The Dunedin Basic Medical Sciences Course Trust was set up to support surgical education and research. For many years the Trust has been running annually in Dunedin, five-week courses for candidates taking the FRACS Surgical Sciences Examination (SSE) (formerly the Basic Science Examination).

ImageTutors are members of staff of the Otago School of Medical Sciences and Dunedin School of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Otago, together with several visiting lecturers.

The course aims to revise relevant topics in anatomy, physiology and pathology (including immunology, microbiology, pharmacology and statistics), as defined in the textbooks listed by the RACS. The size of the syllabus for pathology limits the detail in which component subjects can be discussed in the available time. Candidates can also take computerised tests, with multiple-choice questions similar in style to those in the FRACS SSE.

For courses in 2011, see the Next Courses section.

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University of Otago