Programme

“Comprehensive & exam-focused”

The Oxford Comprehensive Orthopaedic Review Course (UK) is a four day orthopaedic review course, which is followed by the optional Advanced Clinical Examination & Viva Course.

All lecturers will be experienced Consultants or Fellows with the FRCS (Tr & Orth) examination who have been selected for their extensive teaching experience and good communication skills; the majority will be Fellowship trained specifically in the lectures that they are delivering.

After extensive discussions as a result of the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, the OCORC 2021 Faculty has taken the difficult decision to not hold an in-person, physical course this year, but instead plan for a remote, online course. The safety of our delegates and faculty is of our paramount concern and the main difficulty is providing to be the number of delegates intending to travel from overseas, and also those in the UK with higher tier restrictions in place. We therefore intended to continue to run the course as per the usual programme as timetabled between 5th-9th January 2021, but streamed on Zoom. Delegates will have have the ability to ask questions at the end of each lecture and will have access to the lecture recording for a limited period of time following the lecture.

The Clinical Examination Day will include the programmed series of examination lectures and recordings of possible cases encountered in the FRCS examination. It will no longer be possible to run the Viva Examination day and our course fees have therefore been adjusted appropriately to reflect this.

The programme for the January 2021 course will be released closer to the time. However, the timetable for the previous FRCS Review Course (January 2020) can be found below. You can expect the same calibre of faculty and range of topics covered at the next Review Course in January 2021.

Join us in January 2021!

Day 1

07.45 Welcome & Registration Tom Cosker – Course Director
08.00 Spine (I) Pal Lakshmanan – Consultant Spinal Surgeon
10.00 Coffee
10.30 Spine (II) Pal Lakshmanan – Consultant Spinal Surgeon
11.00 Soft Tissue: Knee Guido Geutjens – Consultant Knee & Arthroplasty Surgeon
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Knee Arthroplasty Guido Geutjens – Consultant Knee & Arthroplasty Surgeon
15.30 Coffee
16.00 Adult Hip (I) Alex Ashmore & Simon Newman – Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons
17.30 Adult Hip (II) Alex Ashmore & Simon Newman – Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons
19.00 Close

Day 2

07.30 Spinal Deformity Colin Nnadi – Consultant Spinal Surgeon
08.30 Complex Reconstruction Jamie Ferguson – Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
10.00 Coffee
10.20 Paediatric Trauma David Bryson – Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
12.00 Anatomy: The Upper Limb Tom Cosker – Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Orthopaedic Oncology (I) Tom Cosker – Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
15.30 Coffee
16.00 Shoulder & Brachial Plexus Andy Tasker – Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon
17.30 Orthopaedic Oncology (II) Duncan Whitwell – Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
19.30 Close

Day 3

08.00 Hands (I) Nick Riley / Ramon Tahmassebi – Consultant Hand & Wrist Surgeons
09.30 Coffee
10.00 Hands (II) Nick Riley / Ramon Tahmassebi – Consultant Hand & Wrist Surgeons
11.00 Break
11.30 Radiology for the FRCS (Orth) Karen Partington – Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Amputee Rehabilitation David Henderson Slater – Consultant in Neurological Disability
14.15 Basic Science I & II Jeya Palan – Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Robert McCulloch – Senior Research Fellow, OUH/NDORMs Ben Ollivere – Clinical Associate Professor of Trauma Surgery
15.30 Coffee
16.00  Paediatric Orthopaedics (I) Fergal Monsell – Consultant Paediatric Surgeon
17.30 Break
18.00 Paediatric Orthopaedics (II) Nev Davies – Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Amr Elkhouly – Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Alpesh Kotari – Consultant Paediatric Surgeon
19.30 Close

Day 4

08.00 Trauma (I) Professor Chris Moran – Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery
09.30 Coffee
10.00 Trauma (II) Ben Ollivere – Clinical Associate Professor of Trauma Surgery
11.00 Basic Science (III) Ben Ollivere – Clinical Associate Professor of Trauma Surgery
12.00 Foot and Ankle (I) Steve L. Haddad – Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Chicago
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Foot & Ankle (II) Steve L. Haddad – Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Chicago
16.00 Coffee
16.30 Revision Hip Arthroplasty Duncan Whitwell – Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
18.00 Revision Knee Arthroplasty Duncan Whitwell – Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
19.30 Course Closure

Day 5

The Advanced Clinical Examination Course starts at 0830 with a series of short lectures from our examiners, as to how they would perform an examination of each joint. Then at around 1200, delegates will be split into small groups and will rotate around a circuit of examination stations with a patient to demonstrate on. The day will finish at around 16:30.

Stations include:

  • Shoulder
  • Spine
  • Hand & Wrist
  • Hip
  • Foot & Ankle
  • Brachial Plexus
  • Knee
  • Anatomy


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