Mock questions – Week of 18 June

Mock questions from this week. Now bear in mind that these are from the top of my head, but I am trying to pitch them at the exam level. The closer you are to writing, the more time you should spend doing this. If you are writing now, then take the full 40min per question.  If you are writing later, then perhaps spend 10 min writing a plan.



1. Write notes on the measurement of lung volumes. Include ALL currently used techniques (25)

2. Draw diagrams indicating the ventilator graphics for the following ventilatory modes

  • Volume Control
  • Pressure Control
  • Airway Pressure Release ventilation  (15)

3. Draw and annotate a diagram of the circle system (5)

4. List 5 potential complications which could arise when a circle system is used. (5)



1. Discuss the synthesis and metabolism of catecholamines (30)

2. Write notes on

  • Levosimendan
  • Dobutamine
  • Digoxin
  • Angiotensin-2 Receptor Antagonists (20)



1. Draw LV compliance curves for the following cardiac conditions

  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Mitral Regurgitation (15)

2. What is the Munro-Kelli Hypothesis? (3)

3. List the factors which govern intracranial pressure (12)

4. Discuss the role of cardiac reflexes in maintenance of Cardiac Output (20)


Rough stuff I know. But lots of these have come up. Enjoy.

As usual, feedback is welcome.




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