This is a highly interactive small group based course. We only take 18 delegates and have no more than 3 in any group to maximise hands on experience learning.

The first day in Singleton University Anatomy Lab starts with a very entertaining physics lecture, then it’s pure anatomy using a 3D overview followed by live demonstrations of US anatomy. The┬árest of the day is spent studying cadavers specifically dissected with regional anaesthesia in mind.

On the second day in Morriston Hospital you have all day for scanning models, needling phantoms, at the end with the option of performing a small block on yourself or take a brief test – or both!

The third day is for senior trainees and consultants (max 9 per course) to perform blocks under expert supervision on patients reinforcing the learning of the previous 2 days. We are not aware of any other courses offering this 3rd day. Delegates usually get 2-3 blocks done each, though there is always the proviso of theatre lists and patient/surgeon agreement.



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18th Swansea USGRA Course - now booking

Date: 24-26th of January 2018

Location: Morriston hospital, Swansea, SA6 6NL

Course Leader:
Dr Rhodri Birtchnell