like Professor Enoch really cares about us passing our exams. Thank you.

Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, United Kingdom
MRCS Three-Day Course, February 2019, Cardiff

This was a very good, concise course. I was able to revise so many subjects in such little time. It made me more oriented towards the exam.

Fairfield General Hospital, Bury, United Kingdom
MRCS Three-Day Course, February 2019, Cardiff

Professor Enoch was incredibly knowledgeable and enthusiastic throughout. He isa very good teacher with a passion for it. He outlined and populated topics very well, without patronising.

Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham, United Kingdom
MRCS Three-Day Course, February 2019, Cardiff

Professor Enoch worked tirelessly to ensure we were all learning. Although it was a fast pace, I picked up lots of hints and tips. Thank you for your very hard work and dedication to teaching!

QEUH, Glasgow, United Kingdom
MRCS Three-Day Course, December 2018, Cardiff

The course was immensely useful. I wish I had known about it previously.

Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Wrexham, United Kingdom
MRCS Three-Day Course, December 2018, Cardiff

This course was excellent and really well organised. Prior to the course, the information and study material provided was really good, and the admin team replied to emails and helped resolve any issues promptly. Prof Enoch was a really good lecturer, focusing on the key topics that would come up in the MRCS examination.

Chesterfield Royal Hospital, Chesterfield, United Kingdom
MRCS Three-Day Course, December 2018, Cardif

Excellent course. I wish I had attended earlier.

Belfast Trust and Social Care Trust, United Kingdom
MRCS Three-Day Course, July 2018, Cardiff

Overall excellent course. Well organised and very very relevant and focused for exam.

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, United Kingdom
MRCS Three-Day Course, July 2018, Cardiff

Great teaching and revision of relevant subjects, especially anatomy.

Frimley Park Hospital, Frimley, United Kingdom
MRCS Three-Day Course, July 2018, Cardiff

I felt this course was highly relevant to exams. It showed me exactly what I needed to focus on to ensure I can do the best I can. Very good exam revision techniques!

South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom
MRCS Three-Day Course, July 2018, Cardiff

Fantastic overall. On searching, I think it's the only course of its type (MRCS Part A specific). Therefore, I'm grateful to have attended.

The Ipswich Hospital, Suffolk, United Kingdom
MRCS Three-Day Course, February 2018, Cardiff

I wish I did this course earlier! It was like an eye opener. Impressed with the quality of presentations. MCQs were very helpful too.

Peterborough City Hospital, Peterborough, United Kingdom
MRCS Three-Day Course, February 2018, Cardiff

This course was arranged at a perfect time for me to see what areas I was lacking in knowledge. Prof Enoch is an excellent lecturer and very engaging. I would certainly recommend his courses.

Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley, United Kingdom
MRCS Three-Day Course, February 2018, Cardiff

Professor Enoch was a walking talking Anatomy Atlas book. He is truly God-gifted. And I simply loved the way he delivered his lectures. Short to the point topics and very crisp. No time to even yawn.

St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, United Kingdom
MRCS Three-Day Course, February 2018, Cardiff

Course was organised in a very well-structured manner. Prof S. Enoch is excellent. He showed a different approach in understanding what and how to study for the examination.

MRCS Three-Day Course, February 2018, Cardiff

Excellent organisation and timing. The lecturer had a fantastic presentation style and clearly a formidable knowledge of the topics.

Princess Royal Hospital, Telford, United Kingdom
MRCS Two-Day Course, December 2017, Cardiff

Excellent course. Worth every penny and more!

Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, United Kingdom
MRCS Two-Day Course, December 2017, Cardiff

It was great. It laid a great foundation and plan to start my studying.

New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
MRCS Two-Day Course, November 2017, Manchester

Excellent course. Has provided a solid framework to guide revision. Lecturer was extremely knowledgeable and really cared about making sure we got the most from the course.

Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow, United Kingdom
MRCS Two-Day Course, April 2017, Manchester

Professor Enoch is an excellent teacher.

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich, United Kingdom
MRCS Two-Day Course, April 2017, Manchester

Excellent course led by Professor Enoch. He has an excellent level of knowledge for the MRCS and was able to include all members of the class despite varying levels of experience. An intensive two days, but a "must attend" course prior to sitting the Part A of the exam.

Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, United Kingdom
MRCS Two-Day Course, March 2017, Cardiff

I liked the course as it gave me an opportunity to revise a lot of anatomy.

Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford, United Kingdom
MRCS Two-Day Course, November 2016, Manchester

I found the two-day course very helpful in focusing my revision and a good opportunity to make friends taking the same exam! Professor Enoch is an excellent teacher. Thank you!

North Devon District Hospital, Barnstaple, United Kingdom
MRCS Two-Day Course, July 2016, Manchester

Very good teacher; Professor Enoch was passionate and very happy to answer questions. Very approachable and kind. I want to sit the course again in the future just before I sit the exam!

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, United Kingdom
MRCS Two-Day Course, July 2016, Manchester

The course was of huge benefit to my preparation for my exam. I would highly recommend as the teaching was excellent and it provided the opportunities for you to further clarify areas not well understood in a supportive manner.

Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
MRCS Two-Day Course, July 2016, Manchester

I just started on my preparation for the exam. The course had very helpful information. I found the course useful and relevant to the exam preparation. Excellent course.

Royal Preston Hospital, Preston, United Kingdom
MRCS One-Day Course, January 2016, Manchester

An excellent course in preparation for the MRCS Part A exam! The course was excellent and provided good value for money. I will definitely recommend it to my friends.

Noble's Hospital, Isle of Man, United Kingdom
MRCS One-Day Course, November 2015, Manchester

Good revision and tips. High standard of faculty. Relevant for exam preparation. Content of the course was good.

Warrington Hospital, Warrington, United Kingdom
MRCS One-Day Course, November 2015, Manchester

Very satisfied with the outcome of the course. Very pleased with the quality of the presentations and teaching.

Glenfield Hospital, Leicester, United Kingdom
MRCS One-Day Course, October 2015, London

Good course and faculty. The course was very interactive. High quality and relevant presentations. The topics covered were appropriate for exam preparation.

Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, United Kingdom
MRCS One-Day Course, October 2015, London

Presentations were good. Very good value for money. I would highly recommend it.

University Hospital, Coventry, United Kingdom
MRCS One-Day Course, July 2015, Manchester

It was a highly focused course, delivering good quality material.

Southmead Hospital, Bristol, United Kingdom
MRCS One-Day Course, July 2015, Manchester

This course was so spot on for me! I've been struggling to pass the exams for a while and the course covered all the relevant topics and techniques for answering questions. Just one tutor taught throughout the whole day, and he did it brilliantly (don't know how he managed to fit so much knowledge in one head!).

Hull Royal Infirmary, Hull, United Kingdom

Generally very impressed with the whole course, value for money, and accessibility to resources after the course.

Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle, United Kingdom
MRCS One-Day Course, March 2014, Manchester

One of the best courses I have been on. Topics were taught by people who really understood the subjects and who could teach them well.

Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
MRCS One-Day Course, December 2013, Manchester

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