Given that in the viva, 5 questions are asked and answered in 10 minutes, we recommend you write your notes in 2 minute viva style answers to the questions below. You will be tested at teaching. This alone though, will not be sufficient to pass as the MCQs can cover different topics. The best approach to the MCQs is to read the prescribed text (Robbins & Cotran: Pathologic Basis of Disease- the handbook will do and Ganong: Review of Medical Physiology) and practice, practice, practice using iMeducate
|01||The Normal Cell and Cellular Injury||Yes|
|02||Tissue Response to Injury||Yes|
|03||Haemodynamic Derangements, Haemostasis and Thrombosis||Yes|
|04||Diseases of Immunity and Neoplasia||Yes|
|05||Infectious Diseases and Environmental Pathology||Yes|
|08||Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Pathology||Yes|
|09||Renal and Genitourinary Pathology||Yes|
|10||Endocrine and Haematopoetic Pathology||Yes|
|11||Skin and Musculoskeletal Pathology||Yes|
|12||CNS and Ocular Pathology||No|
Candidates are expected to have a detailed understanding of the general principles of the pathology of common diseases. Diseases of relevance to the practice of Emergency Medicine are particularly important and will be concentrated up in the examination.
Candidates are advised to familiarise themselves with the syllabus and MCQ matrix, as these outline the areas of most importance and are a guide to the examination content. Microbiology will not be examined as a separate subjet, but those aspects that bear directly on infectious disease will be considered part of the syllabus. Genetic and molecular pathology are not emphasized in the pathology syllabus and exam.
- ACEM Training and Examination Handbook, 2009