What actually is urology? It’s a surgical specialty that cares for the diseases of the kidneys, ureters, bladder and genitals, for both male and female patients of all ages. Most urologists will do ‘core’ urology as well as subspecializing in one of the following areas: stone disease, urological malignancy, andrology, female urology and incontinence and paediatric urology.
It’s an innovative specialty with surgical methods including open, laparoscopic, endoscopic and robotic, with operating lists varying from all-day in-patient lists to varied day case surgery. There is also lots of outpatient work with patients being managed with advanced medical therapies.
Due to its varied and rapidly advancing nature it comes as no surprise that urology is an increasingly competitive specialty.
The course provides:
- Lectures covering all the urological subspecialties and CV boosting
- Anatomy sessions with prosections
- Interactive radiology sessions
- “Hands-on” experience with simulators and suturing
- The opportunity to present a poster (with prizes awarded to the best posters)