POM5001 - Perioperative management of the cardiac patient

 

12 points, SCA Band 3, 0.250 EFTSL

Level Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Offered Semester 1, 2017 (27 February 2017 - 26 May 2017)
Coordinator(s) Dr Enjarn Lin, Dr Stuart Hastings
 

Notes

Please note that Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for POM5001 (Perioperative Management of the Cardiac Patient), will apply to all students who have previously completed the Short Course in Perioperative Medicine prior to and including 2013. No RPL will apply for students completing the Perioperative Medicine Short course in 2014 or beyond.

 

Synopsis

Cardiac disease is increasing in prevalence and creates a number of perioperative diagnostic and management dilemmas. This unit aims to consolidate and extend the student's knowledge of the pathophysiology of cardiac disease, and review the perioperative interventions that can be applied to improve patient outcome.

 

Outcomes

  1.  Correlate the pathogenesis of coronary artery disease, cardiac failure, hypertension, valvular lesions and pulmonary hypertension with patient history and clinical examination.
  2.  Critically appraise the perioperative management plan for a patient with pre-existing cardiovascular disease who is undergoing non-cardiac surgery.
  3.  Use the findings from perioperative cardiac investigations to stratify a patient's perioperative cardiovascular risk.
  4.  Perform a thorough examination of the cardiac patient and formulate a suitable/appropriate/feasible management plan.
  5.  Organize an appropriate perioperative plan to maximize the patient's perioperative outcome
  6.  Work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary Perioperative Medicine team
 

Format of unit

  1.  Online course content.
 

Assessments

  1.  Essay (3000 words) = 26%
  2.  MCQ exam (1 hour) = 10%
  3.  Four Short Essays (1000 words each at 12% each) = 48%
  4.  Two Group Case Assignments (2500 words per group at 8% each) = 16%
 

 

Time commitment

Approximately 20 hours per week

 

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Paul Myles

 

Unit Co-ordinators

Dr. Stuart Hastings

Dr. Enjarn Lin

 

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