UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology


MRCP PACES Course in Neurology & Ophthalmology Queen Square


Turn Neurology & Ophthalmology from a weakness into a strength

The Queen Square PACES revision course has run continuously since 1995. Since its foundation the unique strengths of the course have resulted in long waiting lists, so booking early is recommended. Carefully tailored to the PACES exam, the course will help you turn Neurology & Ophthalmology from a weakness to an asset in PACES. The unique features that make this the definitive Neurology & Ophthalmology course for PACES include: 

Held at one of the world’s leading Neurology centres the course is taught primarily by Consultant Neurologists & Ophthalmologists from the National Hospital

Based in the National Hospital, we draw on the widest possible range of cases that is invaluable to avoid surprises in PACES.


Feedback since 1995 has been superb and has enabled us to continuously improve the course.

Lectures that give you the definitive Peripheral and Central Nervous System examinations

This course therefore gives you experience in Neurology & Ophthalmology for PACES that is available nowhere else. In addition, it will also give you:

  • Experience under exam conditions.
  • The popularity of this course means people often have to travel and we can help with this, for example we have arrangements with local hotels (information available upon booking your place on the course)

The course

This will be an intensive one-day clinical course for candidates preparing for the MRCP Part II examination. The programme detailed below will comprise clinical case demonstrations (in small groups) designed to prepare candidates for the PACES examination, preceded by supporting lectures and discussion.

The course will give participants the opportunity to examine patients covering a wide range of neurological and ophthalmological conditions. The tutors on the course are all experienced neurologists and ophthalmologists including several consultants who have been teaching on this course for many years.

Course co-ordinators: Dr Gordon Plant and Dr Tabish Saifee

*Lectures: held in the Wolfson Lecture Theatre, NHNN


8.30amRegistration & coffee

Lecture on 'Cranial nerves' Dr Gordon Plant

*Wolfson Lecture Theatre, NHNN

9.45amClinical Cases
11.00amClinical Cases
12 noonLunch - Restaurant, Basement, NHNN (please use voucher)

Lecture on 'Motor and sensory examination of the limbs' Dr Tabish Saifee.

*Wolfson Lecture Theatre, NHNN

1.30pmClinical Cases
3.30pmClinical Cases
5.00pm(approx.) Finish

Where better to learn about Brown-Sequard Syndrome than at a Hospital at which Dr C.E. Brown-Sequard taught?


Public transport

  1. Russell Square tube station (Piccadilly Line), 2 minute walk away
  2. Located within walking distance (10 minutes) of Kings Cross and Euston mainline tube stations.


You can park in car parks in the Brunswick centre and under the President Hotel, both locations within 1 minute of the National Hospital For Neurology and Neurosurgery. Parking in Queen Square is by meter and is only for 2 hours maximum. 

Email: ion.educationteam@ucl.ac.uk