Practical Examination

The notes here include all of the practicals from all of the phase 1 courses compiled together, as originally there was only one summative practical examination at the end of the phase. Now, there are multiple practical examinations held throughout phase 1. To use these notes, you will have to determine which parts are applicable to the particular exam you are preparing to sit.


The nature of my practical examination resources varies between the subjects examined:
  • Anatomy, histology and histopathology - No notes are provided here. Much of this is identification. To prepare, I would recommend:
    • Flash cards if possible (note that my histopathology flash cards are no longer available on here).
    • Using a good anatomy atlas (Netter is alright, but an atlas of real-life specimens such as Rohen et al. is preferable) to practice identifying structures with the labels covered.
    • The UNSW Anatomy Images CD-ROM, which is available through the faculty, and has labelled photographs of anatomy specimens from the UNSW collection, with interactive quizzes and more.
    • Quizzes in Liz Tancred's Brainstorm software for neuroanatomy.
  • Biochemistry, Pharmacology and Physiology - For these three subjects, I have a short summary of each practical in the Phase, which you will find below as compiled collections for each of the three disciplines (Please note that for biochemistry, notes on the Gene Therapy and Estrogen Receptor Binding practicals are absent, and for physiology, notes on the ECG practical are absent).
  • Microbiology - As there is quite a lot of overlap between microbiology practicals, instead of having a practical-by-practical summary, I have instead compiled summaries of key areas that apply across many practicals. This includes types of cultures, staining techniques, biochemical tests, and a summary table of every pathogen encountered in the Phase 1 practicals.




Disclaimer: Notes contained on this site were devised primarily for my personal use, and I share them only as a favour to others. They are not official releases of New College or the University of New South Wales. I cannot vouch for their complete accuracy, and cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies or deficiencies. Hopefully they may be a useful supplement to official material and textbooks for some people, but they should certainly not be considered an alternative. In the case of any discrepancies between official class material and these notes, the former should be relied upon. The notes are made available for personal use only, and should not be distributed.


 
  
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Matt Schiller,
Mar 20, 2011, 7:37 AM
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Matt Schiller,
Mar 20, 2011, 7:37 AM
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