Welcome to Anatomy PAA 1015 (Year 1 Semester 1). Please download all the teaching material & guide from GOALS for your references.

This course is the second phase (year 6) of General Surgery which emphasize on the clinical skills acquired by history taking, physical examination to get the competency in understanding of the disease and management of the patient. Furthermore, good communication skills and ethics in patient care is inevitable which will be emphasized and implemented during the clinical posting. The teaching and learning process takes place during postings in ward rounds, operating theatre, clinic, student seminars, inter department conferences and on-call duties. Teaching methods also include bedside teaching through demonstration by the teachers and case presentation by students. The end of posting assessment consists of continuous assessment (attendance, attitude, seminar presentation, case presentation, log book, case reports), and summative assessment (Multiple Choice Question, Patient Management Problems and Clinical Examination).

The art of medicine require not only skills in clinical acumen but also reasoning. Since this is the second direct exposure to the hospital medicine for the students, this module will continue the already established traditional approach on patient’s history taking, clinical examination and formulation on problem list. The focus of PAM401A extended more including investigative methods and planning towards a problem list and a holistic approach on acute and long-term management.

This course will highlight the relevant knowledge of common diseases in hospital medicine practice in order to facilitate work as housemen and to a certain extent, medical officers. The soft-skills of communication and professionalism, including presentation is refined. Competence skills, such as recognising medical emergencies, diagnostic skills and breath of patient management is developed.

2 weeks is allocated for an introduction to Dermatology subspecialty. This encompass both in-patient and outpatient setting at Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah, Klang. The emphasis of other medical subspecialty, namely cardiology, respiratory medicine, neurology, gastroenterology, nephrology, endocrinology, haematology, rheumatology, infectious diseases, emergency medicine, palliative and geriatric medicine, and radiology in medicine will be focused throughout the rest of the module. 

Active participation of lecturers and students are required to facilitate the course objectives. The lecturers, as well as other resources in the hospital, act both as facilitator and mentor. Attendance and active participation are therefore, compulsory.