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Applied physiology

MRCS candidates should:

  • Have a working knowledge of general physiological principles that maintain homeostasis
  • Understand the principles of all types of shock and autoregulation
  • Understand the physiological changes of sepsis, SIRS and septic shock
  • Have a knowledge of the physiology of specific organ systems
  • Understand applied clinical respiratory physiology relevant to the peri-operative period
  • Have knowledge of the function of each part of the nephron
  • Understand metabolic pathways relevant to energy and lactate production, shock and blood sugar control

General physiology

System specific physiology

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