Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Enhanced coverage of cosmetic surgery

Cosmetic surgery appears to have gone high brow. The London Underground has plenty of posters advertising 'Anne Nicole' the latest offering from the Royal Opera House. Anne Nicole Smith of course was an avid fan of surgical enhancement. It has opened to good reviews.

The topic has even made it on to Radio 4 with Laurie Taylor discussing cosmetic surgery in Brazil on his programme "Thinking Allowed".

Channel Four managed to lower the tone though with the "50 Greatest Plastic Surgery Shockers".

As usual cosmetic surgery is always referred to as plastic surgery. How about some programmes on reconstructive surgery?

New e-LPRAS blog

The e-Learning Project for Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery has a blog to keep you up to date on the latest developments. The first batch of topics have been allocated and a new batch are now available.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Masters Course in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery

This course has gained quite a bit of media coverage. It is a new three-year e-learning Masters course based at the University of East Anglia.

It is a joint venture between UEA, Association of Breast Surgery and BAPRAS.

You can work towards three levels: certificate, PGDip or full Masters. The full course will take up to three years.

There are various entry requirements. For instance you need to be  at least an ST5 trainee or associate specialist in breast surgery.

Monday, 7 February 2011

eLPRAS update

The first batch of topics has been released:

Structure and function of normal skin; blood supply of the skin; healing of wounds; principles of management of skin wounds; gunshot wounds and blast injuries; stab wounds; human and animal bites; extravasation injury; normal scars (natural history); hypertrophic and keloid scars; atrophic and stretched scars; scar contractures; acute wound infections; chronic wound infections; MRSA in plastic surgery patients; topical therapy for wound infections; systemic antibiotics in wound infection; necrotising fasciitis; skin lesions in meningococcal septicaemia; hydradenitis suppurativa.

If you are not already on the mailing list contact Mrs Sarah A. Pape (Clinical Lead) at She will send you a content author job description, sample session and the topics above with their descriptions.