MRCPCH Theory & Science exam preparation - online lectures

These 15 video lectures are designed specifically to help candidates for the TAS exam tackle the areas that previous candidates have found the most difficult. You will get continued access to the online content for 12 months from the point of your enrolment.


The course includes the following topics:

  • Lung function interpretation
  • Embryology in clinical practice
  • Neuroanatomy for the forgetful
  • New laboratory methods - a beginner’s guide
  • Statistics for the paediatrician
  • Pharmacokinetics

Our lecture videos will give you a better grasp of the assessment criteria as well as identify and articulate the core knowledge needed to improve your score in this exam. They are:

  • Biologics for paediatricians - Dr Will Carroll, Chair of MRCPCH Theory Exams
  • The physiology of birth - Dr Lleona Lee, Consultant Paediatrician, Nottingham University Hospitals
  • Breaking science in paediatrics - Dr Will Carroll, Chair of MRCPCH Theory Exams
  • Applied ECG made really easy - Dr Ben Davies, Research Fellow and Acting Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, Birmingham Children’s Hospital
  • Embryology for the uninterested - Dr Sally Edwards, Consultant Paediatrician, Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals
  • Haemoglobin metabolism and red cell production: beyond thalassemia - Dr Stephen Williams, Consultant Community Paediatrician, University Hospitals of North Midlands
  • The immune response - beyond IgE mediated responses - Dr Jyothi Srinivas, Consultant Paediatrician, Milton Keynes University Hospital
  • Laboratory methods for beginners - Dr Will Carroll, Chair of MRCPCH Theory Exams
  • Microbiology and virology for the paediatrician - Dr Fran Gilchrist, Consultant Paediatrician, University Hospitals of North Midlands
  • A cheat's guide to neuroanatomy - Dr Mary Chesshyre, Great Ormond Street Hospital
  • Pharmacology for the uninitiated - Dr Andrew Prayle, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Nottingham
  • Renal anatomy and physiology - Dr Patrick Davies, Consultant Paediatrician and Clinical Lead, PICU, Nottingham Children’s Hospital
  • Spirometry and oximetry - Dr Rob Primhak, Senior Lecturer, Sheffield Children’s Hospital
  • Statistics at square zero - Lucy Foard, Psychometric Researcher, RCPCH
  • Vitamin D metabolism and bone health - Dr Bala Subramaniam, Consultant

Top three benefits 

  1. Learn the areas of science that MRCPCH TAS candidates find particularly challenging
  2. Learn the areas of medicine that are frequently ignored in revision schedules
  3. Following enrolment, get continued access to the online content for 12 months - see dates of exams

Learning aims, objectives and outcomes

After viewing all 15 video lectures, you should:

  • Understand what most candidates find difficult and how to tackle these areas of knowledge
  • Know more science and understand how this can be applied to patient care
  • Know where to access useful resources to support knowledge and revision


MRCPCH Theory & Science exam candidates

How it works

Once you have purchased the lectures, our Education and Professional Development team will be in touch to give you access to the 12 hours of lecture videos. You will have access to these lectures for 12 months.

The lectures are accessed via Compass so make sure you have an account.

The cost of this online course package is £120 (including VAT).

Buy now

Are you an overseas candidate also taking the FOP exam? The College has compiled a range of useful resources focused on the topics we know are challenging for those working outside the UK - plus details of our next online workshop, which will help you prepare for the exam. Visit the overseas candidate resources page on Compass, our online learning platform.