MRCOG Part I Revision Course

 
An intensive weekend SBA revision course held at the Birmingham Women’s Hospital Organised by Arri Coomarasamy. Our course is totally focussed on achieving MRCOG Part I exam success The MRCOG Part I examination has had a major overhaul in 2012 and has been changed in 2014 to just having SBAs; accordingly our MRCOG Part I course has been completely modernised to accurately reflect these changes.
  • A comprehensive course that covers the content of the new MRCOG Part I exam syllabus
  • Extensive exam-like SBAs, covering entire syllabus and topics from recent exams
  • We supply comprehensive delegate notes
  • Interactive tuition with individual feedback
  • We provide essential exam tips and recent and relevant updates
  • An entire weekend is dedicated to the course, to maximise work intensity and syllabus coverage

 

MRCOG Part I Revision Course Pricing

Choose a Course
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  • Course Date
  • Course Location
  • Course Duration
  • Course Tutors
  • Course Secretary

MRCOG Part 1 January Course

£410.00

  • MRCOG Part 1
  • 6 & 7 Jan 2018
  • Birmingham Women's Hospital
  • 2 Days
  • Arri Coomarasamy
  • Ms Sarah Magson

MRCOG Part 1 June Course

£410.00

  • MRCOG Part 1
  • 9 & 10 June 2018
  • Birmingham Women's Hospital
  • 2 Days
  • Arri Coomarasamy
  • Ms Sarah Magson

 

MRCOG Part I Revision Course - Timetable.

Being an intensive course, the course starts early and finishes late - and we make no apology for this!

Time Paper 1 Saturday Time Paper 2 Sunday
0830-0845 Welcome SBA Techniques 0830-0845 Welcome
0900-1000 Anatomy(I) 0900-1000 Haematology and Immunology
1000-1100 Anatomy(II) 1000-1100 Genetics
1100-1115 Coffee 1100-1115 Coffee
1115-1215 Embryology (I) 1115-1200 Microbiology
1215-1300 Embryology (II) 1200-1300 Pharmacology
1300-1330 Lunch 1300-1330 Lunch
1330-1440 Statistics 1330-1440 Pathology (i)
1445-1545 Biochemistry 1445-1545 Pathology (II)
1545-1600 Coffee 1545-1600 Coffee
1600-1700 Biophysics 1600-1645 Physiology (I)
1700-1815 Endocrinology 1645-1715 Physiology (II)
1815-1830 Closing remarks 1715-1730 Closing Remarks

 

MRCOG Part I Revision Course - Course Content

Our course content is comprehensive and is based on the RCOG syllabus.

We urge you to be active in your learning, seeking the knowledge you need from most appropriate sources, rather than passively reading books from cover to cover. You need to decide what you need to learn (i.e. set objectives), decide where you will learn it from (select sources), and then learn. The detailed syllabus below provides you with list of topics you are expected to learn for your MRCOG part I exam. We have aimed to cover all the items on this list in our course. We encourage you to use this list to structure your revision (whether you come to our course or not!).

  • Pelvis and Perineum:

  • Bones
  • Muscles
  • Vessels (Arteries/veins/lympahtics)
  • Nerves
  • Uterus
  • Cervix
  • Vagina & vulva
  • Fallopian tubes
  • Ovary
  • Broad ligament and peritoneum
  • Ureter
  • Bladder
  • Urethra
  • Sigmoid colon
  • Rectum
  • Anal sphincter
  • Urogenital triangle
  • Superficial perineal pouch
  • Deep perineal pouch
  • Perineu
  • Abdomen:

  • Bones
  • Muscles
  • Vessels (Arteries/veins/lymphatics)
  • Nerves
  • GI tract
  • Breast:

  • Thorax:

  • Endocrine glands:

  • Hypothalamic-ovarian axis:

  • Development of oocyte

  • Development of sperm

  • Control of spermatogenesis & oogenesis

  • Fertilisation

  • 1st week of development:

  • Implantation
  • Trophoblast & Embryoblast
  • 2nd week of development (bilaminar disc):

  • Epiblast & hypoblast
  • Cytotrophoblast & syncytiotrophoblast
  • Amniotic sac & yolk sac
  • Extraembryonic mesoderm
  • 3rd week of development (trilaminar disc):

  • Gastrulation
  • Neurulation
  • Somites
  • Embryonic period

  • Fetal period

  • Origin of tissues:

