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Preparation in Basic Sciences for the FRCS (T&O) Examination

Mr James Donaldson & Mr Addie Majed

Monday, 24 January 2022


Tuesday, 25 January 2022

Preparation in Basic Sciences for the FRCS (T&O) Examination


Orthopaedic SpRs




Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore

This course is aimed at SpRs preparing for the FRCS (T&O) exam with the twin objectives of:


  • Revising essential topics required for Basic Sciences for FRCS (T&O)
  • Helping organise your knowledge into exam ready answers

The programme will combine interactive lectures with demonstrations and mock vivas.

This format will facilitate effective review of your knowledge and allow practice in constructing confident, accurate answers in preparation for the exam.


Topics covered will include:


• Biomechanics of hip, knee, shoulder and ankle

• Bone & cartilage biology

• Tribology

• Microbiology & infection control

• Biomaterials

• Bone tumours & pathology

• Fracture healing & fixators

• Orthotics & prosthetics

• Gait

• Statistics

• Neurophysiology

• Principles of nerve injury & repair


There will be a series of vivas in which you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your enhanced basic

science knowledge and your improved exam technique.

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