Core Surgical Training - Session 1 Repeated - Applied Physiology of Shock - Haemorrhage SImulation

Category: Training - Core Training - Anatomy/Physiology

Date: November 15th 2022 2:00pm until 5:00pm

Location: University of Bristol AIMS Centre


Please only register to attend this event once.






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. 



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 2022/23 these sessions will be Face to Face in the University of Bristol AIMS Centre. 

Teaching sessions will normally run from 14.00 – 17.00 in the AIMS Seminar Centre (in which tea and coffee making facilities are available) and the adjoining School of Medical Sciences Teaching Laboratory Building. Please report to AIMS Reception in the AIMS Seminar Centre  by 13.50. The entrance to this building is indicated on the map available at

Still having trouble finding the venue? Contact course administrator Sophie Hunt (0117) 331 2278

Entry to the AIMS Seminar Centre is card-controlled, but someone will be manning the door and looking out for the trainees from 1:40 p.m. until shortly after 2.00p.m. for every session. If trainees arrive more than 5 minutes late, they may not be able to access the building.  

If you arrive late,  call either Inga Boardman on (0117) 3312385 or Dave Gee (0117) 331 2309.



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



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 contact your direct.  By signing up to attend you agree to the sharing of your personal details with the  University of Bristol. 


  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 CT2s who have not attended in previous year. 


Each module 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 by 31st October 2022. 


Via the School of Surgery website.


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 4 physiology modules are delivered mainly on Tuesdays.  


Core trainees are advised to bring their own refreshments or to make their own arrangements for food and refreshments. 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 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.


Failure to attend a module requires a trainee to complete an explanation form which is available below and is returnable to


If you have any queries please contact HEE Team - Susan House or Rebecca Watson via



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