Core Surgical Training - Physiology 2 - Applied Physiology of Hypoxia and Hypercapnia (Repeated)

Category: Training - Core Training - Anatomy/Physiology

Date: December 15th 2020 2:00am until 5:00am

Location: On-Line Teaching




Overview of Physiology Sessions

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 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

Administrators Sophie Hunt (0117) 331 2278  or David Gee (0117) 331 2309



Physiology 2: Applied physiology of hypoxia and hypercapnia

Topics covered:

  • Factors affecting delivery of oxygen to the tissues
  • Respiratory cycle, lung volumes and dead space
  • Oxyhaemoglobin dissociation curve
  • Ventilation/perfusion matching
  • Types of hypoxia

Timetable, Teaching Staff and Venues

14:00   Applied Physiology of Hypoxia and Hypercapnia  

15:00   Demonstration of vitalography and spirometry  

15:30   Tea break )

16:00   Respiratory Simulation 




Compulsory for all CT1s  and CT2's (unless you attended last year).  


Each module 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 1st December 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





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