School hosts anatomy course for the FRCA examinations

Tuesday 17 May 2022

On May 6 2022, the School of Medicine hosted a one-day anatomy course for the Primary and Final Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (FRCA) examinations. The course was developed to provide accurate and reliable anatomy resources, tailored to the needs of FRCA candidates preparing for fellowship exams.

Co-authored and delivered by Dr James Bowness, Consultant Anaesthetist at the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and Dr Alasdair Taylor, Consultant Anaesthetist at NHS Tayside, the workshop was held at the School of Medicine’s Dissecting Room. Faculty members comprised volunteer anatomists and consultant anaesthetists with clinical expertise from across the UK.

A group of people looking at anatomical models

The organisers described the workshop as a unique experience, saying “the fantastic facilities and approach made the anatomy applied and memorable, with a one-on-one faculty delegate ratio. Otherwise difficult to access cadaveric prosections were the basis of the teaching, supplemented by high-quality models, ultrasound images and schematics.”  The course also received positive feedback from candidates, who lauded the ultrasound session which covered basic nerve blocks, using the latest ERSA endorsed guides.

The organisers thanked the course sponsors- GE Healthcare and Vygon who provided equipment used during the training, and the Scottish Society of Anaesthetists (SSA) who enabled members to sign up at discounted rates.

A group of people using Ultrasound machines.

Caroline Forbes, PG T & Short Course Project Development Coordinator at the School of Medicine urged individuals interested in volunteering, becoming members of faculty or enrolling onto the course to reach out via email at: [email protected].


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