Advanced Orthopaedic Examination Skills Course

Category: Training - School of Surgery

Date: January 27th 2012

Location: Clinical Skills Room (Univeristy of Bristol facility), Frenchay BS16 1LE

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For Core T&O Trainees. Course is free, but limited to 12 places (please register). See attachment/below for further information.

Advanced Orthopaedic Examination Skills Course

Course Lead – Professor Gordon Bannister

Friday 27th January 2012

Venue Clinical Skills Room (University of Bristol facility), Frenchay Hospital



•Designed to revise basic examination skills and introduce special tests useful for fracture and elective clinics and on-call work.


0830-0845 Registration

0845-0900 Introduction – Professor Bannister

0900-1015 Hip examination – Professor Bannister

1015-1045 Break

1045-1200 Spine examination

1200-1230 Discussion/Troubleshooting

1230-1315 Lunch

1315-1430 Foot and ankle examination – Mr Hepple

1430-1500 Break

1500-1615 Knee examination – Mr Porteous

1615-1645 Discussion/Troubleshooting

1645 Closing remarks


Individual joints/subspecialty areas

Introduction and demonstration from Subspecialty Consultant

Individual practice with 1 to1 Medical Student (from SCRUBS surgical society)

Potential for Consultants to bring a patient(s) with interesting physical signs

Each session to last approximately 1-1.5 hours with a short break (15 minutes) between sessions and a longer break for lunch (45 minutes to 1hour)

NB local Consultants would only have to be available for a couple of hours


Register to Attend