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FRCPath Part 1 Training (Molecular). 15 th September 2010 Gemma Monaghan Regional Molecular Trainer (London). FRCPath Part 1 Self Help Course. Self help running several years London, Birmingham, Manchester Written exam (mar/apr) & practical (sept/oct) 1 day per month from Sept to Feb

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Frcpath part 1 training molecular

FRCPath Part 1 Training (Molecular)

15th September 2010

Gemma Monaghan

Regional Molecular Trainer (London)


Frcpath part 1 self help course
FRCPath Part 1 Self Help Course

  • Self help running several years

    • London, Birmingham, Manchester

  • Written exam (mar/apr) & practical (sept/oct)

  • 1 day per month from Sept to Feb

    • 2.5 hrs AM & 2.5 hrs PM

  • Practical Exam Session (prior to practical)


Course programme 2010 london
Course Programme 2010 (London)

Date Topic Facilitator

Fri 17th Sep 2010 AM Trinucleotide repeat disorders James MacPherson

PM Patterns of inheritance Gemma Monaghan

Fri 15th Oct 2010 AM Mutation Detection Steve Abbs

PM Bioinformatics (formerly protein motifs) Stewart Payne

Fri 19th Nov 2010 AM Gene structure and function David Baty

PM Identification & characterisation Carolyn Tysoe

of genes

Fri 17th Dec 2010 AM Cancer Genetics Fiona MacDonald

PM Population Genetics Mike Weale

Fri 14th Jan 2011 AM Laboratory Management Lucy Jenkins

PM Clinical perspectives Ian Frayling

Fri 18th Feb 2011 AM Practice questions Gail Norbury

  PM  Practice questions Gail Norbury

Session prior to Risk Calculation, Interpretation Ian Frayling

practical exam & Report writing


Format of course
Format of Course

  • Two themed sessions per day

    • eg Cancer Genetics, Population Genetics

  • All participants assigned a topic to present

    • half AM and half PM

  • All participants assigned 1-2 essay plans (NEW)

    • to be submitted to facilitator 1 wk prior to session

    • facilitator composes model essay plan

  • All participants to submit “Hot topic” articles (NEW)

    • compilation of a reading list by GM/NW

    • Eg hot papers identified at journal club


Topic assignments
Topic Assignments

  • Topics assigned are in exam question format eg

    • ‘For many disorders with a genetic basis, phenotype variability is dependent upon which parent the mutant sequence was inherited from’. Discuss this statement using as many examples as possible.

    • Describe the core processes and principles of quality management.


Essay plans
Essay Plans

  • Assigned 1-2 essay plans per day

  • No more than 10-20min per plan

    • more time than under exam conditions

  • Submit to facilitator 1 week prior to session

  • Facilitator composes a model essay plan

    • Model plan discussed at session

    • Facilitator will add any points overlooked

    • Model plan posted on CMGS/ACC training sites


Feedback 5
Feedback (5)

  • Was the provision and timeliness of information about the course and the pre-course materials:

  • Excellent 1

  • Good 3

  • Satisfactory 1

  • Poor

  • Very poor


Feedback 51
Feedback (5)

  • Was the venue:

  • Excellent 1

  • Good 3

  • Satisfactory 1

  • Poor

  • Very poor


Feedback 52
Feedback (5)

  • Was the content of the course:

  • Excellent 1

  • Good 3

  • Satisfactory 1

  • Poor

  • Very poor


Feedback 53
Feedback (5)

  • Was the course more-or-less what you expected?

    Yes 5

  • Did you feel that the balance of the course was satisfactory in terms of what was covered?

    Yes 5


Feedback 54
Feedback (5)

  • What was the best aspect of the course?

  • All good 1

  • Wide range of topics 1

  • Meeting other candidates 2

  • What was the least beneficial aspect of the course?

  • Too many people on the course 1

  • Some overlap between topics 2

  • Clinical aspects session 1


Feedback 55
Feedback (5)

  • Did the course make you more confident about sitting the exam? Yes 5

  • Please indicate any sessions that you felt to be superfluous or topics that needed to be covered but were not:

  • Superfluous – protein motifs 5

  • Needed – new developments 3

    – overlap with other disciplines

    e.g. molecular oncology, cyto 1


Feedback 56
Feedback (5)

  • Suggestions as to how the course might be improved:

  • More input from participants 1


Thanks
Thanks

  • Big thanks to all the part 1 facilitators

    - past and present

  • Sarah


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