  • Ectoderm
  • Endoderm
  • Mesoderm
  • Neural crest derivatives
  • Placenta

  • Development of the urogenital system

  • Development of the GI system

  • Development of the Circulatory system

  • Development of the neural system

  • Evidence based medicine

  • Critical appraisal of medical literature:

  • Therapy articles (RCTs)
  • Diagnostic studies (cross-sectional studies)
  • Systematic reviews and meta-analysis
  • Efficient literature searching

  • Summary measures for therapy (RR, OR, RD, NNT)

  • Summary measures for accuracy (sensitivity & specificity, predictive values, likelihood ratios)

  • Descriptive statistics (mean, median, mode, standard deviation, variance, standard error, confidence interval, interquartile ranges etc.)

  • Statistical tests (t-test, chi-square test, Fisher's exact test etc.)

  • Perinatal mortality statistics

  • Maternal mortality statistics (& Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Death Report)

  • Proteins

  • Aminoacids
  • Peptides
  • Structure of proteins
  • Purification & analysis of proteins
  • Myoglobin & haemoglobin
  • Enzymes
  • Intracellular matrix
  • Carbohydrates & Lipids

  • Overview of Metabolism
  • Glycolysis
  • Kreb's (citric acid) cycle
  • Pentose phosphate pathway
  • Respiratory chain
  • Fatty acid oxidation
  • Regulation of metabolic pathways
  • Lipid transport & storage
  • Catabolism

  • Urea cycle
  • Haemoglobin
  • Other topics

  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Nucleic acids
  • Eicosanoids
  • Steroidogeneses
  • Gap junctions
  • Nitric oxide signalling
  • Calcium as a messenger
  • Ion channels
  • Enzyme messenger systems
  • Placental function
  • Hormones

  • Synthesis
  • Storage
  • Release
  • Transport
  • Mode & site of action
  • Pathological activity of hormones
  • Cell surface receptors
  • Nuclear receptors
  • Hormone types

  • Peptide hormones
  • Steroid hormones
  • Aminoacid hormones
  • Prostaglandins & leukotrines
  • Hypothalamus & pituitary

  • Pineal gland

  • Reproduction

  • Puberty

  • Menstrual cycle

  • Inhibin & activin

  • Pregnancy

  • Menopause

  • Growth

  • Pancreas

  • Thyroid

  • Adrenal gland

  • Placenta & hormones

  • biological effects of heat

  • biological effects of sound

  • biological effects of electromagnetic radiation

  • laser

  • electrocardiography

  • isotopes

  • X-rays

  • Ultrasound

  • Intensity
  • Impedence & reflection
  • Absorption
  • Diffraction
  • Focusing
  • Doppler effect
  • magnetic resonance imaging

  • Cell structure

  • Structural functional components
  • Cell cycle function

  • DNA replication
  • Mitosis and cell cycle
  • Differences from meiosis
  • Central dogma

  • DNA, RNA, Protein
  • DNA and RNA

  • Structure and Differences
  • Gene

  • Transcription
  • Translation – roles of mRNa, tRNA
  • Chromosome structure and function

  • Barr Bodies and X inactivation
  • Structural deletion vs chromosomal translocation disorders
  • Mendelian diseases

  • Autosomal dominant
  • Autosomal recessive
  • Sex linked X and Y
  • Genetic imprinting

  • Uniparental disomy
  • DNA and molecular techniques

  • PCR
  • Blotting-Northern, Southern, Western
  • Recombinant DNA techniques
  • Pre-implantation diagnosis
  • Classification

  • General microbiological classification
  • Virulence factors

  • Endotoxins
  • Exotoxins
  • Septic Shock
  • Toxic Shock syndrome
  • Bacteria

  • Gram stain classification
  • Streptococcus
  • Staphylococcus and MRSA
  • Clostridium
  • Listeria
  • Neisseriae
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Viruses

  • DNA & RNA classification
  • CMV
  • VZV
  • HSV
  • Hepatitis A, B, C, D, E-key differences
  • Human Parvovirus B19
  • Rubella
  • HPV
  • HIV
  • Rickettsiae

  • Coxiella
  • Fungi

  • Candida
  • Aspergillus
  • Protozoa

  • Trichomonas vaginalis
  • Toxoplasma gondii
  • Atypical organisms

  • Chlamydia
  • Syphilis & VDRL test
  • Actinomycosis
  • Mycoplasma, Ureaplasma
  • TB and atypical Mycobacteria
  • Clinical application of knowledge In women and pregnancy

