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Lecture 1 ***PNEUMOTHORAX AND PLEURAL EFFUSION – by Dr. Robert Watson – Thursday 27th February 2014 – 8.30pm***   Learning Outcomes: 1.Types of pneumothorax, i.e. simple vs tension, primary vs secondary 2.Clinical features and the treatment and management for pneumothorax including indications for chest drain insertion 3.Causes of pleural effusion (transudate vs exudate) 4.Clinical features and appropriate investigation of a pleural effusion (pleural tap, CT scan, pleural biopsy)   Lecture 2 ***VASCULAR OSCE - a key to finalist success - by Mr Joseph Shalhoub – Monday 3rd March 2014 – 9pm***   Learning objectives: 1. To understand the risk factors, clinical presentation, and evaluation of peripheral vascular disease 2. To perform a clinical examination of the peripheral vascular system. 3. To discuss the options for management in peripheral vascular disease.   Lecture 3 **ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSMS - By Mr Joseph Shalhoub - Wednesday 19th March 2014 - 9pm**   Learning outcomes: 1. The definition and classification of aortic aneurysms 2. Understand the pathogenesis, and risk factors for aneurysm development and rupture 3. Know the different modes of presentation and complications of aortic aneurysm 4. Understand the management options for patients with aneurysms 5. Know the key trials in abdominal aortic aneurysm   Lecture 4 ***LIVER DISEASE - by Dr. Robert Watson – Wednesday 26th March 2014 – 8.30pm***   Learning Objectives: 1. Causes: alcoholic, auto-immune, viral, metabolic. 2. The investigation of liver disease and appropriate long term management. 3. Complications including ascites, gastrointestinal haemorrhage, ascites, encephalopathy   Lecture 5 **Complications of Alcoholic Liver Disease** - Dr Robert Watson- Thursday 10th April 2014 at 8.30 pm.   Learning outcomes:   1. To understand the complications related to alcoholic liver disease. - Ascites - Hepatic encephalopathy - Upper GI bleed - Acute alcohol withdrawal   2. To recognise the signs and symptoms of these complications.   3. To discuss the management options for these patients. Lecture 6 **Bowel obstruction** - by Dr. Henna Rafique Thursday 17th April 2014 at 9pm   Learning outcomes:   1. Understand the pathophysiology for small and large bowel obstruction, and complete and partial bowel obstruction. 2. List the common causes of bowel obstruction 3. Understand the investigation pathways for patients presenting with bowel obstruction and how to interpret results and images. 4. Describe the management and treatment options for these patients.   Lecture 7 ***OSCE- ECG Made Easy***- by Dr. Fielder Camm - Monday 21st April 2014 at 10.00am   Learning Objectives:   1. A structured approach to the ECG 2. Vascular Territories and changes in the ECG with STEMI and NSTEMI 3. Other more complex, and “not-to-miss” abnormalities of the ECG 4. The management of ECG findings in association with the clinical picture   Lecture 8 ***EMERGENCIES: Diabetic Ketoacidosis ***- by Dr Anna Pouncey – Monday 12th May 2014 at 8pm   Learning objectives: 1. To understand the clinical presentation and evaluation of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) 2. To know the criteria for diagnosis of DKA 3. To discuss the acute and longer term management of patients presenting with DKA