The hand and forearm sculpture course 

Remote attendance 

“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 

Remote attendance at the Hand and Forearm Course 
After popular demand, we now offer the option of delegates attending the three-day Hand and Forearm Course remotely, whilst building their sculptures at home. We will ensure you can attend the course live, remotely via video-link, so you will benefit from the full instruction and guidance of in-person attendees. We’ll post you a full sculpture kit in advance, including the following: 
3D printed mounted skeletal model hand on a secure base 
3D printed pliable neurovascular structures 
Flexors and extensors 
Coloured wax to sculpt small muscles, ligaments and fascia 
Sculpting tools 
You will receive a written guidebook in PDF form to complement the virtual instruction 
This remote version of the course therefore benefits from a discount. 
 
Why attend? 
This course is unique and evidence based. Your anatomy knowledge and confidence in clinical practice is likely to improve after attending (Pidgeon, 2021). Feedback from prior delegates has been resoundingly positive (see Testimonials). You will keep the beautiful sculpture you create as a permanent learning aid on its display mount. You will receive sculpting guidance from senior plastic surgeons during the course. 
 
What anatomy can I expect to learn? 
Over the three days, 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 carpal ligaments, the course of the radial artery through the first dorsal interosseii, the position origins and intersertions of the forearm muscles and much, much more. Here are some examples of the work our delegates produce. 
 
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.  
 
Course details 
Location: Remote course attendance via videolink 
Dates: Future course dates to be confirmed for 2025 
Cost: £799.99 
(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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