There is so much information that you need to know and memorise in medical school. Therefore, I believe that it is really important to have notes that are concise which summarise all the key aspects that you need to know to save time and be efficient - nothing more and nothing less. Here are my handwritten electronic notes that I made using different sources including lectures, books and research. They are the exact notes that I used to pass and score highly during my second year of medical scool. I hope you find them as a useful addition to your own notes and hopefully you will achieve the same :) 


These are the topics covered:

  • Myocardial infarction
  • Pharamacology of angina
  • Abnormal ECGs - arrhytmias
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Embolism and infarction
  • Acute heart failure
  • Restrictive lung disease
  • Pleural disease
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Acute severe asthma in adults
  • Pharmacology of asthma
  • Differential diagnosis of acute breathlessness
  • Respiratory failure
  • COPD: clinical presentation and pathophysiology
  • Dolphins, diving and dysrhythmias - cardiac arrhythmias and cold water immersion
  • Pneumonia
  • Anaesthetic agents (sedatives and opioids)
  • Recreational drugs in the emergency room
  • Introduction to acute confusion
  • Sleep disorders
  • Psychology: unexplained symptoms
  • Introduction to acute kidney injury
  • Electrolyte disturbances and fluid balance
  • Metabolic acidosis with clinical cases
  • Hyperacute stroke
  • Descending motor pathways
  • Movement control
  • Neuroimaging
  • Basal ganglia
  • Cerebellum
  • Shock
  • Understanding the normal ECG
  • Interpretation of chest x-rays
  • Clinical lung function and challenge tests
  • Smoke cessation in the acute setting
  • Arterial blood gases and acid-base balance
  • COPD pathology/histopathology 
  • COPD management


These notes were written to my best of knowledge during medical school. Please do not use them as an alternative to your own medical curriculum or to what you have been taught.


    Medicine Year 2 Notes - Supporting Life Module Only