Pattern of Theory Examination in Critical Care Medicine conducted by the College of Critical Care Medicine (CCEF)

(effective for all examinations conducted after September 2014)

Common for Both Part -1 and Part-2 Examinations:

A.   Theory examination will be held approximately 1 month before rest of the examination (Practical Examination) and will be held one day prior to and at same venue as the mock examination/crash course.

 

B.   Each Theory examination will consist of 2 papers of 2 hours duration each.

 

Different for Both Part -1 and Part-2 Examinations: 

 

For Part-1 Examination 

C.   Each paper will consist of 4 sections as detailed below. 

a.   Section A: 5 questions of 5 marks each. Each question should take  4-5 min to answer. 

b.   Section B: 5 questions of 5 marks each. Each question should take  4-5 min to answer. 

c.   Section C: 4 questions of 10 marks each. Each question should take  9-10 min to answer.

d.  Section D: 10 MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) 1 mark each.

D.     The topics covered in the theory papers will be as follows:

Part 1 Theory Examination of College of Critical Care Medicine (CCEF)
Paper Number Topics that will be covered in that paper
Theory Paper 1

a) Cardiovascular Critical Care

b) Pulmonary Critical Care

c) Gastrointestinal / Hepatic Critical Care

d) Critical Care Hematology/ Oncology

e) Critical Care Pharmacology/ Toxicology & Environmental injuries

f) Surgical Critical Care & trauma

g) Common Problems in ICU

 Theory Paper 2

a) Neuro Critical Care

b) Renal & Metabolic Critical Care

c) Infectious Diseases

d) Critical Care Obstetrics

e) Critical Care Endocrinology

f) Ethical issues

g) Organizational & ICU Management issues

 

E. Approx. 30-40% of questions will cover applied physiological & Pharmacological aspects of these topics. Rest will be cover clinical aspects of Critical Care.

 

For Part-2 Examination 

C.   Each paper will consist of 4 sections as detailed below. 

a.   Section A: 5 questions of 5 marks each. Each question should take  4-5 min to answer. 

b.   Section B: 5 questions of 5 marks each. Each question should take  4-5 min to answer. 

c.   Section C: 4 questions of 10 marks each. Each question should take  9-10 min to answer.

d.   Section D: 1 Question on Procedure in ICU of 10 marks

D.     The topics covered in the theory papers will be as follows:

Part 2 Theory Examination of College of Critical Care Medicine (CCEF)
Paper Number Topics that will be covered in that paper
Theory Paper 1

a) Cardiovascular Critical Care

b) Pulmonary Critical Care

c) Gastrointestinal / Hepatic Critical Care

d) Critical Care Hematology/ Oncology

e) Critical Care Pharmacology/ Toxicology & Environmental injuries

f) Surgical Critical Care & trauma

g) Common Problems in ICU

 Theory Paper 2

a) Neuro Critical Care

b) Renal & Metabolic Critical Care

c) Infectious Diseases

d) Critical Care Obstetrics

e) Critical Care Endocrinology

f) Transplant  Critical Care

g) Landmark studies/ guidelines in Critical Care

h) Critical Care Procedures

 

E. All the questions will cover clinical aspects of critical care.