BMSC3046 Surgery and Emergency Medicine (3 units)
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Surgery is a discipline of medicine that treats diseases, injuries, and deformities by manual or operative methods. The objective of this course is to provide the CM students with basic vocabulary, general knowledge, and surgical principles rather than operational technical details. Students are expected to know basic knowledge about surgery and surgical patients, how to treat minor wounds, burns, fractures and other minor injuries.
Emergency medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with evaluation and initial treatment of medical conditions caused by trauma or sudden illness. It is a relatively new discipline and may involve different branches of medicine. It is important that students have a general view of various emergency conditions commonly encountered in clinical practice, their clinical features, diagnosis, investigations and the initial emergency management. The aim of this course is to give students a basic knowledge of Emergency Medicine in particular for the following aspects: (1) emergency service in Hong Kong; (2) principles of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and life support; (3) common emergent conditions including medical, surgical, pediatric, obstetric, gynecological and environmental; (4) poisoning and pharmacovigilance; and (5) trauma and common injuries.
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