Core Surgical Training - Session 4 Repeated - Pain

Category: Training - Core Training - Anatomy/Physiology

Date: February 21st 2023 2:00pm until 5:00pm

Location: University of Bristol, Training rooms 1/2. Southwell street, Bristol, BS2 8EJ


Please only register to attend this event once.


Physiology Session 4 Repeated

Pain and Regulation of pH

21st February 2023 


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

Location & Timings

Teaching sessions will normally run from 14.00 – 17.00 in University of Bristol, Training rooms 1/2. Southwell street, Bristol, BS2 8EJ

Topics covered:

  • Pain: triggers, central pathways, interactions with immune system, coping mechanisms
  • Acid base balance: blood buffers, respiratory and renal contributions
  • Acid base disturbances


Timetable, teaching staff and venues

14:00   Pain 

15:00   Tea break 

15:30   Acid Base case studies 

16:00   Regulation of pH 

17:00 Close





Compulsory for all CT1s and CT2s who have not attended in previous year. 

Priority to those who haven’t passed their MRCS part B exam yet.   

When you sign up please put letter P after your name to indicate you should get a priority place. 



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 1st February 2023.


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