The Physiology and Anatomy Sessions have been combined to consist of a full day's training. These sessions will be for CT1 trainees only and will be a compulsory part of their curriculum. Trainees will be expected to take a full day's study leave to attend these sessions.   Following feedback from 2017-2018 participants the Anatomy Teaching will be 10:00 to 1:00 p.m. and Physiology 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.  Each session is limited to 14 participants.

Anatomy and Physiology Teaching

Participants: compulsory for all CT1s (including LATs).

Availability: Each module for anatomy and physiology is run twice to allow choice for attendance. Please only book one option for each module. Each module only has places for a maximum of 14 trainees.

Registration: Via the School of Surgery website's Events page.

Objective: Anatomy and Physiology teaching to support learning for ISCP curriculum and for MRCS examinations. Emphasis is given to continuing professional education rather than ‘coaching’ for the MRCS examinations.

Dates: See below. 4 anatomy modules and 4 physiology modules are delivered on Tuesdays and it is advised that CT1s ensure that they combine anatomy and physiology teaching sessions. It is recommended that the whole day be taken as study leave.

Organisation: Anatomy and physiology teaching are linked by dates.

Curriculum: The Centre for Comparative and Clinical Anatomy, University of Bristol, hosts the site containing all information on the Core Anatomy Training course as part of a blended learning programme. Please visit: www.ole.bris.ac.uk for details of future sessions. Access details have been sent out to Severn Deanery trainees. 

Preparation: Trainees are expected to read up and study on the module topics before attendance in order to gain maximal educational benefit from the teaching.


See  the Events page for the latest dates/registration, and to sign up to attend.




Applied and Integrated Medical Sciences Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, University of Bristol
School of Medical Sciences
University Walk
BS81TD                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          http://www.bristol.ac.uk/fmvs/teach/facilities/seminar-centre/

Still having trouble finding the venue? 

Contact David Simmons (0117) 331 2385 or David Gee (0117) 331 2309



Centre for Clinical and Comparative Anatomy
University of Bristol
Southwell Street
BS28EJ                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    http://www.bris.ac.uk/maps/google/?latlng=51.460197,-2.5991030000000137&t=0&h=1

General Information

Refreshments: Core trainees are advised to bring their own refreshments or to make their own arrangements for food and refreshments during the gap between physiology and anatomy modules.   There are numerous cafes and sandwich shops in the vicinity that are easily accessible during the short walk from the physiology venue to the anatomy venues.

Travel: No car-parking arrangements are available at the University of Bristol and surrounding areas are for ‘residents-only’. There are NCP car parks available 10-15 minutes away by foot. Good bus and train links are available to Bristol and the University can be found here. Trainees are advised to plan their travel and if coming by car are advised to offer a lift to colleagues.

Attendance outcomes: A record of attendance will be kept by the Deanery. Attendance details are provided to your Programme Directors and will be assessed at the yearly ARCPs. Certificates will be provided for each module to trainees, who attend, for their portfolio.

Trainee feedback: Trainees will be asked to provide anonymised feedback on each module. This is important for the School of Surgery to ensure that the standards of delivery and content of the teaching is maximized for Severn School of Surgery core trainees in the future.

Non-attendance: Failure to attend a module requires a trainee to complete an explanation form and is returnable to Chad Elliott at the School of Surgery.


Anatomy Information

The Severn School of Surgery programme for anatomy teaching will be held in the Human Dissection Room, Centre for Comparative and Clinical Anatomy (previously the Anatomy Department), University of Bristol, Southwell Street, Bristol. (Please report to Centre Reception upon arrival.) The sessions will be held from 10:00 to 1:00 p.m. to allow as many core trainees to attend without impacting on clinical work/training.

The sessions will encourage active blending of anatomical knowledge and its applications in surgical practice. Under the direction of Dr. Michelle Spear, the Faculty consists of basic scientists, Consultant Educational Supervisors and Senior Surgical Trainees. Teaching will be station based using prosected specimens and is supplemented by online notes.

Places will be limited to 14 core trainees per session via the on-line registration system. All core trainees must bring hospital ID cards as proof of identification to be allowed access to the Centre. Tea and coffee will be available during the break.

Directions: http://www.bris.ac.uk/maps/google/?latlng=51.460197,-2.5991030000000137&t=0&h=1

We are very keen to receive feedback for these sessions as it is the only way they can be improved. Therefore we would be very grateful is all trainees who attend sessions could take the time to complete the feedback form.

Physiology Information

The teaching will be divided into four modules each run twice. Places will be limited to 14 core trainees per session via the on-line registration system. The sessions are held 2:00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. and designed to improve understanding of physiological and pathophysiological concepts as detailed below. They will consist of seminars, case study discussions, hands-on physiology practical sessions and interactive Human Patient Simulator (HPS) demonstrations. The balance of activities in each of the four sessions will vary according to the topic being considered. Core trainees are expected to have read-up on the relevant topics prior to the sessions – these sessions are intended to be demonstrations and re-enforcement of existing knowledge. These sessions are compulsory for year 1 core trainees. Each 1st year must attend 1 of the physiology sessions.

Overview of the sessions: Core Training Physiology Objectives

Online Support

A virtual learning environment is used to provide notes and session details. Trauma and neoplasm are no respecters of descriptive boundaries between body regions; notes are organised by region for ease of use but all regions will be available for viewing throughout the year. Access details will be emailed.