Core Surgical Training - Physiology 1 - Applied Physiology of Shock

Category: Training - Core Training - Anatomy/Physiology

Date: November 3rd 2020 2:00pm until 5:00pm

Location: On Line Teaching




The sessions are designed to improve understanding of physiological and pathophysiological concepts as detailed below. They will consist of seminars, case study discussions, hands-on physiology demonstration 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. 


For 2020 all teaching will be on line (not face to face at a venue). 



Teaching will be delivered by:

  • Dr Eugene Lloyd (course lead)
  • Professor Judy Harris
  • Dr Tony Pickering

Technical support will be provided by:

  • Mr Dave Gee
  • Mrs Clair Tompkins

Venue Location and Contact 

Teaching sessions will normally run from 14.00 – 17.00. 

Please note that for 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions these will be on-line teaching sessions.   

Trainees will be required to attend by signing up via  Events in the normal way, and we will pass your email onto the University of Bristol for them to add to to their Blackboard system to give access to University  of Bristol on line teaching systems. 


 University of Bristol course administrators Helen Cooke (0117) 331 2265 or Sophie Hunt (0117) 331 2278




Physiology 1 - Applied Physiology of Shock 

Topics covered:

  • Starling's law of the heart
  • Cardiac cycle
  • Baroreceptor reflex and short term control of blood pressure
  • Types of shock


Timetable, teaching staff and venues

14:00    Haemorrhage simulation  (Biomedical TL E3.8 HPS)

15:00    ECG and BP changes in response to postural challenge and Valsalva manoeuvre   

15:30    Tea break 

16:00    Applied Physiology of Shock 

17:00 Close





Compulsory for all CT1s  and CT2's (unless you attended 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 20 trainees.  Please sign up to attend by 30th October 2020.



Via the School of Surgery website events page.


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.


Four   physiology modules are delivered on Tuesdays.


Attendance and Outcomes

 A record of attendance will be kept by HEE. Attendance details are provided to your Programme Directors and will be discussed at the yearly ARCPs. Certificates will only be provided for each module to trainees who attend, therefore it is important to register to attend. 

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.


Failure to attend a module once you have booked a space, requires a trainee to complete an explanation form which is available from the School of Surgery, contact if you require a form. 



If you have any queries please contact HEE Team - Susan House or Louise Bowen via




Register to Attend