Course Description



IMGSOS AMC CAT (MCQ) 6 week accelerated course



This course is designed to direct your study and give you a clear "road map" to cover all the content required for the AMC exam. The AMC exams require a lot of work and study for you to succeed, but we will be there every step of the way to guide and support your progress.

Over the next 6 weeks we will cover a broad range of content that has been blueprinted to match the content and weighting of the AMC exam. You will see video content, be directed with resources and links, be challenged with quizzes and take part in class discussions on important topics. We understand the AMC exam and what it takes to be successful. This course contains all the content of our standard 12 week AMC course, but accelerated at a rapid rate for coverage closer to exams. It will be a lot of work, but worth it!

The course is detailed, fast paced and flexible; you can study anywhere in the world that you can access a computer and an internet connection. So what are you waiting for?

Enrol now and lets get started!

A/Prof Lyndal Parker-Newlyn

Medical Director IMGSOS





IMG SOS

IMG SOS is listed by the Australian Medical Council (AMC) as a bridging course provider. It offers personalized and online courses that address the specific needs of each student to help him/her achieve a great result.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module - Overview and Introduction

    • Overview of your course

    • Welcome from the Medical Director

    • Course release and UTC

    • Intro lesson 1 - Introduction to the AMC exam

    • Intro lesson 2 - Medical content of the AMC MCQ CAT exam

    • Intro lesson 3 - What is a computer adaptive test? (CAT)

    • Intro lesson 4 - Recommended resources for the AMC MCQ

    • Intro lesson 5 - Australian health in context

    • Intro lesson 6 - Introduction to the Australian health system

    • Intro discussion forum - Meet your classmates

    • INTRO Resource: Further readings on the Australian health system

  • 2

    Module 1.1: Adult medicine - CARDIOVASCULAR

    • Introduction to module 1.1 cardiovascular disease

    • Overview of cardiovascular content for AMC MCQ

    • CVS lesson 1 - An approach to a patient with chest pain

    • CVS lesson 2 - Cardiovascular disease

    • CVS Resource: Calgary Guides Ischaemic heart disease

    • CVS lesson 3 - Acute coronary syndrome

    • CVS lesson 4 - ECG hints and tips

    • CVS lesson 5 - Assessing cardiovascular risk

    • CVS lesson 6 - Managing cardiovascular risk factors

    • CVS lesson 7 - Arrhythmia

    • CVS lesson 8- Cardiac failure

    • CVS lesson 9 - Hypertension

  • 3

    Module 1.2: Adult medicine - RESPIRATORY

    • Introduction to module 1.2 respiratory disease

    • Overview of respiratory content for AMC MCQ

    • RESP lesson 1 - An approach to a patient with respiratory symptoms

    • RESP lesson 2 - COPD

    • RESP Resource - Stepwise Management of Stable COPD

    • RESP lesson 3 - Asthma

    • RESP VIDEO - What is the link between aspirin and asthma?

    • RESP lesson 4 - Bronchiectasis

    • RESP lesson 5 - Pneumonia

    • RESP lesson 6 - Pulmonary embolus

    • RESP lesson 7 - interstitial lung disease

  • 4

    Module 1.3: Adult medicine - DIGESTIVE / LIVER

    • Introduction to module 1.3 Gastrointestinal disease

    • Overview of gastrointestinal/liver content for AMC MCQ

    • GIL lesson 1 - Approach to the patient with gastrointestinal symptoms

    • GIL lesson 2 - Inflammatory bowel disease

    • GIL lesson 3 - Viral hepatitis

    • GASTRO/LIVER video : Understanding Hepatitis B serology

    • GIL lesson 4 - Colorectal cancer

    • GIL lesson 5 - Approach to the patient with jaundice

    • GIL lesson 6 - Dyspepsia

    • GIL lesson 7 - Gastrointestinal blood loss

    • GIL lesson 8 Dysphagia

    • GIL additional topic - Needlestick injury and infectious disease protocols

  • 5

    REVISION QUIZ 1

    • Revision quiz 1

  • 6

    Module 2.1: Adult medicine - ENDOCRINOLOGY

    • Introduction to module 2.1 Endocrinology

    • Overview of endocrinology content for AMC MCQ

    • ENDO lesson 1 - Diabetes mellitus (type 1)

