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Physics & Measurement for the primary FRCA

“I wouldn’t have passed if I hadn’t attended the course”.

Lead Organiser
Dr Sonja Meier, locum Consultant in Anaesthesia, UCLH
About the Course

This course is for trainee anaesthetists planning to sit the FRCA Primary Examinations during 2012.

It will cover the bulk of the physics and measurement curriculum, and will be conducted in an informal way, with delegates limited to a maximum of 12, promoting active participation by all.

Delegates will gain maximum benefit by being well prepared, and will be asked to attempt a few multiple choice questions before every learning session.

Each 2 hour session, led by a consultant and a senior trainee, will start at 6pm, with a short snack break.

We run it at 6pm for 2 hrs on the dates below...

Oct – Dec 2012


Tue 23/10/2012 Dr. John Barcroft & Dr. Baljit Phull

"Basic electricity and how to electrocute Aunt Agatha. Volts, Watts, Ohm’s law. Lasers, Magnets and MRI”

Tue 30/10/2012 Dr. James Holding & Dr. Gagan Atwal

"Basic concept of physics and mathematics for physics"

Tue 06/11/2012 Dr. Vanessa Cowie & Dr. Simon Lambden

"Pressures, Doppler and CO monitoring"

Tue 13/11/2012 Dr. Ray Ackwerth & Dr. Dan Heaton

"Gas measurement, Capnometry, Pulse oximetry and NM blockade"

Tue 20/11/2012 Dr. John Barcroft & Dr. Tal Heymann

"Devices. Diathermy, Wheatstone Bridge, Defibrillator”

Tue 27/11/2012 Dr. Roger Cordery & Dr. John Whittle

 "Anaesthetic Machines”

Tue 04/12/2012 Dr. Wynne Davies & Dr. Jigna Modha

"Gas and Liquids physics applied to anaesthesia”

Delegates Application Form: please fill in and send to alison.lambert[at] with the cheque at the address below
The Cost
A course fee of £70 will be levied to cover catering cost, and to encourage regular  attendance.
Venue Anaesthetics Department
Podium 3, Maple Link corridor
University College Hospital
235 Euston Road

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Public Transport

Warren St (Northern and Victoria lines)

Euston Square

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Contact: sonja.meier[at]