Running Very BASIC courses
Who is Very BASIC aimed at?
Final year medical students and interns.
What does it teach?
The aim of the course is to teach students the practical knowledge and skills to provide initial treatment for seriously ill patients on the ward. It teaches acute care but not intensive care.
How is it taught?
How long does a course take?
Contact time is about 2.5 days per student and one teacher is required for every 5-6 students (for skill stations and small group tutorials). Lectures take up the equivalent of one day. Assuming that 5 teachers are available to teach skill stations, 30 students can be taught in 2.5 days.
At CUHK 140-150 students are taught over 9 days (with an extra day of remedial teaching for those who fail the post-course test). During non-contact time students are expected to complete all the e-learning and complete e-learning related to the BASIC Patient Safety course.
Can I teach Very BASIC in my institution?
The Very BASIC course material is designed to be taught in different institutions. There are no license fees. Course directors should have attended a BASIC instructor course and/or a Very BASIC instructor course. Very BASIC instructor courses are held once a year in Hong Kong to coincide with teaching the material to our medical students.
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