Core Surgical Training - Anatomy 3 - Head, Neck and Spine

Category: Training - Core Training - Anatomy/Physiology

Date: January 28th 2020 10:00am until 1:00pm

Location: Centre for Applied Anatomy, University of Bristol, Southwell Street, Bristol BS2 8EJ BS2 8EJ

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Anatomy 3 - Head, Neck and Spine  

This event will be held on 28th January 2020 and will be repeated on  11th February 2020.  Please only register to attend one event.


Compulsory for all CT1s , CTS2's (who did not attend this module last year) 


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 16 trainees.  Please register to attend by 10th January 2020. 


Via the School of Surgery website.  Your details will be passed onto the University of Bristol (email address) as they need to give you access to on line systems for pre-course reading). 


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.


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


Anatomy and physiology teaching are linked by dates. Core trainees  are advised to take study leave for the whole day.


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: for details of future sessions. Access details have been sent out to Severn Deanery trainees. (Additional informational can also be found at


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

Anatomy venue location

 The Venue for anatomy is Centre for Applied Anatomy, Southwell Street, Bristol. Candidates are required to report to the Porters' Lodge on arrival and sign in.  The best email contact for anatomy sessions is:


Core trainees are advised to bring their own refreshments or to make their own arrangements for food and refreshments during the 1 hour gap between physiology and anatomy modules on Tuesdays at 13:00-14:00 . 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.


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. 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 University and passed onto the Deanery and Certificates of Attendance will be issued after the last module.   Attendance details are provided to your Programme Directors and will be assessed at the yearly ARCPs.   Please note if you do not sign in on the day, and your name is not on the list then a certificate of attendance cannot be provided, so it is very important that you do especially if you are late arriving. 

Trainee feedback

Trainees will be asked to provide anonymised online feedback (BOS) after attendance 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.


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 the school of surgery in-box, 

 Additional Information 

For additional information, see the Anatomy & Physiology section of the website