Our FRCEM Primary Course follows the new exam structure and curriculum valid from August 2016 (changes in the exam structure). Click the tabs below for our range of online materials and our new FRCEM blog.
Study online for the FRCEM Primary Exam.
To help candidates prepare for the New FRCEM Primary Examination in their own homes and at their own pace we offer a series of pre-recorded basic sciences webinars which can be viewed online.
The 32 webinars available have been recorded by our experienced faculty and closely follow the Royal College of Emergency Medicine Basic Sciences Curriculum to cover in detail the domains of knowledge required for the exam.
Advantages of our FRCEM primary webinar package include:
- Over 30 hours of basic sciences lectures and practice questions
- online access for 6 months from date of purchase
- wider coverage of the curriculum than is possible on a face to face course
- study in your own time and at your own pace
- rewind and replay the recordings as many time as you want
- streamed to your own computer or device wherever you are (internet connection is required)
We have given a great deal of thought to this package and believe that it covers the overwhelming majority of subjects likely to be encountered in this exam, and that it sets out the material in a way that can be readily understood and learnt from.
Individual webinars can be purchased for as little as £10, and package costs £150 (INR 13,200 or AED 730). You will have online access to purchased webinars as many times as you like for six months. You may want to try a couple of webinars, book the whole set, or just focus on those areas where you think you have more work to do.
We also have institutional packages, so if you have a group of trainees preparing for this exam, we have special rates with individual accounts for your trainees. If you would like to know more please contact us.
Anatomy of the Abdomen
Head and Neck Anatomy 2
Anatomy of the Lower Limb 1 and 2
Anatomy of the Pelvis
Anatomy of the Thorax
Cardiovascular Physiology 1,2 and 3
Microbiology 2 - 5
Pharmacology 1 and 2
Respiratory Physiology 1,2 and 3
Statistics 1 and 2
Upper Limb Anatomy 1,2 and 3
Basic Cell Physiology 1
- Anatomy of the Abdomen
- Head and Neck Anatomy 2
- Anatomy of the Lower Limb 1
- Anatomy of the Lower Limb 2
- Anatomy of the Pelvis
- Anatomy of the Thorax
- Cardiovascular Physiology 1
- Cardiovascular Physiology 2
- Cardiovascular Physiology 3
- Haematology 1
- Microbiology 2
- Microbiology 3
- Microbiology 4
- Microbiology 5
- Pharmacology 1
- Pharmacology 2
- Pharmacology 3
- Renal Physiology
- Respiratory Physiology 1
- Respiratory Physiology 2
- Respiratory Physiology 3
- Statistics 1
- Statistics 2
- Upper Limb Anatomy 1
- Upper Limb Anatomy 2
- Upper Limb Anatomy 3
- GI Physiology
FRCEM Primary Webinar Package
FRCEM Primary Exam Course (London, UK):
Next Courses: 31st October - 2nd November 2018 and 14th - 16th November 2018
Fee: £275 (one day), £495 (two days), £695 (three days)
Course Leads: Dr Ian Stell
Venue: St Olav's Court, 25 Lower Road, Canada Water, London, SE16 2XB
The FRCEM [Fellow Royal College of Emergency Medicine] Primary Examination tests candidates knowledge of the key basic sciences that underpin the practice of Emergency Medicine. The exam consists of 180 single best answer questions (SBAQs) where the candidate must pick the one correct answer from the five possible answers to each question (often called 'best of five' questions). Passing this exam requires a broad and detailed knowledge of the basic medical sciences as presented in the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) Basic Sciences Curriculum, along with a sound understanding of how these relates to emergency medicine.
Our exam revision course aims to help candidates pass this very challenging examination. Practice exam papers containing SBAQ /'best of five' questions will be completed throughout the duration of the course and we will give a series of exam focused lectures from our experienced and knowledgeable faculty. All the important domains of knowledge are covered - anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, pathology, microbiology and statistics/evidence based medicine - and all lectures and teaching materials updated to closely follow the RCEM Basic Sciences Curriculum.
