Advanced Emergency Department Course

Course Description

This training course assists junior doctors to develop practical surgical and medical skills as they have had limited opportunities to be exposed to certain surgical procedures and techniques upon graduation, and even less opportunity to repeatedly practise and consolidate medical technical skills.  Developing these qualities and skills required for professional advancement is essential for Junior Doctors.  

Course Objectives

This course aims to:

  • Cover practical skills to treat respiratory illnesses, cardiac arrest, critical and special wounds, traumas and other emergencies to improve the knowledge and experience of students when they deal with critical patients.

Course Outcomes

At the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the concepts, principles and skills related to initial and secondary patient assessment and treatment of patients with multiple injuries.
  • Understand and manage common emergency cases, such as cardiac arrest, stroke, shock, toxicological emergencies, gynecological emergencies, and asthma attacks.
  • Confidently and securely deal with pains and critical wounds, such as head, chest, abdominal and pelvic injuries.
  • Be up-to-date with the latest changes and advances in patient care.

Who Should Attend?

This course is suited for:

  • Newly graduating doctors

Training Strategies

The following training strategies will be adopted for this course:

  • Expose the students to a maximum number of skills and scenarios during the session.
  • Candidates will be continuously assessed based on their performance in clinical simulations and be expected to show competency in the core skills of the course.
  • Practical components will be formally tested.

Delivery Plan

Day 1 – 08:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (4 hours):

*Note: Four sessions will run simultaneously, each lasting for 50 minutes. Candidates are split into four groups and visit each session.


Cardiac arrest (Hypovolemia) 

Central vertigo

Drug poisoning

Sepsis (UTI)

50 minutes

50 minutes

50 minutes

50 minutes

Break10 minutes
Cardiac arrest (STEMI)50 minutes
Palpitation (AF)50 minutes
Leg pain (Acute ischemic limb)50 minutes
Syncope, shock (UGIB)50 minutes
Break10 minutes
Tachycardia (VT)50 minutes
Headache (SAH)50 minutes
Palpitation (SVT)50 minutes
Dyspnea (Asthma)50 minutes
Break10 minutes


Day 2 – 08:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (4 hours):

Skin rash (Anaphylaxis)50 minutes
Pain management50 minutes
Dyspnea, palpitation Hyperkalemia50 minutes
Bradycardia50 minutes
Break10 minutes
Stroke50 minutes
Status epilepticus50 minutes
Sepsis (Pneumonia)50 minutes
Dyspnea (COPD)50 minutes
Break10 minutes
High BP (Urgency)50 minutes
Hypoglycemia50 minutes
Dyspnea (HF50 minutes
Syncope (Ectopic pregnancy)50 minutes

 Day 3 – 08:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (4 hours):

Orthopedics emergencies 1 teacher08:30 a.m. – 09:20 a.m.
Wound management + Plastic issues teacher09:20 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Special Wounds: Snake, scorpion, dog 10:00 a.m – 10:20 a.m
Break10:20 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Station 1 Chest injuries scenario11:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
Station 2 Head injuries scenario11:20 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
Station 3 Shock scenario11:40 a.m. – noon
Station 4 Abdominal and pelvic injuries scenarionoon – 12:30 p.m.

Day 4 – 08:30 a.m. – 01:00 p.m. (4.5 hours):

 File 08:30 a.m. – 09:00 a.m.
 Police paper 09:00 a.m. – 09:20 a.m.
Laboratory and Radiology department 09:20 a.m. – 09:35 a.m.
Referral 09:35 a.m. – 09:55 a.m.
Hand over, calling experienced doctor 09:55 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Break10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
 Types of fluid 10:30 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
 Gynecologic emergencies 11:10 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Break11:50 a.m. – noon
 Post-Course Test and feedback.noon – 01:00 p.m.


Starts January 4, 2023
Ends January 7 2023


Hours per Day: 4
Number of Days: 4
Total Hours: 16 hours


Morning 08:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

*This AETLS course can be delivered upon request at afternoon and evening time.




School of Medicine (SOM), University of Kurdistan Hewlêr. 


Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be awarded a training certificate from the School of Medicine of UKH co-branded with the
Council of Ministers of the Ministry of Health (MoH) 
and the Kurdistan Society of Emergency Medicine -Supreme Council (KSEM), as well as the
Professional and Executive Education Centre, UKH. 

Trainer Biography

Dr. Soran Ahmed Khdr is an emergency specialist and lecturer of Emergency Medicine at Hewlêr Medical University at the Department of Internal Medicine. He holds a fellowship as Emergency Medicine Specialist at FKBMS-EM (the Fellowship of Kurdistan Board for Medical Specialties – Emergency Medicine) and a M.B.Ch.B. (Bachelor in Medicine and Bachelor in Surgery). Dr. Soran is certified as ATLS, ACLS, BLS and ALS provider and instructor from the Kurdistan Society of Emergency Medicine (KSEM). He worked as Emergency Medicine Specialist in East Emergency Hospital, the most crowded emergency unit in Erbil, leading emergency team in treatment and management of accident victims and emergency medical conditions.