Clinical Specialties

Medical student revision guide

Rebecca Richardson, Ricky Ellis

Price: £29.99, $44.99, €35.99

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Format: Paperback

Publication date: November 29, 2022

Pages: 302 pages

ISBN: 9781914961175 Related titles: ,


All the core knowledge you need at medical school in one place!

Clinical Specialties: Medical Student Revision Guide contains the core information you need on: Community-based medicine; Geriatric medicine; Gynaecology; Obstetrics; Paediatrics; Psychiatry; Dermatology; Ear, nose and throat; Ophthalmology; Anaesthetics; Palliative care.

Throughout medical school, and the years thereafter, a huge volume of knowledge must be acquired and retained, to achieve the standards expected of a safe and successful doctor. This is a mammoth task.

Clinical Specialties: Medical Student Revision Guide is designed to make accessing and remembering core knowledge as easy as possible:

  • each topic is presented in a colourful, revision-ready note format, with extensive use of diagrams, tables and flowcharts
  • key points are highlighted and core concepts summarised, making the information easier to digest, assimilate and memorise
  • a consistent structure means you always have access to clinical presentation, investigations and management, risk factors and complications.

Every chapter has been peer-reviewed by a specialist in the field, to ensure it is accurate and reflects the most up-to-date guidelines.

In addition, these specialists have also used their own personal experience of studying for medical exams to ensure that the books focus on the most important conditions, concepts and vocabulary needed to pass finals.

Clinical Specialties: Medical Student Revision Guide is the perfect companion for your medicine degree, exam revision, medical finals and your early career as a foundation doctor.

Index of conditions; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Peer reviewers; General abbreviations; How to use this book

Chapter 1: Community-based medicine
Asthma; Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; Hypertension; Atrial fibrillation; Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease; Peptic ulcer disease; Irritable bowel syndrome; Hyperthyroidism; Hypothyroidism; Type 2 diabetes mellitus; Infectious disease in the community; Miscellaneous community-based medicine

Chapter 2: Geriatric medicine
Gerontology; Dementia; Delirium; Parkinson’s disease; Later life depression; Incontinence; Falls in the elderly; Osteoporosis; Nutrition in later life; Pressure ulcers; Ethics and end-of-life decisions; Elder abuse

Chapter 3: Gynaecology
Abnormalities of the uterus; Disorders of the ovaries; Disorders of the vulva & vagina; Conditions of the cervix; Gynae-oncology; The menstrual cycle; Subfertility; Menopause; Urogynaecology; Contraception; Unintended pregnancy & abortion; Genital tract infections; Infections of the uterus & pelvis

Chapter 4: Obstetrics
Antenatal care; Congenital abnormalities; Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy; Glycaemic disorders in pregnancy; Other maternal disease in pregnancy; Early pregnancy problems; Late pregnancy problems; Multiple pregnancies; Mechanism of labour; Management of labour; Labour complications; Obstetric emergencies; Fetal monitoring; The puerperium; Post-partum problems

Chapter 5: Paediatrics
Neonatology; Genetics & syndromes; Growth & puberty; Gastroenterology; Infection & immunology; Haematology; Paediatric oncology; Nephrology; Cardiovascular; Respiratory; Neurology; Musculoskeletal; Surgery; Community paediatrics; Child & adolescent mental health; Safeguarding & abuse; Emergency paediatrics

Chapter 6: Psychiatry
Mental Health Act; Alcohol & substance misuse; Depression; Anxiety disorders; Reactions to stress & trauma; Health anxiety & somatisation; Personality disorders; Psychosis & schizophrenia; Mania & bipolar affective disorder; Antipsychotics; Psychiatric emergencies; Child & adolescent psychiatry; Eating disorders; Intellectual disability; Perinatal psychiatry

Chapter 7: Dermatology
Psoriasis; Acne vulgaris; Eczema; Skin infestations; Bacterial skin infections; Viral skin infections; Fungal skin infections; Melanocytic (pigmented) lesions; Non-melanocytic lesions; Dermatological manifestations of systemic disease; Drug eruptions

Chapter 8: Ear, nose and throat
Head & neck malignancy; Dysphagia; Salivary glands; Throat infections; Airway obstruction; Sleep apnoea; The larynx & voice disorders; Outer ear problems; Middle ear problems; Inner ear problems; Hearing assessment; Rhinosinusitis; Emergency presentations; Facial palsies

Chapter 9: Ophthalmology
Acute painless vision loss; Neuro-ophthalmology; Acute red eye; Miscellaneous acute ocular problems; Diabetic eye disease; Age-related macular degeneration; Cataracts; Glaucoma; Refractive errors; Orthoptics; Visual fields

Chapter 10: Anaesthetics
Anaesthetics overview; Pre-operative assessment; Post-operative care

Chapter 11: Palliative care
Key principles of palliative care

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