The course leads, Dr Mathew Hall and Dr Ian Stell are both Emergency Physicians with a strong interest in basic sciences (PhD/MD holders) and have been teaching the RCEM Basic Sciences curriculum for over 12 years. Other faculty include Professor Harold Ellis (author of 'Clinical Anatomy'), Dr Robert Whitaker (author of 'Instant Anatomy') and Dr Chet Trivedy (Author of 'Mastering Emergency Medicine').
FRCEM Primary - 5 minutes at a time!
In this section are over 30 brief posts on tricky basic science topics. Posts start with a 'best of five' SBAQ, followed by the answer and full explanation of the topic - all in 3-5 minutes and straight from the RCEM Basic Sciences curriculum.
Question. Which one of the following is NOT correct regarding the cerebral circulation? Cerebral oxygen consumption is about 20% of total body oxygen consumption The brain uses glucose as its main energy source Autoregulation maintains [...]
Question. Regarding the anatomy of the larynx, which one of the following statements is FALSE? It joins the top of the trachea at the level of C6 The vocal cords lie inferior to the epiglottis [...]
FRCEM Primary Revision Essentials: Five and five useful FOAMed articles for your FRCEM Primary revision!
FRCEM Primary Revision Below is a list of ten educational modules, five from RCEM learning and five from Doctors.net.uk Education, which have a basic science focus and are useful for FRCEM primary revision. If you [...]
Question. Which one of the following statements is true regarding the pathophysiology of pulmonary shunts? a. Alveolar ventilation and the alveolar–arterial (A-a) gradient are both increased b. Alveolar ventilation and gas exchange are both reduced [...]
Below is a list of ten educational modules, five from RCEM learning and five from Doctors.net.uk Education, which have a basic science focus and are useful for FRCEM primary revision. If you haven’t found RCEM [...]
Question. Which one of the following statements regarding lithium (Li) is FALSE? a. It has a narrow therapeutic range b. Lithium levels are increased by drugs which induce cytochrome p450 c. Serum lithium levels for [...]
Question. A normally well 17yr old woman is noted to have marked peripheral cyanosis. Pulse oximetry shows oxygen saturations of 79% though a follow up arterial blood gas records a normal Pa02. Which of the [...]
Question. Renal blood flow is increased by which one of the following set of circulating hormones? a. Dopamine and angiotensin II b. Dopamine and renin c.Angiotensin II and renin d.Prostaglandins and angiotensin e.Prostaglandins and dopamine [...]
Question. A young boy with known peanut allergy presents with an anaphylactic reaction after eating Thai food. Which one of the following statements is most true of the pathophysiology of this condition in this boy? [...]
Question. Which of the following is true regarding the action of deltoid muscle? a.It has two distinct parts b.It is supplied by musculocutaneous nerve c.It initiates abduction of the shoulder d.It acts with latissimus dorsi [...]
Question. A young woman presents with a recurrence of her pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). Which one of the following is FALSE regarding this presentation? a.Group B streptococcus is the most common cause b.Chlamydia and gonorrhoea [...]
Question. Which one of the following statements is true of the spread of electrical activity through the heart? a. Conduction velocity in atrio-ventricular (AV) node is 5 meters/second b. Atrioventricular (AV) nodal delay gives ventricles [...]
Question. Angiotensin II has all the following physiological effects EXCEPT which one? a. Increased thirst b. Arteriolar vasoconstriction c. Renin release from the juxtaglomerular apparatus d. Suppression of aldosterone release from the adrenal cortex e. [...]
Question. In a young patient symptomatic from aspirin (salicylate) overdose, which one of the following is true? a.Activated charcoal is ineffective b.Early symptoms are typically visual disturbance and haematemnesis c.Mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation is stimulated d.Persistent [...]
Question. All the following arteries which supply the face and scalp with blood are branches of the external carotid artery EXCEPT which one? a. Facial artery b. Superficial temporal artery c. Maxillary artery d. Ophthalmic [...]
Question. A middle aged man with back pain complains of pain and anaesthesia down the medial aspect of the lower leg. Which one of the following lower limb dermatomes corresponds [...]
