- The complete guide to early years specialty training in obstetrics and gynaecology
- An essential purchase for Obstetrics and Gynaecology trainees aiming for the Membership Examination of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
- Presents information on a double-page with high quality full-colour illustrations - an easily digestible format ideal for quick reference, as well as for revision
- Fully matched to the new specialty training structure and curriculum, for reassurance and peace of mind
- Includes case-based discussions frequently used to challenge understanding
This is an up-to-date evidence-based textbook for junior obstetricians and gynaecologists. It contains all the material relevant to everyday practice and the new RCOG curriculum. It has been written and edited by inspiring teams that combine juniors, new and established consultants working in a range of settings and many of the UK's top experts in obstetrics and gynaecology.
Step-by-step descriptions and pictures of practical procedures help trainees integrate their clinical and drills-and-skills teaching with the theoretical basis of the vital, life-saving and emergency aspects of this specialty. The text covers the basic knowledge, skills and attitudes required before taking advanced modules or training in the subspecialty areas of obstetrics and gynaecology. Full reference is made to grades and levels of evidence, to specialty, and RCOG and NICE guidance.
A novel section on professional skills covers a wide range of issues that other textbooks skim over but will add quality to practice: communication skills, breaking bad news, clinical errors and negligence, the Confidential Enquiries, law and ethics and what to do when things go wrong.
The book manages to combine both a freshness and enthusiasm for the specialty along with wisdom rooted in reflective clinical practice. The text is laid out with excellent illustrations, diagrams, clinical tips, landmark studies, key references and useful websites, all encouraging understanding and enjoyable learning.
Readership: The main market for the book is between Foundation Year 1 and Specialty Training 3 within the UK medical postgraduate training programme. It will prove an essential purchase for obstetrics and gynaecology trainees aiming for the MRCOG examination and will also appeal to undergraduate students, foreign students studying for UK exams, GP trainees and midwives.
Table of Contents
1: Non-clinical professional skills
2: Reprodictive transitions: development, adolescence, and menopause
3: Sexual health
5: Starting and tentative pregnancy: preconception care, infertility, miscarriage, and termination
6: Routine care and screening in pregnancy
7: Medical problems prior to pregnancy
8: Problems arising during pregnancy
9: Care in labour
10: Obstetric emergencies
11: Postpartum care
12: Menstrual disorders
13: Benign gynaecology
14: The pelvic floor and continence
16: Case-based discussions
"A very fresh and concise overview of the O&G curriculum for day to day use and for exam revision. Those preparing for their membership will find this an immense revision aid. Reader friendly layout and lots of pictures. Highly recommended." - Amazon review
"I am currently working in obstetrics and gynaecology as an SHO (GP Trainee).
This book is a good comprehensive text. It has helped both in the job itself
and to prepare for the DRCOG exam. I would highly recommend it." -
Ippokratis Sarris, Specialist Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, London Deanery, London, UK, Susan Bewley, Consultant in Obstetrics & Maternal Fetal Medicine, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK, and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Kings College London, London, UK, and Sangeeta Agnihotri, Consultant Gynaecologist and Obstetrician (Maternal Medicine), Whipps Cross University Hospital Trust, London, UK