    • ENDO lesson 2 - Overweight and obesity

    • ENDO lesson 2 video 1: Obesity in Australia

    • ENDO lesson 2 video 2: Approach to an obese patient

    • ENDO lesson 2 video 3: Motivational interviewing

    • ENDO lesson 3 - Diabetes mellitus (type 2)

    • ENDO lesson 4 - Hyperthyroidism

    • ENDO lesson 5 - Hypothyroidism

    • ENDO lesson 6 - Pituitary disorders

    • ENDO lesson 7 - Adrenal disorders

  • 7

    Module 2.2: Adult medicine - RHEUMATOLOGY / IMMUNOLOGY

    • Overview of rheumatology / immunology content for AMC MCQ

    • RHEUM lesson 1 Osteoporosis

    • RHEUM lesson 2 - An approach to the patient with joint pain

    • RHEUM lesson 3 - Osteoarthritis

    • RHEUM lesson 4 - Rheumatoid arthritis

    • RHEUM lesson 5 - Crystal arthropathy

    • RHEUM lesson 6 - SLE & antiphospholipid syndrome

    • RHEUM lesson 7 - The Spondyloarthropathies

    • RHEUM lesson 8 - scleroderma, CREST syndrome and Sjogrens

    • RHEUM lesson 9 - vasculitides

  • 8

    Module 2.3: Adult medicine - HAEMATOLOGY

    • Overview of haemtology content for AMC MCQ

    • HAEM lesson 1 - Abnormalities of white blood cells

    • HAEM lesson 2 - Lymphomas

    • HAEM lesson 3 - Leukaemias

    • HAEM lesson 4 - Multiple myeloma

    • HAEM lesson 5 - Abnormalities of red cells

    • HAEM lesson 6 - Disorders of coagulation

    • HAEM lesson 7 - Abnormalities of platelets

  • 9

    REVISION QUIZ 2

    • Revision quiz 2

  • 10

    3.1 Adult medicine - NERVOUS SYSTEM

    • Overview of nervous system content for AMC MCQ

    • NEURO lesson 1 - Coma / impaired consciousness

    • NEURO lesson 2 - Parkinsons disease

    • NEURO lesson 3 - CVA & TIA

    • NEURO lesson 4 - Multiple sclerosis

    • NEURO lesson 5 - Epilepsy

    • NEURO lesson 6 - Dizziness / vertigo

    • NEURO lesson 7 - Headache

  • 11

    3.2 Adult medicine - RENAL & URINARY TRACT

    • Overview of renal and urinary content for AMC MCQ

    • RENAL lesson 1 - Acute kidney injury

    • RENAL lesson 2 - Chronic kidney disease

    • RENAL lesson 3 - Urinary tract infection

    • RENAL lesson 4 - Urinary calculi

    • RENAL lesson 5 - Urinary tract malignancy

  • 12

    3.3 Adult medicine - AGED CARE & PALLIATIVE CARE

    • Overview of aged and palliative care content for AMC MCQ

    • AGED/PALL lesson 1 - Dementia

    • AGED/PALL lesson 2 - Falls

    • AGED/PALL lesson 3 - Elder abuse

    • AGED/PALL lesson 4 - The dying patient

    • AGED/PALL lesson 5 - Advanced care directives

    • AGED/PALL lesson 6 - Symptom control and pain management

  • 13

    REVISION QUIZ 3

    • Revision quiz 3

  • 14

    4.1 Adult medicine/surgery - ELCETROLYTES

    • Overview of electrolyte disturbance content for AMC MCQ

    • CHEM lesson 1 - Disorders of sodium concentration

    • CHEM lesson 2 - Disorders of potassium concentration

    • CHEM lesson 3 - Disorders of calcium concentration

    • CHEM lesson 4 - Acid-base disorders

  • 15

    4.2 Adult surgery - TRAUMA & INJURIES

    • Overview of trauma / injury content for AMC MCQ

    • TRAUMA lesson 1 - Burns

    • TRAUMA lesson 2 - Electrical injury

    • TRAUMA lesson 3 - Limb fractures and dislocations

    • TRAUMA lesson 4 - Fractures of the spine and thoracic cage

    • TRAUMA lesson 5 - Head injury and facial fractures

    • TRAUMA lesson 6 - Back / neck pain

    • TRAUMA lesson 7 - Ankle injury

    • TRAUMA lesson 8 - Knee injury

    • TRAUMA resource - Medicine Today: Ankle and Knee injuries to Xray or not?