Below is a list of ten educational modules from RCEM learning which have a basic science focus and are useful for FRCEM primary revision. If you haven’t found RCEM learning before, it is a great [...]
Question. A 56yr old man with previous cardiac disease presents with palpitations and a broad complex tachycardia on his ECG. Which one of the following electrocardiographic features would indicate that the rhythm is ventricular tachycardia [...]
Question. All the following statements regarding the anion gap are true EXCEPT which one? a. It may be calculated by the formula, anion gap (AG) = ([Na+] + [K+]) − ([Cl-] + [HCO3−]) b. Normal [...]
Question. Which one of the following is correct regarding the anatomy of the fascia iliaca compartment? a.its roof is formed by the fascia lata b.its floor is formed by the fascia iliaca c.the femoral artery [...]
Question. Which one of the following statements is correct regarding the movement of fluid across the capillary endothelium? a. Water and electrolytes are actively transported across the capillary endothelium b. Capillary hydrostatic pressure is greatest [...]
Question. A traveller returning from a tropical country attends the ED with recurrent fevers and at triage has a temperature of 39.8degC and rigors. He has a positive P. Falciparum antigen test. Which one of [...]
Question. A healthy young man suffered a fracture of the tibia and fibula 6 weeks ago, which has been treated in a below elbow plaster cast. The cast is removed at fracture clinic for repeat [...]
Question. Which one of the following statements is FALSE regarding calcium homeostasis in the body? a.99% of plasma calcium is bound to albumin b.low plasma calcium stimulates parathyroid hormone (PTH) secretion c.parathyroid hormone (PTH) stimulates [...]
Question. Ultrafiltration in the renal glomerulus is facilitated by all of the following EXCEPT which one? a.fenestrations within the glomerular capillary endothelium b.positive charge of the glomerular capillary basement membrane c.filtration slits in the epithelium [...]
Question. Which one of the following statements regarding tetanus is correct? a.Clostridium tetani is a gram negative organism b.The period from inoculation to symptoms is 48 hours c.Tetanospasmin blocks acetylcholine receptors at neuromuscular junctions d.Human [...]
Question. The number needed to treat (NNT) can be calculated from which one of the following measures? a.sensitivity b.specificity c.absolute risk reduction d.relative risk reduction e.number needed to harm (NNH) [...]
Question. Which one of the following inflammatory mediators is NOT derived from arachidonic acid? a.bradykinin b.prostaglandin c.thromboxane d.leukotrienes e.prostacyclin [...]
Question. A 40 yr old pedestrian hit by a car and has suffered a fracture to the proximal fibula. On examination, it is noted that he has foot drop and reduced sensation over the lateral [...]
Question. A 56yr old woman with vitiligo becomes hypotensive and generally unwell and is diagnosed with primary adrenocortical insufficiency (Addison’s disease). Which one of the following statements is true of this condition? a. cortisol is [...]
Question. A 60yr old man with widespread malignancy and sinusitis presents with severe headache, fever and proptosis. He is diagnosed with the cavernous sinus syndrome. All of the following structures are at risk of compression [...]
Question. An 18yr old female is seen in the ED with suspected meningococcal meningitis. Which one of the following is true regarding Neisseria meningitidis? a. it is a gram-negative diplococcus bacterium b. it is carried [...]
Question. Which one of the following is correct regarding stroke volume in a healthy person? a. it is the amount of blood expelled from the ventricle in one minute b. it is proportional to left [...]
Question. Which one of the following lung volumes and capacities CANNOT be measured using a spirometer? a. vital capacity (FVC) b. functional residual capacity (FRC) c. forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) d. tidal [...]
Question. A patient attends the ED with an acute ingestion of digoxin and markedly raised serum digoxin levels 8hrs post ingestion. The following are clinical features you would expect to see in this patient EXCEPT [...]
Question. A 15yr old boy suffers a lower brachial plexus injury as a result of grasping at a branch while falling out of a tree. Which of the following statements is correct regarding this boy’s [...]
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