ACEM recommended Textbooks:
- Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease: Kumar, Abbas, Fausto, Aster (Saunders Elsevier) 8th, 2009
- Ganong Review of Medical Physiology Barrett, Brooks, Boitano, Barman (McGraw Hill) 23rd, 2009 [pathophysiology reference]
College Resource Information
- Candidates are expected to have a detailed understanding of the general principles of the pathology of common diseases. Diseases of relevance to the practice of Emergency Medicine are particularly important and will be concentrated upon in the examination.
- Candidates are advised to familiarise themselves with the syllabus and MCQ matrix, as these outline the areas of most importance and are a guide to the examination content.
- Microbiology will not be examined as a separate subject, but those aspects that bear directly on infectious disease will be considered part of the syllabus.
- Genetic and molecular pathology are not emphasised in the pathology syllabus and exam.
- The LOA is indicated for an entire chapter, but subsections may have increased or decreased emphasis as specifically indicated – eg. the entire chapter on cellular injury (2) will be assessed at LOA2, but the subsections on cellular adaptation (2.1) and mechanism of cell injury (2.2) will be assessed at LOA1.