PERIOPERATIVE MEDICINE 1
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Students should be able to understand how patients are managed in preparation for surgery. They will learn to stratify their risks according to the ASA system. They will have to know about main anesthetic techniques and their complications. Students will be able to detect and quantify postoperative pain using common scales, and to recognize postoperative complications.
Course contents summary
The first lessons will cover preoperative evaluations of surgical patients. We will explain important points about medical history, how to manage certain medications, and lab and diagnostic tests. The American Association of Anesthesiologists Physical Status Class classification will also be covered.
In the second part, we will cover basic concepts in anesthesia and perioperative complications.
In the third part we will teach you about postoperative pain, pharmacology, administration and complications of pain drugs. We will also explain how to evaluate pain in adults, children, seniors, etc…
Presentations and medical bibliography will be handed out.
Assessment methods and criteria
In oral exams, students will have to demonstrate achievement of learning goals as detailed above. They may be asked to simulate or describe how they would perform evaluations pertinent to this course.
Three major questions will be asked, graded 0 through 10; more details may be inquired about during one answer, for a chance to improve a student's grade. Grades will be added up to form the final exam score.