Basic Sciences for Orthopaedic Exams
29th Jan 2022
19th March 2022
This course is suitable for those preparing for the Part I and part II of the FRCS (T&O) examination.
The primary purpose of this course is to familiarise candidates with the scope of knowledge required for the orthopaedic basic science component of the FRCS (T&O) examination. This is often a difficult area for candidates and the course aims to cover more of the syllabus than can reasonably covered in an intensive viva course alone.
The faculty have been selected for their expertise in coaching and mentoring candidates for the FRCS (T&O) examination. All have undertaken further training in education and are passionate in helping candidates maximise their chance of success in the examination. They are experienced in explaining these, sometimes difficult, concepts.
- Identify areas of basic science knowledge which may need further study and understanding
- Practice answering questions in a quick format
- Written exam requires a quick knowledge review to answer the questions
- Practice answering a topic to reach the main points quickly as in a clinical or viva station
- Exposure to many questions and topics
- Cover high yield topics and difficult concepts
- Greater understanding of where to focus study prior to the examination
- Study tips and tricks
Structure of the Course
The scope of the basic science component is broken down into seven broad themes of questions. Candidates will have the opportunity to talk through their answers within the group and the faculty will offer a suggested answer. At the end of each section, discussion of the questions and clarification of main points to assess understanding will take place. There will be adequate breaks and time for questions. Participation will be encouraged as we believe this is the best preparation for the clinical aspects of the FRCS (T&O) examination.
- 09.00 – 09.05 Login, registration and Welcome
- 09.05 – 10.00 Anatomy and Approaches
- 10.00 – 11.00 Tribology & Biomechanics
- 11.00 – 12.00 Perioperative principles & Imaging & theatre design
- 12.00 – 13.00 Prosthetics & Neurophysiology & Gait
- 13.30 – 14.00 Lunch
- 14.00 – 15.00 Bone structure and function
- 15.00 – 16.00 Tendons/Ligaments/Muscle/Nerve/Cartilage
- 16.00 – 17.00 Statistics and study design
- 17.00 – 17:30 Final comments , Q&A and Close
Participant : £200
Observer : £100 .
Meet Our Teaching Faculty
Oxford University Hospitals
East Kent University Hospitals