Books for medical students

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  • Acute Medicine, second edition

    Declan O'Kane

    Oct 2017
    Paperback - ISBN 9781907904912
    Scion Publishing Ltd
    Price: £19.99, $34.99

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    Acute Medicine is a current and concise guide to hospital emergency medicine. It's not just a list of instructions but contains detailed pathophysiology and useful clinical pearls.

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  • Cardiology in a Heartbeat

    Amar Vaswani, Hwan Juet Khaw, Dr Scott Dougherty, Mr Vipin Zamvar and Professor Chim Lang

    Nov 2015
    Paperback - ISBN 9781907904783
    Scion Publishing Ltd
    Price: £25.99, $44.99

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    Cardiology in a Heartbeat is a unique text, written specifically for medical students. It boasts an array of design features specifically for students (such as pro-tips, exam essentials, mnemonics, ‘in a nutshell’ sections)  to really help the reader understand the subject and, just as importantly, to pass their exams.

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  • Clinical Skills Explained

    Muhammed Akunjee, Dr Nazmul Akunjee, Dr Zeshaan Maan and Dr Mina Ally

    Feb 2012
    Paperback - ISBN 9781904842781
    Scion Publishing Ltd
    Price: £29.99, $52.99

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    Clinical Skills Explained bridges the gap between the major textbooks and the OSCE crammer books; it could be the only clinical skills books you need for the introductory clinical years!

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  • Clinical Skills for OSCEs, fifth edition

    Neel Burton

    Apr 2015
    Paperback - ISBN 9781907904660
    Scion Publishing Ltd
    Price: £27.99, $49.99

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    This full-colour fifth edition of Clinical Skills for OSCEs has been updated, revised, and extended by a dynamic team of medical students and junior doctors from all over the UK.

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  • Communication Skills for OSCEs

    Rachel Wamboldt and Niamh Loughran

    Mar 2017
    Paperback - ISBN 9781907904998
    Scion Publishing Ltd
    Price: £24.99, $44.99

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    Communication Skills for OSCEs is the first medical OSCEs book to focus on the key communication skills the medical student needs. It combines a practical approach to communicating with the essential clinical knowledge needed for a successful consultation.

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  • Dermatology Made Easy

    Amanda Oakley and NZ DermNet NZ

    May 2017
    Paperback - ISBN 9781907904820
    Scion Publishing Ltd
    Price: £29.99, $39.99

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    Dermatology Made Easy is a concise overview of the common dermatological conditions most likely to present in general medicine, and will help the reader diagnose, test and treat skin conditions quickly and accurately. Printed in full colour throughout.


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  • ENT Made Easy

    Amtul Salam Sami

    Sep 2017
    Paperback - ISBN 9781911510055
    Scion Publishing Ltd
    Price: £18.99, $34.99

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    ENT Made Easy discusses the possible causes, management options and complications of a range of common ENT presentations, with the aim of reducing referrals to secondary care. It is ideal for GPs, ENT trainees, medical students and nurse practitioners looking to manage common ENT conditions.

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  • Essential Examination, third edition

    Alasdair K.B. Ruthven

    Nov 2015
    Spiral bound - ISBN 9781907904103
    Scion Publishing Ltd
    Price: £19.99, $34.99

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    The new full colour edition of this hugely successful book has been revised and new sections added, whilst retaining its unique systematic format.

    If you are learning how to examine patients, or preparing for an OSCE, then you need Essential Examination!


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  • Essential Prescribing

    Razan Nour

    Apr 2018
    Spiral bound - ISBN 9781911510000
    Scion Publishing Ltd
    Price: £19.99, $34.99

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    Essential Prescribing provides medical students with the key knowledge of the drugs they are most likely to encounter at medical school and as they start their medical careers. The easy-to-follow, spiral-bound layout helps the reader quickly find the information they need.

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  • History Taking for Medical Finals

    Joshua Michaels

    Feb 2018
    Paperback - ISBN 9781911510222
    Scion Publishing Ltd
    Price: £16.99, $34.99

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    This book shows final year medical students the way to ask the 'right' questions to take an effective history from a patient, demonstrating safety and competence.

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  • Interpreting Chest X-Rays

    Stephen Ellis

    Apr 2010
    Paperback - ISBN 9781904842774
    Scion Publishing Ltd
    Price: £12.99, $40.00

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    This book will equip all healthcare professionals, including medical students, chest physicians, radiographers and radiologists, with the techniques and knowledge required to interpret plain chest radiographs.


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  • Medical Statistics Made Easy

    Michael Harris and Gordon Taylor

    Jun 2014
    Paperback - ISBN 9781907904035
    Scion Publishing Ltd
    Price: £17.99, $29.99

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    Medical Statistics Made Easy, the perennial bestseller in its field, is a book of key statistics principles for anyone studying or working in medicine and healthcare who needs a basic overview of the subject.

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  • Medicine in a Minute

    Amar Vaswani and Hwan Juet Khaw

    Oct 2018
    Paperback - ISBN 9781907904981
    Scion Publishing Ltd
    Price: £29.99, $54.99

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    Winner of the Young Authors Award at the BMA book awards 2019!
    Medicine in a Minute is a concise guide to the fundamentals of undergraduate medicine; it is the one book you will want close to hand throughout your time at medical school.

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  • New Clinical Genetics, third edition

    Andrew Read and Dian Donnai

    Jun 2015
    Paperback - ISBN 9781907904677
    Scion Publishing Ltd
    Price: £35.99, $65.00

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    This new, updated edition of New Clinical Genetics continues to offer the most innovative case-based approach to modern genetics. It is used worldwide as a textbook for medical students, and is also an essential guide for genetic counselors and clinical and nurse geneticists.

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  • Paediatrics: A clinical handbook

    Joe Esland, Anouska Lerner and Arif Khan

    Apr 2019
    Paperback - ISBN 9781907904851
    Scion Publishing Ltd
    Price: £23.99, $38.99

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    Following the successful format of the other books in the 'Clinical Handbook' series, Paediatrics: A Clinical Handbook provides medical students and junior doctors with all the essential information needed for a successful paediatrics rotation, in a reader-friendly format.

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  • Psychiatry

    Mohsin Azam, Mohammed Qureshi and Daniel Kinnair

    Feb 2016
    Paperback - ISBN 9781907904813
    Scion Publishing Ltd
    Price: £23.99, $42.99

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    Psychiatry: a clinical handbook is a comprehensive textbook, written in the easy-to-follow style of a revision guide. All the major aspects of Psychiatry are covered in a systematic and succinct manner, making the book an excellent revision tool for undergraduate examination purposes.

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  • Rheumatology

    Ahmad Al-Sukaini, Mohsin Azam and Ash Samanta

    Apr 2014
    Paperback - ISBN 9781907904264
    Scion Publishing Ltd
    Price: £19.99, $34.99

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    Rheumatology: A clinical handbook provides a concise overview of the subject for medical students and junior doctors. It is printed in full colour throughout and uses a range of pedagogical features including an array of mnemonics, pictures and diagrams, to aid understanding.


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  • Surviving Medicine

    Will Sloper

    Sep 2018
    Paperback - ISBN 9781911510253
    Scion Publishing Ltd
    Price: £9.99, $19.99

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    Surviving Medicine: the med school years is an irreverent and tongue-in-cheek take on life as you begin your medical education.

    It's packed full of cartoons and anecdotes, but also offers advice on surviving ward rounds, coping with doubt and anxiety, preparing for exams, and lots more besides.


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