Advanced Orthopaedic Examination Skills Course

Category: Training - School of Surgery

Date: December 2nd 2011

Location: Clinical Skills Room (University of Bristol facility), Frenchay Hospital BS16 1LE

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Course Lead – Professor Gordon Bannister

For Core T&O Trainees. Course is free, but limited to 12 places (please register). See attachment/below for further information.

Aim - Designed to revise basic examination skills and introduce special tests useful for fracture and elective clinics and on-call work.


  • 0830-0845 Registration
  • 0845-0900 Introduction – Professor Bannister
  • 1015-1045 Break
  • 1045-1200 Elbow examination – Mr Crowther
  • 1200-1230 Discussion/Troubleshooting
  • 1230-1315 Lunch
  • 1315-1430 Wrist examination – Mr Bhatia
  • 1430-1500 Break
  • 1500-1615 Hand examination – Mr Bhatia
  • 1615-1645 Discussion/Troubleshooting
  • 1645 Closing remarks

Individual joints/subspecialty areas

  • Introduction and demonstration from Subspecialty Consultant
  • Opportunities to practice with Medical Student models (2:1 Core Trainees to medical student)
  • Chance for discussion with Subspecialist Consultants and troubleshooting
  • Potential for Consultants to bring a patient(s) with interesting physical signs
  • Senior SpRs circulating during the sessions for advice and tips

Mr Andrew Tasker (am only)

Mr Phil McCann

Each session to last approximately 1-1.5 hours with a short break (15 minutes) between sessions and a longer break for lunch (45 minutes to 1hour)


NB local Consultants would only have to be available for a couple of hours

Please contact School Manager Chad Elliott if you need directions to this event.