Anaesthesia Primary Exam


The Primer


Textbooks and their best chapters

West’s Respiratory Physiology

Pharmacology for Anaesthesia and Intensive Care - Peck & Hill

Principles of Physiology for the Anaesthetist - Power & Kam

All chapters are good, but the best ones are:

Pharmacology and Physiology for Anaesthesia - Hemmings & Egan

Miller’s Anaesthesia

Nunn’s Applied Respiratory Physiology

Cardiovascular Physiology - Pappano & Weir

Anaesthetic Pharmacology - Evers & Maze

Stoelting’s Pharmacology and Physiology in Anaesthetic Practice

Pharmacology for the ANZCA Primary Exam - Petkov

Equipment in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - Aston, Rivers & Dharmadasa

Gerald Woerlee’s Real World Guide to Pharmacokinetics and Other things

Online Resources

BJA Education

Life in the fast lane

Deranged Physiology

Kerry Brandis

You should need almost no other resource on the following topics:

University of Sydney Department of Anaesthesia

Strong Medicine

Dr. Najeeb

Primary daily learning outcomes


The prizewinner’s perspective