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Total past SAQs:
271
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22.66%
) →
25.00%
weighting
Total suitable learning outcomes:
503
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42.06%
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25.00%
weighting
Total medical conditions:
122
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10.20%
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15.00%
weighting
Total surgical procedures:
105
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8.78%
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10.00%
weighting
Total investigations:
18
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1.51%
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5.00%
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Total crises & problems:
129
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10.79%
) →
10.00%
weighting
Total procedures:
48
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4.01%
) →
10.00%
weighting
Total possible SAQs:
1196

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1
A 65-year-old patient with type 2 diabetes is unable to dorsiflex her left foot 24 hours after undergoing a left total knee joint replacement under spinal anaesthesia and a left femoral nerve block.
Discuss the possible causes of this problem. (50%)
Outline how you would manage this situation. (50%)
Open
Past SAQ
0.04
2
(a) List the major surgical steps when performing a(n) craniotomy for intracranial tumour (30%)
(b) What are the perioperative anaesthetic considerations for this procedure? (70%)
Open
Surgical Procedure
0.04
3
Describe your approach to the management of a fat embolism
Open
Crisis or Problem
0.08
4
(a) List the major surgical steps when performing a(n) removal of multiple skin lesions (30%)
(b) What are the perioperative anaesthetic considerations for this procedure? (70%)
Open
Surgical Procedure
0.1
5
Describe your response to a formal complaint made by a patient about you to your head of department.
Open
Past SAQ
0.22
6
Describe how you would perform a(n) lumbar epidural block, including a description of anatomy where relevant
Open
Procedure
0.26
7
Evaluate the use of intravenous lignocaine infusions for perioperative analgesia.

Open
Past SAQ
0.46
8
Describe indicators of non-accidental injury in paediatric populations and outline an appropriate course of action when non-accidental injury is suspected
Open
Learning Outcome
0.48
9
Describe how you would perform pulmonary artery catheter insertion, including a description of anatomy where relevant
Open
Procedure
0.54
10
Describe the innervation relevant to the stages of labour (30%). Evaluate the regional analgesia options for each stage (70%).
Open
Past SAQ
0.69
11
A 20 year old patient has been successfully resuscitated from suspected anaphylaxis. Describe your immediate and longer term post crisis management.
Open
Past SAQ
0.73
12
Briefly outline the pathophysiology of bronchiectasis (10%)
How would you assess the severity and stability of bronchiectasis in a patient presenting to pre-admission clinic in terms of history and examination? (60%)
What investigations would be relevant to assessing this disease and what findings would you expect? (30%)
Open
Medical Condition
0.78
13
Briefly outline the pathophysiology of anorexia nervosa (10%)
How would you assess the severity and stability of anorexia nervosa in a patient presenting to pre-admission clinic in terms of history and examination? (60%)
What investigations would be relevant to assessing this disease and what findings would you expect? (30%)
Open
Medical Condition
0.78
14
Describe your approach to the management of drowning/near drowning
Open
Crisis or Problem
0.8
15
Describe the principles of adult learning relevant to medical education, including the challenges and opportunities presented by learning in clinical settings, and strategies to enhance learning
Open
Learning Outcome
0.8
16
Describe the role of anaesthetists in advocating collectively for patient health and safety
(Refer to College professional document PS59 Statement on Roles in Anaesthesia and Perioperative Care)
Open
Learning Outcome
0.9
17
Outline the management of pneumonia in the intensive care setting
Open
Learning Outcome
0.9
18
Outline how functional assessment is used in perioperative risk assessment
Open
Learning Outcome
0.93
19
Briefly outline the pathophysiology of cerebrovascular disease (embolic and haemorrhagic) (10%)
How would you assess the severity and stability of cerebrovascular disease (embolic and haemorrhagic) in a patient presenting to pre-admission clinic in terms of history and examination? (60%)
What investigations would be relevant to assessing this disease and what findings would you expect? (30%)
Open
Medical Condition
0.98
20
Describe the principal components of a(n) echocardiogram (30%)
What abnormalities might be present in this investigation that would be relevant to anaesthetic management? (70%)
Open
Investigation
0.99
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