Core Knowledge Training Day 2

Category: Training - Core - Knowledge Training

Date: March 1st 2013 9:00am until 5:00pm

Location: Postgraduate Centre, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol BS16 1LE

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Burns, Neurosurgery, Plastics and Transplantation


Mr Najib Kadi


Compulsory attendance at the 5 Core Knowledge Training Days over the two years of core training for all CTs. (Present CT2s and LATs are expected to attend at least 2 of the 5 days this year).


Each of the 5 Core Knowledge Training Days will be run every year. Available places will be for up to 45 trainees per training day (except for Days 4 and 5, which are limited to 36 places).


To provide education and knowledge acquisition for clinical topics and professional topics that reinforces the ISCP curriculum. These training days do not a comprehensively cover the ISCP curriculum but are there to encourage learning and provide an insight into areas of practice that trainees may not otherwise be exposed to, have training opportunities in, or have had no previous experience of.


Plastic Surgery

09.00-09.30 Soft tissue infection (Mr T Burge)

09.30-09.45 Questions

09.45-10.15 Burns injuries (Mr I Mackie)

10.15-10.30 Questions

10.30-11.00 Principles of skin cover (Mr P Vermaak)

11.00-11.15 Questions

11.15-11.45 Skin lesions (Mr P Vermaak)

11.45-12.00 Questions

12.00-12.30 Principles of hand trauma (Mr J Henderson)

Lunch break


13.30-13.32 Introduction (Kevin Tsang)

13.32-14.00 SAH, Circle of Willis, case studies (Will Singleton)

14.00-14.30 Hydrocephalus, CSF dynamics, case studies (Will Singleton)

14.30-15.00 Head injury, ICP and CPP, case studies (Kevin Tsang)

15.00-15.15 Break

15.15-16.00 Spine - degenerative and trama, case studies (Kevin Tsang)

16.00-16.30 Neuro-oncology, lobar anatomy and function, case studies (Sanjeeva Jeyaretna)

16.30-end Questions (all)


No car-parking arrangements are provided at the venues. Most hospital venues and the Denaery have limited car-parking facilities. Good bus and train links are available across the Deanery region. Trainees are advised to plan their journeys to Core Knowledge Training Days in advance 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 training day to trainees, who attend, for their portfolio.

Trainee feedback

Trainees will be asked to provide anonymised feedback on each Core Knowledge Training Day. 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.


Failure to attend a module requires a trainee to complete an explanation form which is available on-line at the School website and is returnable to Chad Elliott at the School of Surgery.


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