The hand and forearm sculpture course 

In-person course, Birmingham, UK 

“As a medical student and later as a surgical registrar, I found myself frustrated trying to understand practical anatomy from textbooks and drawings. Learning a 3D structure from 2D images just didn’t allow me to learn what I needed. That all changed when I started sculpting. It has completely altered my confidence in theatre and in clinical practice.” Tom Pidgeon, Course Lead 

Learn in-depth hand and forearm anatomy (up to FRCS level) using sculpture 
Use sculpture tools and wax to build a hand and forearm in intricate detail 
Course convened, taught and supervised by senior plastic surgeons 
Badged by BSSH for 2024  
Badged by BAPRAS for 2023 


Why attend? 
This course is unique and evidence based. Your anatomy knowledge and confidence in clinical practice will improve after attending (Pidgeon, 2021). Feedback from prior delegates has been resoundingly positive (see Testimonials). Yes, you can keep the beautiful sculpture you create as a permanent learning aid to take home on its display mount. You will be instructed by experienced surgeons and will receive a step by step guidebook. 
What anatomy can I expect to learn? 
Over the three-day Hand and Forearm course, you will be guided through the process of sculpting all the key structures of the hand and forearm e.g. the deep branch of the ulnar nerve, the arrangement of deep and superficial palmar arches in the hand, the muscles, nerves and vessels of the forearm, and much, much more. There is the option to attend the shorter two-day course to learn the hand anatomy alone, without the forearm. Here are some examples of the sculptures our delegates have created.  
Who is it for? 
This course is suitable for SHOs, registrars and fellowship candidates (medical students and consultants have also taken part). No prior sculpting experience is needed, but you will still use your manual dexterity skills. 
Can I attend remotely or from abroad? 
If you are unable to travel to Birmingham for the in-person course, we now offer the option of delegates attending the two day Hand Course remotely, whilst building their sculptures at home. We will ensure you can attend the course live, remotely via video-link. We’ll post you a full sculpture kit in advance, including the skeleton, wax, tools and neurovascular structures for you to build at home. For details please visit the remote Hand Course page.  
Course details 
Location: The Edgbaston Priory Club, Sir Harry's Road, Birmingham, B15 2UZ, UK 
Dates: Dates: Future course dates to be confirmed for 2025 
Cost: £999.99  
(This may be study budget funded, please discuss with your Educational Supervisor/ Budget Holder) 
Please register for the course using the form below that will take you to the payment page: 
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