20th October 2016
As always it’s great to see that the website is still proving useful after all these years! The new format of the primary examination, although now more integrated in it’s examination approach still requires the old tools of good answer structure in order to get through the exam in the allotted time.
Despite the fact that it’s been 9 years since I started studying for the Primary (what?!) I am still fielding content questions about the answers provided. Please remember guys – this website is a tool to help candidates with the structure of their answers. These notes should not be relied on for absolute veracity as they are my study notes, and were not created with publishing in mind. There will almost certainly be typos and mistakes – although most of the biggies have already been corrected by the candidates who have used this site in the 15 sittings since I published these notes. So if you find something that you believe is wrong, feel free to discuss it with your study group, or rest happily in the knowledge that you have studied using a resource other than this site! It all goes to making a well-rounded candidate who has the confidence required to pass the exam!
16th January 2012
Hi Guys! Glad to see that the website is still a useful guide for those of you coming up to the Primary Exam!
I am still interested in receiving answers to the new questions – especially those not previously answered – and am happy to publish them on the site as long as they follow the same format as the answers I have posted. Remember, it’s about distilling your knowledge into what can reasonably be achieved in 10 min (generally ~1 typed page in 10 point Arial font). A big thank you to those who have uploaded content but more is always appreciated!
I also receive a reasonable volume of suggestions to “tweak” past answers, correct typos etc. The nature of the blogging software I am using makes altering a pdf very labour intensive. As such I am reserving making corrections for significant errors in content only – and although I appreciate there may be more detail which can always be added/debated, at the end of the day, these answers are intended mainly as a guide on a way to structure your answers to be achievable in the exam and shouldn’t be relied on completely with regard to content. NONE of these answers have been peer reviewed 🙂
Hi! My name is Amanda Diaz, I am an ANZCA trainee in NSW. These notes are focused on the ANZCA Primary Exam SAQs. The acutal exam questions are available for download from the ANZCA website. Questions have been sorted into categories – those questions which have been repeated will have in the title all the years they have been asked. The answers are not in depth – instead they are the ‘ideal’ answers for the exam – that is, the amount which can be written out in the allocated time for the exam. They are a compilation of books, website, and Examiners’ Reports. The structure of each question is the same, and again this was for reproducibility during the exam. Please feel free to download or print them out!
As I sat in the 1st sitting of 2008, I have not added any of the newer questions asked in 2008 / 2009. Questions up to 2007 are compiled in a single pdf for each topic – use the “bookmark” icon (second icon on left of screen) in the pdf itself to be able to see all questions contained in the file and navigate to them.
Many thanks to Michael Wirth, who has kindly agreed to have his notes for the 2008 SAQs published on this site.