House Officer Preparatory & Bridging Course: Excel in the Clinical Foundation Training

Event Date : 17/11/2018
Event Time : 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Materials : Download PDF

This intensive house officer bridging course will prepare you for the challenges of housemanship. Through a mixture of seminars, hands-on sessions and simulation stations you will be up to speed with the necessary clinical and communication skills to negotiate common patient encounters and emergency situations. Valuable tips from experts in their field will ensure that you will develop skills to face your houseman role with confidence.

Course Objectives

  • To impart “hands-on” experience in procedures commonly encountered in housemanship
  • To gain experience on the management of common medical and surgical encounters
  • To develop the essential skills in approaching common emergencies
  • To impart the necessary skills in negotiating difficult patient encounters
  • To develop strategies on coping with job-related stress
  • To give some of those lesser known “top tips” to help you get ready for those exciting first day on the wards!


  1. Acute emergencies – the houseman’s role
  2. ECG, CXR and results interpretation – what next for a house officer?
  3. Neonatal Resuscitation Programme
  4. The pocket essentials in Paediatrics – don’t forget that toy!
  5. Blood transfusion, IV fluids and insulin
  6. Performing a spontaneous vaginal delivery
  7. Pleural aspiration, chest tube and urinary catheterization
  8. Consent – what not to do!
  9. Dealing with burnout. Coping with stress
  10. Effective communication skills for challenging patients and staff
  11. Assisting the irritated Specialist: Learn to be efficient and competent

Keynote Speakers

  • Prof Dato’ Dr Kandasami
    Master of Academy of Medicine of Malaysia, Surgery
  • Prof Dato’ Dr Sivalingam Nalliah
  • Prof Zainur Rashid
  • Prof Lum Siew Kheong
  • Prof Kwa Siew Kim
    Family Medicine
  • Prof Dr James Koh
    Internal Medicine
  • A/Prof Datuk Dr Kuan Geok Lan
  • A/Prof Datuk Dr Soo Thian Lian
  • A/Prof Datuk Dr Sethuraman Nagappan
    Internal Medicine
  • A/Prof Dr Arshad Ikram
  • And many more esteemed clinicians…

 Registration Fee

Early Bird (By 30 September 2018) RM400
Regular RM600
IMU Alumni RM420
Student (Non-IMU) RM420
Student (IMU) RM300
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