West Midlands Surgical Training Centre

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This is a unique applied anatomy training session for the GB youth archery team.

Our dedicated anatomy team will be teaching on the upper limb, shoulder and thorax in our state of the art Clinical Sciences Building.

Offering hands-on training in the heart of the UK is key to our success.

Course Introduction

Event Details

is a highly-interactive and intense course with small tutorial groups, debate, as well as state-of-art practical tutorials. It will be delivered across 4 stations, each with expert clinical anatomy tutors.

Normal functional anatomy will be presented alongside common injury patterns.

Consideration will also be given to the muscles used during the practise of and training for archery.

Station 1: Upper limb: Pectoral girdle, shoulder & arm

Station 2: Upper limb: Elbow, forearm, wrist and hand 

Station 3: Abdominal wall & back muscles & vertebral column

Station 4: Lower limb: Muscles, joints, ITB & Fascia

 Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the key muscles of the limbs and trunk that are used in archery
  • Identify the joints of the limbs, their structure, support and injury
  • Discuss the actions of key muscles of the limbs and trunk, and ways to train them
  • Discuss the common types of soft tissue injury, pain and pain referral relevant to archery

0900-0910           Welcome & Introductions | Richard Tunstall & Brian Burnett

0910-0950           Concepts in musculoskeletal anatomy, injury & referred pain |                                         Richard Tunstall

0950-1000          Break

1000-1230           Specimen & 3D teaching | Tutors (~ 40 minutes per                                                            station, with around  8 delegates per station)

Help and Guidance

Most courses are designed for surgeons, students or allied health professionals working in a particular specialty and/or at a particular stage in their careers. All course web pages include details of the appropriate specialties and training levels.

If you’re outside of these criteria or if in doubt, you should discuss the course with your assigned educational supervisor and if they think that it’s appropriate for you to attend please enquire via our contact us page.

What is my eligibility as an overseas candidate?

If you are not in a UK training post and are unsure of the level to which your knowledge and experience would correspond, please contact us.

What happens if book onto course and I am told that I am unsuitable?

It is your responsibility to ensure you fall within the relevant course. If your experience is below the required level we reserve the right to withdraw you from the course without compensation.

Certificates are issued approximately 2 weeks (often sooner) after your course via PDF.

This allows you time to complete the online evaluation; which closes after 1 week of your course.

Certificates of attendance will not be issued after this time.

Certificates are not provided to course observers or to delegates who have not completed the course.

Have you changed email? Has the centre got your correct contact details?

If you did not complete online feedback within 1 week of the course (and thus did not trigger the certificate process) you will not receive a certificate.

Unfortunately if more than 1 week has elapsed and you have not submitted feedback, duplicates will not be available.

If within this time frame please request a duplicate via our contact us page.

After any course you should complete feedback, your evaluation as a participant is an essential course requirement, enabling us to maintain the quality of courses we offer and help to improve future sessions

All feedback is conducted anonymously; names are only used to validate the responses
Completing online feedback links to our database and is a key trigger for the issue of certificates, if applicable for your course.

You should complete online feedback as soon as possible after your course and within 1 week of the end of the course when the online feedback will close.

Complete the online feedback even if you failed part of your course.

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On behalf of the West Midlands Surgical Training Centre and our Faculty, we wish to extend our thanks for your commitment to making our educational event so successful.

Your generous contribution to our training events, be it financial or with equipment contribution has helped ensure our vision for world class training has become a reality.

As we continue to grow as a Centre, please know that partnerships with our sponsors is vital to our success.

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