The next Wits Clinical Skills Course will be held on Friday 19th March 2010.

Participants have the chance to do 5 skills stations of 80 minutes each during the day.As always, the focus will be on practical skills relevant to rural hospital and primary care practice.

Details of the course are as follows:

Date: Friday 19th March 2010

Time: 7H45 to 17H15.

Venue: Clinical Skills Unit, Centre for Health Sciences Education, 3rd floor, Wits Medical School, Parktown

Who will benefit: Community service doctors, rural doctors and general practitioners wishing to improve their clinical skills postgraduate family medicine students.

Cost: R750 per participant (includes refreshments, lunch, handouts and certificate). Concession for current Wits postgraduate students: R500

CPD points: 7 points will be awarded for full participation

Skills to be covered: Topics for this course may include endotracheal intubation, CPR, the IMCI approach, obstetric emergencies, eye examination, respiratory problems, approach to chest x-rays, developmental assessment, interpreting FBC's, fracture management, etc. (All topics are subject to confirmation a final list will be available in late February.)

5th WITS Skills Training Course

The regular Wits Clinical Skills Workshops will again be offered in 2005. The format will be similar to previous courses, with each participant being offered a chance to do 5 skills stations during the day. Participants will be given a chance ahead of time to book for their preferred stations. As before, the focus will be on practical skills relevant to rural hospital and general practice. Interested doctors are invited to enroll.