The Head and Neck Sculpture Course 

In person course, Birmingham 

“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 head and neck anatomy (up to FRCS Plast level) using sculpture 
• Use sculpture tools and wax to build a full head and neck anatomic sculpture in intricate detail 
• Course convened, taught and supervised by senior plastic surgeons 
• Badged by BAPRAS for 2023 
Why attend? 
This course is unique, there is no similar course like it that we have found for surgeons nor anatomists. Your anatomy knowledge and confidence in clinical practice will improve after attending. Feedback from prior delegates has been resoundingly positive (see Testimonials). No prior sculpting experience is needed, but you will still use your manual dexterity skills. Every effort will be made to allow you to keep your sculpture as a permanent learning aid to take home on its display mount, however, sometimes this is not possible as the sculpting mounts can be used by other delegates in the future. You will be instructed by experienced surgeons and will receive a step by step guidebook. 
What anatomy can I expect to learn? 
Over the four day head and neck sculpture course, you will be guided through the process of sculpting all the key surgical structures pertinent to head and neck surgery, from deep to superficial. These will include; peri-ocular structures, deep orbital fat pads, salivary glands, cranial nerves, vascular supply of the head and neck, thoracic duct, cervical lymph nodes, superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS), retaining ligaments of the face and facial fat pads.  
Who is it for? 
This course is suitable for SHOs, registrars and fellowship candidates (medical students and consultants have also taken part previously). It is ideally suited to those who commonly encounter facial and head and neck surgery and has been well received by trainees in plastic surgery, maxillofacial and ENT.  
Can I attend remotely or from abroad? 
At the present time this course requires in person attendance. In the future we intend to introduce a virtual course, where we’ll post you a full sculpture kit in advance, including the skeleton, wax, tools and neurovascular structures for you to build at home. If you are interested in this option and would like to register early, please contact us at 
Course details 
Location: The Edgbaston Priory Club, Sir Harrys Road, Birmingham B15 2UZ, UK 
Dates: 17th-20th September 2024 
Booking cost: £999.99 
(This may be study budget funded, please discuss with your Educational Supervisor/ Budget Holder) 
Places still available! 
Please register for the course using the form below that will take you to the payment page:  
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