    • OTTAWA RULES

  • 16

    4.3 Adult surgery - ABDOMINAL DISTENSION, MASSES & PAIN

    • Overview of surgical abdomen content for AMC MCQ

    • ABDO lesson 1 - The acute abdomen

    • ABDO lesson 2 - Hernias

    • ABDO lesson 3 - Abdominal pain

    • ABDO lesson 4 - ascites

    • ABDO Resource: Medicine Today- current approaches to acute and chronic pancreatitis

    • ABDO resource: Medicine Today - the ins and outs of diverticular disease

  • 17

    REVISION QUIZ 4

    • Revision quiz 4

  • 18

    5.1 Adult surgery - ENT

    • Overview of ENT content for AMC MCQ

    • ENT lesson 1 - Hearing loss / tinnitus

    • ENT lesson 2 - Cholesteatoma

    • ENT lesson 3 -Otitis externa

    • ENT lesson 4 -Otitis media

    • ENT lesson 5 - Acoustic neuroma

    • ENT lesson 6 - Audiograms

    • ENT lesson 7 - Nasal disorders

  • 19

    5.2 Adult surgery - OPHTHALMOLOGY

    • Overview of ophthalmology content for AMC MCQ

    • EYE lesson 1 - Visual loss

    • EYE lesson 2 - Amblyopia / strabismus

    • EYE lesson 3 - refractive error

    • EYE lesson 4 - cataracts

    • EYE lesson 5 - Glaucoma

    • EYE lesson 6 - Diplopia

    • EYE lesson 7 - Sore red eye

    • EYE lesson 8 - eye infections

    • EYE lesson 9 - Injury to the eye

  • 20

    5.3 Adult surgery - DISORDERS OF BREAST AND TESTIS

    • Overview of breast and testicular surgical content for AMC MCQ

    • BREAST/TESTIS lesson 1 - Gynaecomastia

    • BREAST/TESTIS lesson 2 - Breast pain

    • BREAST/TESTIS lesson 3 - Breast lump

    • BREAST/TESTIS lesson 4 - Testicular mass

    • BREAST/TESTIS lesson 5 - Testicular pain

  • 21

    REVISION QUIZ 5

    • Revision quiz 5

  • 22

    6.1 Adult surgery - SKIN, HAIR & NAILS

    • Overview of skin, hair and nails content for AMC MCQ

    • SKIN lesson 1 - Melanoma

    • SKIN lesson 2 - Non melanoma skin cancer

    • SKIN lesson 3 - Dermatitis/eczema

    • SKIN lesson 4 - Psoriasis

    • SKIN lesson 5 - Acne, rosacea and other facial rashes

    • SKIN lesson 6 - Skin infections

    • SKIN lesson 7 - Hair disorders

    • SKIN lesson 8 - Nail disorders

    • SKIN lesson 9 - Skin ulcers

  • 23

    6.2 Adult medicine and surgery - EMERGENCIES

    • Overview of adult emergency medicine content for AMC MCQ

    • EMERGENCY lesson 1 - Basic life support

    • EMERGENCY lesson 2 - Adult Advanced life support

    • EMERGENCY lesson 3 - Fluid resuscitation

    • EMERGENCY lesson 4 - Drowning

    • EMERGENCY lesson 5 - Anaphylaxis and allergy

  • 24

    6.3 Adult surgery - BITES / STINGS

    • Overview of bites and stings for AMC MCQ

    • BITES/STINGS - Snakebite

    • BITES/STINGS - Spider bites and other insects

    • RESOURCE - AFP Marine envenomations

    • RESOURCE - AFP Management of mammalian bites

  • 25

    REVISION QUIZ 6

    • Revision quiz 6

  • 26

    7.1 Child health - GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT

    • Overview of growth and development content for AMC MCQ

    • GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT - Poor growth

    • GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT - Developmental delay

    • GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT - Short stature

    • GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT - Tall stature

    • GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT - Disorders of puberty

    • GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT - Adolescent health

  • 27

    7.2 Child health - CONGENITAL DISORDERS

