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. 

Here is the schedule of events in 2016.

Jan 2nd

 Pharmacology and Toxicology

Jan 9th

 Miscellaneous Topics

Jan 16th

 Trauma, Burns, Drowning

Jan 23rd

 Cardiac Arrest and Resuscitation

Jan 30th

 Cardiothoracic ICU

Feb 1 : close of applications

Feb 6th

Endocrinology Metabolism and Nutrition
Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Feb 13th

Renal Failure and Dialysis

Electrolytes and Fluids

Feb 20th

Pregnancy, Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Neonatal and Paediatric Problems

Feb 27th

Airway Management

Mar 5th

Statistics and Interpretation of Evidence
Administration and Data Management

March 10th - written exam

March 12th

 Infectious Disease Antibiotics and Sepsis

March 19th

 Infectious Disease Antibiotics and Sepsis

March 26th

 Respiratory Medicine and Mechanical Ventilation

April 2nd

 Respiratory Medicine and Mechanical Ventilation

April 9th

 Neurology and Neurosurgery

April 16th

 Neurology and Neurosurgery

April 23rd

 Acid-Base Disorders

April 30th

 Equipment and Procedures

May 7th

 Haematology and Oncology

May 14th

 Cardiology

May 19th-20th: oral section

May 21st

 Pharmacology and Toxicology

May 28th

 Miscellaneous Topics

June 4th

 Trauma, Burns, Drowning

June 11th

 Cardiac Arrest and Resuscitation

June 18th

 Cardiothoracic ICU

June 25th

Endocrinology Metabolism and Nutrition

July 2nd

Gastroenterology and Hepatology

July 9th

Renal Failure and Dialysis

July 15th: close of applications

July 16th

Electrolytes and Fluids

July 23rd

Pregnancy, Obstetrics and Gynaecology

July 30th

Neonatal and Paediatric Problems

August 6th

Airway Management

August 13th

Statistics and Interpretation of Evidence
Administration and Data Management

August 15th:  written exam

August 20th

Infectious Disease Antibiotics and Sepsis

August 27th

Infectious Disease Antibiotics and Sepsis

Sept 3rd

Infectious Disease Antibiotics and Sepsis

Sept 10th

Respiratory Medicine and Mechanical Ventilation

Sept 17th

 Respiratory Medicine and Mechanical Ventilation

Sept 24th

Respiratory Medicine and Mechanical Ventilation

Oct 1st

Neurology and Neurosurgery

Oct 8th

Neurology and Neurosurgery

October 13th and 14th: oral section

Oct 15th

 Neurology and Neurosurgery

Oct 22nd

Acid-Base Disorders

Oct 29th

Acid-Base Disorders

Nov 5th

 Acid-Base Disorders

Nov 12th

 Equipment and Procedures

Nov 19th

Equipment and Procedures

Nov 26th

Equipment and Procedures

Dec 3rd

Haematology and Oncology

Dec 10th

Haematology and Oncology

Dec 17th

Cardiology

Dec 24th

Cardiology

Dec 31st

Pharmacology and Toxicology

A 43-week preparation schedule

  1. Infectious diseases: week 1
  2. Infectious diseases: week 2
  3. Infectious diseases: week 3
  4. Respiratory: week 1
  5. Respiratory: week 2
  6. Respiratory: week 3
  7. Acid-base: week 1
  8. Acid-base: week 2
  9. Neurology and neurosurgery: week 1
  10. Neurology and neurosurgery: week 2
  11. Equipment and procedures: week 1
  12. Equipment and procedures: week 2
  13. Haematology and oncology: week 1
  14. Haematology and oncology: week 2
  15. Cardiology: week 1
  16. Cardiology: week 2
  17. Trauma: week 1
  18. Trauma: week 2
  19. Pharmacology and toxicology: week 1
  20. Pharmacology and toxicology: week 2
  21. Miscellanea
  22. Cardiac arrest and resuscitation
  23. Cardiothoracic ICU
  24. Endocrinology, metabolism and nutrition
  25. Renal failure and dialysis
  26. Gastroenterology and hepatology
  27. Electrolytes and fluids
  28. Statistics and interpretation of evidence
  29. Airway management
  30. Pregnancy and obstatrics
  31. Neonatal and paediatric problems
  32. Communication and ethics
  33. Statistics again
  34. Assorted vivas - session 1
  35. Assorted vivas - session 2
  36. Assorted vivas - session 3
  37. Assorted vivas - session 4
  38. Assorted vivas - session 5
  39. Assorted vivas - session 6
  40. Assorted vivas - session 7
  41. Assorted vivas - session 8
  42. Assorted vivas - session 9
  43. Assorted vivas - session 10

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

Pregnancy and obstatrics

Acid-base: week 2

February 20, 2017

Neonatal and paediatric problems

Neurology and neurosurgery: week 1

February 27, 2017

Communication and ethics

Neurology and neurosurgery: week 2

March 6, 2017

Statistics again

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

Pregnancy and obstatrics

July 24, 2017

Neonatal and paediatric problems

July 31, 2017

Communication and ethics

August 7, 2017

Infectious diseases: week 1

Statistics again

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