AWSOME

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Example Programme

The AWSOME course maximises the opportunity for candidates to practice SAQ technique and receive feedback on their efforts. Knowledge components of the course have been selected to aid targeted revision in the run up to the examination rather than aiming to cover the whole syllabus. The format of each course component is as follows:
 
  • Lecture - Lectures on carefully selected aspects of the syllabus in which candidates often perform poorly.
  • Feedback - Individually tailored feedback on your SAQ performance will be delivered in a 1:2 examiner:candidate ratio.
  • Practice - Selected SAQs on topics which RCOA examination reports suggest are consistently poorly answered.
  • Tutorial - Develop a model answer in small groups under the guidance of an examiner.
  • Examination - Practice the new techniques you have learnt with an examination to conclude each day.
 

Day One

Time

Topic

08:30 - 08:40
Introduction
08:40 - 09:10
Lecture: Question technique
09:10 - 09:40
Feedback on pre-course SAQs
09:40 - 10:10
Practice: 2 practice SAQs
10:10 - 10:30
Tutorial: Model answers
10:30 - 10:50
Feedback on SAQs
10:50 - 11:10
Coffee
11:10 - 11:40
Practice: 2 practice SAQs
11:40 - 12:00
Tutorial: Model answers
12:00 - 12:20
Feedback on SAQs
12:20 - 13:20
Lunch
13:20 - 13:50
Lecture: Pharmacology
13:50 - 14:20
Practice: 2 practice SAQs
14:20 - 14:40
Tutorial: Model answers
14:40 - 15:00
Feedback on SAQs
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee
15:30 - 16:30
Examination: 4 SAQs
 

Day Two

Time

Topic

08:30 - 08:50
Feedback on SAQ Examination
08:50 - 09:20
Lecture: Hot topics in safety
09:20 - 09:50
Practice: 2 practice SAQs
09:50 - 10:10
Tutorial: Model answers
10:10 - 10:30
Feedback on SAQs
10:30 - 10:50
Lecture: Cardiothoracics
10:50 - 11:10
Coffee
11:10 - 11:40
Practice: 2 practice SAQs
11:40 - 12:00
Tutorial: Model answers
12:00 - 12:20
Feedback on SAQs
12:20 - 13:20
Lunch
13:20 - 13:50
Practice: Rapid fire MCQs
13:50 - 14:20
Practice: 2 practice SAQs
14:20 - 14:40
Tutorial: Model answers
14:40 - 15:00
Feedback on SAQs
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee
15:30 - 16:10
Examination: SBAs
16:10 - 16:30
SBA feedback