    • Overview of congenital disorders content for AMC MCQ

    • CONGENITAL DISORDERS - Heart disease

    • CONGENITAL DISORDERS - Neural tube defects

    • CONGENITAL DISORDERS - Cranio facial abnormalities

    • CONGENITAL DISORDERS - Musculoskeletal abnormalities

    • CONGENITAL DISORDERS -Down syndrome and other chromosomal disorders

  • 28

    7.3 Child health - CHILDHOOD INFECTIONS

    • Overview of childhood infectious diseases content for AMC MCQ

    • CHILDHOOD INFECTIONS - Croup

    • CHILDHOOD INFECTIONS - Epiglottitis

    • CHILDHOOD INFECTIONS - Bronchiolitis

    • CHILDHOOD INFECTIONS - Viral illnesses

    • CHILDHOOD INFECTIONS - Meningococcal disease

    • RESOURCE - National Immunisation Schedule 2016

  • 29

    REVISION QUIZ 7

    • Revision quiz 7

  • 30

    8.1 Child health - LEARNING & BEHAVIOUR

    • Overview of paediatric learning and behaviour content for AMC MCQ

    • LEARNING - Attention deficit / learning disability

    • LEARNING - Autism spectrum disorder

    • LEARNING - Other learning and behavioural problems

  • 31

    8.2 Child health - PAEDIATRIC EMERGENCIES

    • Overview of paediatric emergency content for AMC MCQ

    • PAED EMERGENCY - Resuscitation

    • PAED EMERGENCY - Drowning

    • PAED EMERGENCY - Anaphylaxis/allergy

    • PAED EMERGENCY - Asthma

    • PAED EMERGENCY - Febrile child and sepsis

    • PAED EMERGENCY - Poisoning

    • PAED EMERGENCY - Paediatric trauma

    • PAED EMERGENCY - Child abuse

    • RESOURCE: AFP - Child abuse mandatory reporting requirements

    • PAEDS EMERGENCY - Burns

    • PAEDS EMERGENCY - Consent and competence in children

  • 32

    8.3 Maternal health PREGNANCY & CONTRACEPTION

    • Overview of pregnancy and contraception content for AMC MCQ

    • O&G - Routine antenatal care

    • O&G - Contraception

    • O&G - Subfertility

    • UKMEC SUMMARY TABLE HORMONAL AND INTRAUTERINE CONTRACEPTION

  • 33

    REVISION QUIZ 8

    • Revision quiz 8

  • 34

    9.1 Maternal health - PREGNANCY COMPLICATIONS

    • Overview of pregnancy content for AMC MCQ

    • O&G - Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy

    • O&G - Anaemia

    • O&G - Gestational diabetes

    • O&G - Bleeding

    • O&G - Blood group isoimmunisation

    • O&G - Intrauterine growth disorders

    • O&G - Malpresentations

    • O&G - Infections in pregnancy

    • O&G - Other complications

  • 35

    9.2 Maternal health - SEXUAL HEALTH, SEXUAL PROBLEMS & INFERTILITY

    • Overview of sexual health content for AMC MCQ

    • SEXUAL HEALTH - Sexual orientation and gender identity

    • SEXUAL HEALTH - Sexual dysfunction

    • SEXUAL HEALTH - Sexually transmissible infections

    • RESOURCE Chlamydia - Australian STI Management Guidelines

    • RESOURCE Gonorrhoea - Australian STI Management Guidelines

    • RESOURCE Syphilis - Australian STI Management Guidelines

    • RESOURCE Gender dysphoria

  • 36

    9.3 Maternal health - VAGINAL BLEEDING & DISCHARGE

    • Overview of vaginal bleeding / discharge content for AMC MCQ

    • O&G - Abnormal uterine bleeding

    • O&G - Amenorrhoea and dysmenorrhoea

    • O&G - Vaginal infection

    • RESOURCE Candidiasis - Australian STI Management Guidelines

    • RESOURCE Bacterial vaginosis - Australian STI Management Guidelines

  • 37

    REVISION QUIZ 9

    • Revision quiz 9

  • 38

    10.1 Mental Health - PSYCHOSIS

    • Overview of psychosis content for AMC MCQ

    • PSYCH - The acutely psychotic patient

