Pass Finals is a notes-style summary of the key facts to know for the diagnosis and management of important diseases. The book relates to Kumar & Clark's Clinical Medicine, and it's synoptic approach is intended to help time-poor students with revision for final exams in medicine. Information is presented as bullet point lists and short summaries. There are also practice self-assessment questions at the end of each chapter, with explanatory answers at the end of the book.
- Focuses on the most important medical specialities, including cardiology, neurology, GI, and respiratory medicine
- Introductory chapters give tips on preparing for exams and explanations of the types of questions that will be encountered
- Important background information on pharmacology, radiology and imaging and clinical investigations is covered in discrete chapters
- Uses a basic outline for explaining each disease – physical examination, investigations and management – summarised in a succinct and clear way
New To This Edition:
- Examples of OSCE stations and advice on how to approach them included in all chapters
- Increased use of line diagrams and breakout boxes for the important topics
- X-ray images and CT scans added
- More self-assessment questions
Table of Contents:
1 How to pass medical finals.
2 Question types in medical finals.
3 Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs).
4 Pharmacology and therapeutics.
6 Clinical chemistry.
7 Infectious diseases.
8 Respiratory medicine.
10 Gastroenterology and hepatology.
14 Renal medicine.
16 Oncology and genetic disease.
18 Psychological medicine.
19 Statistics and evidence-based medicine.
Appendix A. Answers to multiple choice questions.
Appendix B. Answers to extended matching questions.
Appendix C. Normal reference ranges / Normal values for laboratory tests.
By Geoff Smith, MD, MRCP, Locum Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist, Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trusts, London, UK; Elizabeth Carty, B Med Sci, BMBS, MD, MRCP, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Whipps Cross University Hospital, London, UK and Louise Langmead, MD, MRCP, Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK