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Basic and Applied Surgical Anatomy for MRCS Part B (OSCE)

In the Intercollegiate MRCS Examination, candidates are required to demonstrate a sound understanding of pertinent basic anatomy and the application of anatomical knowledge in surgical diagnosis, surgical procedures and the management of trauma. At present, the candidates are assessed in three manned anatomy OSCE stations, whereby all aspects of anatomy are appraised face-to-face with an examiner. Although the three out of 18 stations tested in the exam makes up only 17% of the overall marks, the significance of anatomy in the rest of the components should not be underestimated. Pertinent anatomy will be tested in the Clinical and Procedural Skills, and Clinical Examination components of the exam as well. The areas tested in anatomy include the following: Regional anatomy of thorax, abdomen, pelvis, perineum, limbs, spine, head and neck; microscopic anatomy of tissues and organs of surgical relevance; surgically related embryology and development; surface anatomy; and imaging anatomy. These are tested against a set of criteria that takes into consideration the "Knowledge Broad Content Area". However, unlike other components of the exam, the only domain that is tested in the anatomy station is "Clinical Knowledge and its Application". This MRCS Surgical Anatomy book, that complements the highly reputed Doctors Academy Cardiff MRCS OSCE courses, reflects the current changes in the syllabus and the structure of the exam. The questions in the book are presented in the same format as candidates will be tested in the MRCS exam. It provides a clinical scenario/setting followed by a structured OSCE-style question and answer based discussion complemented by relevant tables, text boxes and illustrations. With 825 questions spread amongst 62 OSCE Stations, this book will be a valuable companion for those preparing for the MRCS OSCE in one of the UK Surgical Royal Colleges, as well as similar examinations elsewhere in the world.

List of topics
  • Chapter 1 HEAD
    • Station 1 Scalp
    • Station 2 Sensory and Motor Supply of the Face
    • Station 3 Orbit
    • Station 4 Cranial Fossae
    • Station 5 External Ear
    • Station 6 Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinuses
    • Station 7 Tongue
    • Station 8 Temporal and Infratemporal fossae
    • Station 9 Brain
    • Station 10 Spinal Cord, Dura and Ganglia
  • Chapter 2 NECK
    • Station 1 Fascial Layers of the Neck
    • Station 2 Levels of Lymph Nodes in the Neck
    • Station 3 Triangles of the Neck
    • Station 4 Cervical Plexus and Pharyngeal Arches
    • Station 5 Thyroid Gland
    • Station 6 The Parathyroid Glands
    • Station 7 Pharynx
    • Station 8 Larynx
    • Station 9 Salivary Glands
    • Station 10 Cervical Vertebrae
  • Chapter 3 THORAX
    • Station 1 Anatomy of the Intercostal Chest Drain
    • Station 2 The Thoracic Aperture
    • Station 3 The Mediastinum and the Subclavian Artery
    • Station 4 Surface Anatomy of the Thorax
    • Station 5 The Heart
    • Station 6 Azygos Venous System, Thoracic Duct and Sympathetic Chain
    • Station 7 The Oesophagus
    • Station 8 The Diaphragm
    • Station 9 The Anatomy of Central Line Insertion
    • Station 10 The Lungs and Trachea
    • Station 11 Breast and Chest Wall
  • Chapter 4 ABDOMEN
    • Station 1 Branches of the Abdominal Aorta
    • Station 2 The Liver
    • Station 3 The Inguinal Canal
    • Station 4 Anterior Abdominal Wall
    • Station 5 Stomach and Lesser Sac
    • Station 6 The Male Urethra and Bladder
    • Station 7 The Peritoneal Cavity and the Testes
    • Station 8 The Ureter
    • Station 9 Anatomy of the Pancreas and Spleen
    • Station 10 Female Reproductive Organs, Arteries of the Pelvis and the Pelvic Floor
  • Chapter 5 UPPER LIMB
    • Station 1 Shoulder
    • Station 2 Brachial Plexus
    • Station 3 Axilla
    • Station 4 Antecubital Fossa
    • Station 5 The Wrist
    • Station 6 Flexors of the Forearm and Hand
    • Station 7 Extensor Aspect of the Forearm and Hand
    • Station 8 Nerve Supply to the Arm and Forearm: Radial Nerve
    • Station 9 Nerve Supply to the Arm and Forearm: Median Nerve
    • Station 10 Nerve Supply to the Arm and Forearm: Ulnar Nerve
  • Chapter 6 LOWER LIMB
    • Station 1 Vertebral Column
    • Station 2 Hip
    • Station 3 Femoral Triangle
    • Station 4 Gluteal Region
    • Station 5 Femur and Thigh
    • Station 6 Knee
    • Station 7 Popliteal Fossa
    • Station 8 Venous and Lymphatic Drainage of the Lower Limb
    • Station 9 Compartments of the Lower Leg
    • Station 10 Innervation of the Lower Limb
    • Station 11 Foot and Ankle

ISBN: 978-93-80573-48-9

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£ 22.95

Authors’ details

Miss Leila Touil (Editor)
Speciality Registrar in Plastic Surgery
Mersey Plastic Surgery Training Programme
United Kingdom

Miss Daniela Bondin
Speciality Registrar in ENT Surgery
North-West ENT Surgery Training Programme
United Kingdom

Miss Clare Goatman
Speciality Registrar in Vascular Surgery
North-West Vascular Surgery Training Programme
United Kingdom

Professor Stuart Enoch (Editor)
Director of Education and Research
Chair of Faculty, Cardiff MRCS Courses
Doctors Academy Group
Cardiff, United Kingdom

Print copy (Soft back)
  • Print Copy: 339 pages
  • Multicolor printing on Glossy Art paper
  • Laminated Art Paper (cover page)
  • Doctors Academy Publications
  • 1st Edition: January 2018

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