    • PSYCH - Schizophrenia and related disorders

    • PSYCH - Schizoaffective disorder

    • PSYCH - Drug induced psychosis

  • 39

    10.2 Mental health - MOOD DISORDER

    • Overview of mood disorder content for AMC MCQ

    • PSYCH - Depressive disorders

    • RESOURCE: AFP Men and depression

    • PSYCH - Bipolar disorder

  • 40

    10.3 Mental health - ANXIETY, EATING DISORDERS, PERSONALITY DISORDERS

    • Overview of anxiety, eating disorders, personality disorders content for AMC MCQ

    • PSYCH - Anorexia nervosa

    • PSYCH - Bulimia nervosa

    • PSYCH - Binge eating disorder

    • PSYCH - Other eating disorders

    • PSYCH - Personality disorders

    • PSYCH - Anxiety disorders

    • RESOURCE: Mental health risk assessment

  • 41

    REVISION QUIZ 10

    • Revision quiz 10

  • 42

    11.1 Mental health - CONFUSION / DELIRIUM

    • Overview of confusion / delirium content for AMC MCQ

    • PSYCH - Delirium / acute brain syndrome

    • RACGP Delirium guidelines - silver book

  • 43

    11.2 Mental health - VIOLENCE / AGGRESSION / ADDICTION

    • Overview of violence / aggression / addiction content for AMC MCQ

    • PYSCH - Mental Health Act and involuntary admission

    • PSYCH - Suicide and parasuicide

    • PSYCH - Domestic violence / intimate partner violence

    • PSYCH - Alcohol misuse

    • PSYCH - Substance abuse

    • PSYCH - Tobacco use

  • 44

    11.3 Population health - PUBLIC HEALTH AND SCREENING

    • Overview of public health and screening content for AMC MCQ

    • Breast cancer screening

    • Prostate cancer screening

    • Cervical cancer screening

    • Screening for children

    • Australian notifiable diseases

    • Travel medicine

    • RESOURCE - GP2016July-Travel-Medicine

    • RESOURCE - Travel vaccinations for Australian children

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    12.1 Population health - INDIGENOUS HEALTH

    • Overview of Indigenous health content for AMC MCQ

    • Indigenous health principles

    • Indigenous culture and the doctor patient relationship

    • Common problems in children

    • RESOURCE - GP2017 Indigenous health - fighting disadvantage

    • RESOURCE - Mental health in Indigenous settings

    • RESOURCE - Managing skin infections in Indigenous children

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    12.2 Population health RURAL AND REMOTE HEALTH

    • Overview of rural and remote health content for AMC MCQ

    • Determinants of health in rural Australia

    • RESOURCE - Smoking in rural Australia

    • RESOURCE - Obesity in rural Australia

    • RESOURCE - Alcohol in rural Australia

    • RESOURCE - Cardiovascular disease in rural Australia

    • RESOURCE - Illicit drug use in rural Australia

    • RESOURCE - Mental health in rural Australia

    • RESOURCE - Cancer in rural Australia

    • RESOURCE - Diabetes in rural Australia

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    12.3 Law ethics - LEGAL & ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS IN MEDICINE

    • Overview of legal and ethical content for AMC MCQ

    • Introduction: Medical Board of Australia; Code of conduct

    • GOOD MEDICAL PRACTICE - Medical Board of Australia code of conduct

    • Sexual boundaries guidelines for doctors

    • Death certification

  • 48

    FINAL COURSE REVISION QUIZ

    • FINAL QUIZ

  • 49

    COURSE EVALUATION & SUMMARY

    • Course evaluation survey

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