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

Courses & Conferences

This long-established 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

We expect you will already have the knowledge and experience of applying basic scientific principles in your surgical practice. Through an interactive teaching programme, this course will probe and tease out this knowledge, helping show where further revision is required, and also how to frame this knowledge in the context of the viva exam.

Participant feedback:

Excellent, interactive and good viva practice
I highly recommend this course to my colleagues

Viva sessions will take place during each day of the course covering the topics discussed within the programme.

Topics will include:

  • Biomechanics of hip and knee
  • Biomaterials
  • Bone & cartilage biology
  • Bone tumours & pathology
  • Tribology
  • Fracture healing & fixators
  • Microbiology & infection control
  • Orthotics & prosthetics
  • Gait
  • Neurophysiology
  • Statistics
  • Principles of nerve injury & repair

The Faculty

Faculty includes distinguished colleagues from the RNOH and from other renowned organisations.

The course faculty are invited for their expertise in their field and because they are good teachers.

Course Directors

For any further enquiries please do not hesitate to contact the Teaching Centre Team on 020 8909 5326 or at

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Date of Course: 
30 September - 2 October 2019
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The course fee is £250 (inclusive of lunch and refreshments)