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 (Ganong: Review of Medical Physiology and West: Respiratory Physiology-The Essentials- or better yet photocopy it) and practice, practice, practice using iMeducate
|01||Principles of Cellular Function|
|03||Nervous System Physiology|
|06||Digestion, Absorption and Gastrointestinal Physiology|
|07||Cardiovascular Physiology I - Cardiac|
|08||Cardiovascular Physiology II - Vascular|
|09||Cardiovascular Physiology III - Homeostasis|
|10||Respiratory Physiology I - Structure and Function|
|11||Respiratory Physiology II - Control and Environmental|
|12||Renal Physiology and Acid-Base|
A thorough knowledge of cardiovascular, respiratory and renal physiology and of fluid and electrolyte balance is required. A working knowledge of the physiology of the nervous system, muscles, digestion and absorption and the gastrointestinal tract is also required.
Biochemistry will not be examined separately, but candidates will be expected to be familiar with those aspects of metabolism and endocrine function that are relevant to emergency medicine.
- ACEM Training and Examination Handbook, 2009