The hand 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 anatomy (up to FRCS level) using sculpture • Use sculpture tools and wax to build a hand in intricate detail • Course convened, taught and supervised by senior plastic surgeons 

Remote attendance at the Hand Course 
After popular demand, 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, 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 will 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 two days, you will be guided through the process of sculpting all the key structures of the hand 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, 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: 14th-15th March 2024 
Cost: £599.99  
(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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