Before Licensing Examination

Useful Resources


Syllabus Format
1. Anatomy
2. Biochemistry
3. Physiology
4. Pathology
5. Microbiology
6. Pharmacology
7. Medicine
8. Surgery
9. Paediatrics
10. Obstetrics & Gynaecology
11. Psychiatry
12. Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology
13. Epidemiology & Community Medicine
14. Medical Ethics & Medical Law
15. General Practice & Family Medicine
16. Anaesthesiology
17. Emergency Medicine
18. Diagnostic Radiology
19. Ophthalmology
20. Ear, Nose & Throat
   
Paper I
(120 multiple-choice questions)
*Basic Sciences (10MCQ)
Medicine (60 MCQ)
Psychiatry (15 MCQ)
Paediatrics (35 MCQ)
 
Paper II
(120 multiple-choice questions)
*Basic Sciences (10 MCQ)
Medical Ethics/Community Medicine  (15 MCQ)
Surgery (45 MCQ)
Orthopaedic Surgery (15 MCQ)
Obstetrics & Gynaecology (35 MCQ)
 
*Basic Sciences cover pre-clinical disciplines, such as Anatomy, Pharmacology and Physiology
 
- 1 mark given for a correct answer
- 0.25 mark deducted for an incorrect answer
- No mark given or deducted for an unanswered question
- Pass mark: 40% (i.e. 48 marks) in each paper, with a total of 50% (i.e. 120 marks) for both papers

Suggested Readings

The following is a list of suggested reference books and resources; this list is neither exclusive nor exhaustive. Please refer to the latest editions. Candidates can also refer to other books and websites available in the market.



Topics

The following is a list of topics for reference; the list is neither exclusive nor exhaustive. Candidates are expected to have a good understanding of the biomedical basis and clinical management, where appropriate, of these conditions. Please note that the same topic can appear in more than one discipline if deemed appropriate.


Candidates are expected to have a good understanding of these disciplines, questions of which may appear in Basic Sciences and various clinical specialties.


Candidates are expected to have a good understanding of these disciplines, questions of which may appear in Basic Sciences and various clinical specialties.



[ Download Topic - Medicine ]



[ Download Topic - Surgery ]




[ Download Topic - Paediatrics ]



[ Download Topic - Psychiatry ]


Please refer to the relevant topics in various specialties.


Please refer to the related topics in various specialties.


The relevant imaging modalities and interpretation of findings



[ Download Topic - Ophthalmology ]


[ Download List of Topics (1 - 16) ]