University Of Calgary Postgraduate Medicine

After Hours

Learning Objectives

By the end of this experience, the Resident will:

  1. Demonstrate directed history taking and physical exam relevant to patient presentation.
  2. Recognize a patient with an emergent/urgent, potentially life-threatening, condition and act promptly to deliver immediate care and/or referral as indicated.
  3. Formulate a differential diagnosis that includes the most likely diagnosis (taking into account the prevalence of the condition in the population), a hierarchy of likely alternatives, and the most serious or life-threatening possibility.
  4. Identify relevant investigations that will aid in determining a working diagnosis, and interpret the results of those investigations when immediately available to narrow diagnostic possibilities.
  5. Formulate an appropriate management plan including pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments.
  6. Counsel patient regarding appropriate follow-up.