  • Commensals of femal genital tract
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Vertical transmission- Congenital intrauterine infections
  • Principles of infection control

  • Vaccination
  • Neonatal vaccination (HBV, ZIgG)
  • Sterilisation and Disinfection
  • Antibiotics safe in pregnancy
  • General principles

  • Classification by receptors
  • Effects of :-
  • Parasympathetic vs. Sympathetic system
  • Nicotinic vs. Muscaranic Drugs
  • Hormone agonists and antagonists
  • Drugs related to pregnancy

  • Known teratogens
  • Breast feeding
  • Oxytocin
  • Prostaglandins
  • Corticosteroids
  • Sex steroids

  • Estrogen, Combined Pill, Combined HRT
  • Progestagens
  • Drug interactions
  • Anti-androgens, anti-oestrogens, SERMS/PRMS
  • Magnesium sulphate

  • Eclampsia
  • Important interactions
  • Prolactin and Dopamine

  • Dopamine agonists/antagonists
  • Beta blockers

  • In pregnancy
  • Beta blockers, diuretics, ACE inhibitors, Nifedipine
  • Prolong clotting

  • Warfarin and drug interactions
  • Aspirin
  • Heparin
  • Anti-cancer drugs

  • Classification
  • Major side effects
  • Anaesthetic drugs

  • Nicotinic and Muscaranic agents
  • Local and regional anaesthetic drugs
  • Ephedrine
  • Quick reminder

  • Meiosis function
  • Hormonal production

  • Estrogens, testosterone, progesterone
  • Male reproductive systems

  • Spermatogenesis
  • Female reproductive system

  • Oogenesis
  • Menstrual cycle
  • Puberty changes, precocious, delayed
  • Pregnancy physiology

  • CVS
  • Respiratory
  • Renal
  • Endocrine
  • GIT
  • Fetus and neonate

  • Fetal cardiovascular system and changes at birth
  • Embryological outcome of vessels
  • Quantitative knowledge of normal physiological variables

  • CVS
  • RS
  • Urine
  • Immunology

  • Definitions
  • Innate system
  • Cell Mediated- T cells, Macrophage functions
  • Humoral
  • Lymphoid system in adult
  • Pathological roles

  • Hypersensitivity Type 1, II, III, IV
  • Immunosuppression
  • Immunology of pregnancy, neonate and infant

  • Non-rejection of fetus
  • Fetal immune system
  • Jaundice
  • Rhesus disease
  • Haematology

  • Stem cells
  • Adult and fetal Haemoglobin and differing properties
  • Changes to dissociation curve
  • Haematology in pregnancy

  • Physiological dilution
  • Effect on blood components
  • Types of anaemia

  • Haemolytic
  • Haematinic deficiency
  • Rhesus disease and testing
  • Normal clotting system and pro-thrombotic states

  • Flow chart
  • Vitamin K sensitive
  • Pregnancy alterations
  • Warfarin, Heparin and Prothrombotic agents
  • Pathological haematology conditions

  • DIC
  • APLS
  • Definitions

  • Metaplasia, dysplasia, neoplasia, hyperplasia, hypertrophy
  • Apoptosis, necrosis
  • Malignancy vs. benign cellular and genetic differences
  • Cancer

  • Carcinogens (infections, toxins)
  • Tumour factors or proteins released by tumours
  • Inflammation and trauma and regeneration

  • Acute and chronic inflammation
  • Primary and Secondary healing
  • Granulomatous inflammation
  • Therapeutic response

  • Radiotherapy
  • Normal haemostasis and pathological states for:

  • Water
  • Sodium, Potassium
  • Calcium
  • Acid
  • Endometrial changes in pregnancy

  • Decidualisation of stroma vs decidual cells
  • Common pathological conditions

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Osteoporosis and osteomalacia (Rickets)
  • Amyloidosis

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Course Secretary - MRCOG Part I: Ms Sarah Magson.

Address: Education Resource Centre, Birmingham Women’s Hospital, Metchley Park Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TG

Phone: 0121 627 2775 Email: S.J.Magson@bham.ac.uk

Please email Ms Sarah Magson for an application form or to book a place.

Course Director - MRCOG Part I: Prof. Arri Coomarasamy.

Phone: 07711 888 700
Email: a.coomarasamy@bham.ac.uk

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