The Dept of Anaesthesia & Intensive Care, CUHK
Welcome to the Acute Care component of your undergraduate training. The aim of this component is not to teach you about Intensive Care but to teach you to recognise, assess, support and treat acutely ill patients. More specifically we aim to help you achieve certain competencies relevant to acute medicine for undergraduates. It is important that you are aware of the what competencies are expected as these will form the basis of testing both during this module and at the end of the year. Click here to view competencies.
The Acute Care module is designed as an active learning process in which you are expected to take a proactive part. It consists of:
The lectures and skill stations will be delivered as a 2 week course during your year 5 medicine 2 block with your A& E attachment in the same block.
The course is designed to maximize your learning and the lectures are based on the assumption that you are already familiar with the material from reading the course manual. Note that the lectures are designed to complement the material in the course manual and are not simply repetition of the same material.
In addition all students must complete the on-line (open book) pre-course MCQs prior to attending the course. Although this is an open book test you are only allowed to take the test once.
Not all of the material will be covered in the lectures and skill stations. This face to face teaching is supplemented by:
Time will be allocated during the course for you to cover this additional material. Not only is it important for you to cover this material to ensure that you acquire the necessary competencies but all this material may be covered in your end of course assessment.
Satisfactory completion of the course is a requirement to graduate. Assessment will be based on:
Two of the skill stations will be pure assessment stations and you will be expected to have familiarized your self with the procedures (relevant material is on your CD-ROM) prior to attending these sessions. The relevant skills are:
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