Study Group Schedule for 2016-2017

 

The local study group meets weekly. It takes the form of SAQ practice papers, organised by topic and performed under exam conditions. For those playing at home, the objective is to do each question in under 8 minutes (or less if possible).

The current Westmead study group schedule schedule allows one meeting on Saturday (for those attending the first paper of the year) and one meeting on Sunday (for those sitting in the second half). Each meeting should go for about two hours. Not everybody is expected to make it. In addition, Hot Case sessions will (should) occur each week on Wednesday. 

2017

Week Start First Sitting
(Saturday session)
Second sitting
(Sunday session)
December 26, 2016

Cardiothoracic ICU

Infectious diseases: week 1

January 2, 2017

Endocrinology, metabolism and nutrition

Infectious diseases: week 2

January 9, 2017

Renal failure and dialysis

Infectious diseases: week 3

January 16, 2017

Gastroenterology and hepatology

Respiratory: week 1

January 23, 2017

Electrolytes and fluids

Respiratory: week 2

January 30, 2017

Statistics and interpretation of evidence

Respiratory: week 3

Applications close on the 3rd of February

February 6, 2017

Airway management

Acid-base: week 1

February 13, 2017

Administration and data management

Acid-base: week 2

February 20, 2017

Pregnancy and obstetrics

Neurology and neurosurgery: week 1

February 27, 2017

Neonatal and paediatric problems

Neurology and neurosurgery: week 2

March 6, 2017

Communication and ethics

Equipment and procedures: week 1

Written section is on the 8th of March

March 13, 2017

Assorted vivas - session 1

Equipment and procedures: week 2

March 20, 2017

Assorted vivas - session 2

Haematology and oncology: week 1

March 27, 2017

Assorted vivas - session 3

Haematology and oncology: week 2

April 3, 2017

Assorted vivas - session 4

Cardiology: week 1

April 10, 2017

Assorted vivas - session 5

Cardiology: week 2

April 17, 2017

Assorted vivas - session 6

Trauma: week 1

April 24, 2017

Assorted vivas - session 7

Trauma: week 2

May 1, 2017

Assorted vivas - session 8

Pharmacology and toxicology: week 1

May 8, 2017

Assorted vivas - session 9

Pharmacology and toxicology: week 2

May 15, 2017

Assorted vivas - session 10

Miscellanea

Oral section is in Perth, on the 18th and 19th of May

May 22, 2017

 

Cardiac arrest and resuscitation

May 29, 2017

 

Cardiothoracic ICU

June 5, 2017

 

Endocrinology, metabolism and nutrition

June 12, 2017

 

Renal failure and dialysis

June 19, 2017

 

Gastroenterology and hepatology

June 26, 2017

 

Electrolytes and fluids

July 3, 2017

 

Statistics and interpretation of evidence

Applications close on the 7th of July

July 10, 2017

 

Airway management

July 17, 2017

 

Administration and data management

July 24, 2017

 

Pregnancy and obstetrics

July 31, 2017

 

Neonatal and paediatric problems

August 7, 2017

Infectious diseases: week 1

Communication and ethics

Written section is on the 14th of August

August 14, 2017

Infectious diseases: week 2

Assorted vivas - session 1

August 21, 2017

Infectious diseases: week 3

Assorted vivas - session 2

August 28, 2017

Respiratory: week 1

Assorted vivas - session 3

September 4, 2017

Respiratory: week 2

Assorted vivas - session 4

September 11, 2017

Respiratory: week 3

Assorted vivas - session 5

September 18, 2017

Acid-base: week 1

Assorted vivas - session 6

September 25, 2017

Acid-base: week 2

Assorted vivas - session 7

October 2, 2017

Neurology and neurosurgery: week 1

Assorted vivas - session 8

October 9, 2017

Neurology and neurosurgery: week 2

Assorted vivas - session 9

October 16, 2017

Equipment and procedures: week 1

Assorted vivas - session 10

Oral section is in Melbourne, on the 19th and 20th of October.

October 23, 2017

Equipment and procedures: week 2

 

October 30, 2017

Haematology and oncology: week 1

 

November 6, 2017

Haematology and oncology: week 2

 

November 13, 2017

Cardiology: week 1

 

November 20, 2017

Cardiology: week 2

 

November 27, 2017

Trauma: week 1

 

December 4, 2017

Trauma: week 2

 

December 11, 2017

Pharmacology and toxicology: week 1

 

December 18, 2017

Pharmacology and toxicology: week 2

 

December 25, 2017

Miscellanea