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The MDU 2011/2012 Revision Courses We’ll help you turn revision into success

Courses taught since 2002

Courses in: Surgery (10 week course - London only)

Surgery (2 days) Clinical Medicine (2 days) Paediatrics (1 day)

 Taught by experienced undergraduate lecturers, who are experts in their field.  Interactive format gives you the opportunity to ask questions specific to your school examinations.  Intended to prepare you for your first years after qualification as well as finals.  Range of materials such as photos and videos are used to aid understanding.  Comprehensive course notes and lunch provided.  Nationwide locations for your convenience.

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MDU revision courses sponsored by Wesleyan Medical Sickness Autumn 2010/Spring 2011 attendees said: “Brilliant course! Left feeling a lot more confident about exams.” “Very enjoyable course - feel more prepared. Would recommend to other students.” “Excellent teaching that goes beyond usefulness for finals”


Surgery Revision Course Morning

Afternoon

Morning Afternoon

Surgery revision weekend course programme Day 1. ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤

Introduction Fluid balance, nutrition and shock Acute abdomen/surgical emergencies Hernias Skin diseases Breast disease Thyroid surgery and neck lumps

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Trauma, fractures and orthopaedics Venous disease Arterial conditions Urology for finals Surgical radiology Exam techniques

Day 2.

The MDU Surgery Revision Course is run by respected lecturer and surgeon Mr Barry Paraskeva BSc(Hons), MBBS(Hons), FRCS, PhD. Mr Paraskeva has taught the course for over nine years and has won numerous awards for his teaching including: Teacher of the Year, Imperial College and the prestigious Rector’s Award. Barry is also an OSCE examiner.

Ten week revision course programme Week 1

Introduction Fluid balance, nutrition and shock, venous disease

Week 2

Upper GI surgery Oesophageal disorders, gastric disease, gallstones and the biliary tree, the spleen

Week 3

Lower gastrointestinal conditions

Week 4

Breast disease Thyroid surgery and neck lumps

Week 5

Hernias Arterial conditions

Week 6

Trauma Fractures and orthopaedics

Week 7

Perioperative care Pancreatic disorders

Week 8

Urology for finals Skin diseases

Week 9

Surgical radiology

Topical issues Equipment in practice

Week 10

Exam technique Written exams, multi-option exams, clinical exams, vivas, OSCE advice

“Definitely a good crash course for surgery by a well experienced surgeon.” 2011 Liverpool Medical School student “Forget the rest, Barry is best, perfect prep for finals.” 2011 10-week course Imperial College student “Very enjoyable course - feel more prepared. Would recommend to other students.” 2011 Newcastle University student


Clinical Medicine Revision Day 1. Course ¤ What comes up in examinations ¤ Cardiology ¤ Respiratory medicine ¤ Musculosketal system and skin rashes ¤ Haematology

Day 2.

 The MDU Clinical Medicine Revision Course has been developed by Dr Graham Dark MBBS FRCP FHEA, Senior Lecturer in Medical Oncology and Cancer Education at Newcastle University. He has experience throughout higher education and is an OSCE examiner, a GMC Associate, Chairman of the exam board for the Specialty Certificate Examination in Medical Oncology and contributes to a variety of education committees at the Royal College of Physicians.

¤ Neurology ¤ Renal medicine ¤ Gastroenterology ¤ Endocrinology (Emergencies will be covered under the relevant system)

He has research interests in e-learning and has delivered training to many educators, including workshops at international education conferences. Graham delivers an interactive, engaging teaching style and is a well known figure for his coaching and preparation for students approaching examinations in medicine.

“Excellent teaching that goes beyond usefulness for finals, useful for FY1 prep” 2011 GKT student “Gets you into thinking clinically - clinical application of written knowledge.” 2011 London student “It’s a good kick-start to revising for ISCEs!” 2011 Peninsula Medical School student

The MDU Paediatrics Revision Course is taught by Dr Sarah Eisen and Dr James Ross.

Sarah is a paediatrician working in North London with an interest in Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Medical Education. She is currently undertaking a PhD at UCL in Paediatric HIV Medicine as a Wellcome Trust Fellow, while holding an honorary clinical contract at Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Trust, and undertaking extensive undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. Dr James Ross is a paediatrician working in London with an interest in Paediatric Emergency Medicine and Medical Education. He recently completed a Medical Education Fellowship with the London School of Paediatrics and has been involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate medical training for a number of years for which he has received a number of awards.

¤ Congenital heart disease ¤ Problems in the newborn ¤ Growth and growth charts ¤ Childhood infections ¤ Immunisation

Paediatrics Revision Course

¤ Paediatric gastroenterology ¤ Cerebral palsy and "need to know" neuro ¤ Fluid balance in children ¤ Surgical conditions ¤ Spot diagnoses ¤ Hot topics ¤ Respiratory problems of childhood ¤ Asthma inhaler devices demonstration ¤ Childhood cancers ¤ Diabetes and endocrinology ¤ Classic OSCE scenarios ¤ Video demonstration of examination techniques ¤ Common long case scenarios

“Extremely good overview of final Paediatrics – well worth attending.” 2011 University of Liverpool student “Brilliant course! Left feeling a lot more confident about exams.” 2011 Hull York Medical School student “Comprehensive course – good for cramming!” 2011 Newcastle University student


Spring 2012

Autumn 2011

2011/2012 course dates

Glasgow Surgery

12-13 Nov

University of Glasgow, Wolfson Building

Glasgow Medicine

26-27 Nov

University of Glasgow, Wolfson Building

Glasgow Paediatrics

3 Dec

University of Glasgow, Graham Kerr Building

London Surgery

26-27 Nov

The School of Pharmacy, University of London

London Medicine

12-13 Nov

The School of Pharmacy, University of London

London Paediatrics

19 Nov

The School of Pharmacy, University of London

Leicester Surgery

14-15 Jan

University of Leicester, Bennett Building

Leicester Medicine

28-29 Jan

University of Leicester, Bennett Building

London 10wk Surgery

14 Feb-17 Apr

Kings' College London, Waterloo Campus

London Paediatrics

25 Feb

The School of Pharmacy, University of London

London Surgery

10-11 Mar

The School of Pharmacy, University of London

London Medicine

14-15 Apr

The School of Pharmacy, University of London

Liverpool Surgery

14-15 Apr

University of Liverpool, Sherrington Building

Liverpool Medicine

28-29 Apr

University of Liverpool, Sherrington Building

Liverpool Paediatrics

12 May

University of Liverpool, Sherrington Building

Newcastle Surgery

24-25 Mar

University of Newcastle, Herschel Building

Newcastle Medicine

17-18 Mar

University of Newcastle, Herschel Building

Newcastle Paediatrics

19 May

University of Newcastle, Herschel Building

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Course costs Ten week course £205 for students who have applied for MDU F1 membership* £235 for all other students Weekend course £95 for students who have applied for MDU F1 membership* £120 for all other students One day course £59 for students who have applied for MDU F1 membership* £75 for all other students *To benefit from reduced course fees, students must have applied for full MDU membership for their F1 year. Student members of the MDU who have not applied for F1 membership will not qualify for the reduced rates. The cost of F1 membership is £10. For further details and an F1 membership application form, please contact the MDU membership department on Freephone 0800 716 376 or download an application from from the MDU website at the-mdu.com/student. For all course enquiries, please contact Caroline Andrews on 020 7202 1552. MDU Services Limited is registered in England 3957086. Registered Office: 230 Blackfriars Road London SE1 8PJ. © 2011 MDU Services Limited. ST/032x/0811

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