Courses

Advanced Learning in Palliative Medicine: Online Courses from the CSPCP

Exam preparation and self study modules

As a service to our Members, the CSPCP has developed some online study modules to help physicians prepare for the Royal College examination for the Subspecialty in Palliative Medicine. The modules can also be used for self-study.

The online study modules were written and reviewed by a team of CSPCP members who generously contributed their time and expertise to help their fellow members. The module leaders were Drs. Ebru Kaya (Chair), Roger Ghoche, Sonya Lowe, and Mino Mitri. The names of their writing teams and reviewers are listed within each module.

The volunteer team developed materials in four topic areas that were most highly rated on a May 2018 member survey about the exam. Additional modules may be developed in future years.

Topics and Pricing

Please note that courses are non-refundable.

*CSPCP Membership information is available here

Format

Each module includes:
● Cases
● Questions and answers, using the short answer formatdescribed by the Royal College.
● Information pertaining to the Royal College objectives of training for that topic
● Take home messages
● References



Sample screen shots

Examples of topics and format: https://tinyurl.com/cspcp-pepc

Disclaimer

The writers and reviewers have no involvement with either the Palliative Medicine Subspecialty Exam Committee or those writing the actual examination questions for the 2019 examination. Completion of the study modules does not guarantee that you will “pass” these sections of the exam. The intent is to help you prepare. The modules were written to align with the Royal College objectives of training for each topic and the writers have provided practice questions that reflect their understanding of the style of questions.

Liability disclaimer

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Additional information about the exam

Information about the subspecialty examination format, objectives of training and suggested resource materials are posted on the Royal College web site, along with examples of what they mean by “short answer” questions. “Short answer” may not be what you think, so please take a look.

INFORMATION ABOUT THE ROYAL COLLEGE SHORT ANSWER QUESTION (SAQ) FORMAT

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