Examination Anaesthesia 2e is a detailed guide to aid the approach of anaesthetic trainees sitting the final fellowship examination of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA).
The format of the ANZCA final examination has evolved in recent years, and this update to the exam guide aims to keep pace with those developments. All of the requirements of the FANZCA training scheme and components of the final examination are detailed, including a breakdown of the marking scheme and recent results.
Relevant resources (including new developments on the College website, textbooks,
journals and exam courses) and practical strategies for restructuring life around
exam preparation are provided. Separate chapters based on the major components
of the written and clinical examinations, and a broad list of reference and
review articles are included.
New To This Edition:
- details of the new examination format, including altered component weighting, spatial and temporal separation of medical and anaesthesia vivas
- upgraded information on ANZCA exam preparation courses
- an expanded chapter on approaching the exam’s written components
- expansion of the medical viva chapter to include 21 case examples with increased representation of cardiovascular, endocrine and neurological conditions
- dissection of recent exams, listing short answer and viva questions under relevant topic headings to assist study
- a rewritten data interpretation section with a focus on anaesthetic practice - many new radiographs, electrocardiographs and other tabulated data, including echocardiography, arterial blood gas analysis, coagulation studies and sleep studies
- a completely updated reference and review article section
Table of Contents:
List of abbreviations
Chapter 1: Overview of the FANZCA final examination
Chapter 2: Preparation for the final examination
Chapter 3: The written examination
Chapter 4: The medical vivas
Chapter 5: The anaesthesia vivas
Chapter 6: Data interpretation for the ANZCA examination
Chapter 7: Useful reference and review articles
By Christopher Thomas, BMedsc, MBBS, FANZCA, Consultant Visiting Medical Officer (Anaesthesia), The Ipswich Hospital; Specialist Anaesthetist, St Andrews Ipswich Hospital & Ipswich Day Hospital; Clinical Senior Lecturer, School of Medicine, University of Queensland, Brisbane and Christopher Butler, MBBS FANZCA MPH & TM CertDHM PGDipEcho, Senior Staff Specialist, Department of Anaesthesia, The Townsville Hospital; Clinical Senior Lecturer, School fo Medicine, James Cook University, Townsville.