Newly updated, this full-color resource offers a systematic approach to performing a neuromusculoskeletal assessment with rationales for various aspects of the assessment. This comprehensive text covers every joint of the body, head and face, gait, posture, emergency care, the principles of assessment, and preparticipation evaluation. The latest edition of this core text is the essential cornerstone in the new four-volume musculoskeletal rehabilitation series.
- More than 100 illustrations present clinical, diagnostic and practical information in an easy-to-follow manner
- Friendly and accessible approach to the subject makes learning especially easy
- Written by students for students - authors who understand exam pressures
- Contains 'Hints and Tips' boxes, and other useful aide-m?moires
- Succinct coverage of the subject enables 'sharp focus' and efficient use of time during exam preparation
- Contains a fully updated self-assessment section - ideal for honing exam skills and self-testing
NEW TO THIS EDITION
- Self-assessment section fully updated to reflect current exam requirements
- Contains 'common exam pitfalls' as advised by faculty
- Crash Courses also available electronically!
- Online self-assessment bank also available - content edited by Dan Horton-Szar!
I started to read this text with a mind set to dislike it. I have always avoided recommending 'Crash Course' texts to our students because I have felt that their superficial focus on assessment takes students away from comprehension towards rapid, shallow learning of lists; learning that dissipates after the exam as rapidly as it was acquired before. I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised, and have certainly changed my view.
The author of the text clearly has a deep understanding of the normal and abnormal structure and function of the gastrointestinal system. He has presented the ideas very clearly and without, in the main, dumbing down. All essential ideas are covered, and covered well, and a student who studies the text alongside medical teaching and other learning should develop a solid understating that has a good chance of lasting.
Professor Stewart Petersen, Department of Medical & Social Care Education, Leicester Medical School, Leicester, UK
This is a good review of the GI system. I find it very good for revision for the topic. It is very easy and clear to read. It's laid out in a simple to follow manner and is suitable for any level of undergraduate student. I like the questions at the end of the chapters as it helps to consolidate my learning. It is a shame that there is no online content to this book like more questions. All in all it is a superb book.
Sarah Edwards, Medical Student, Devon, UK
I think the Crash course series is an excellent revision series for students in their pre-clinical years. Obviously being as its designed as revision guide it doesn't have quite the detail that other textbooks has, but what it lacks in detail it makes up in the breadth of topics it covers. I struggle to fault it for revision purposes. I particularly like the fact it has revision questions in multiple formats, I think this is very useful for revision and testing what you actually know. I think the layout is also good, and doesn't flood you with information. The text follows a logical order basically anatomy and embryology, physiology, pathology and then pharmacology.
I've found this book to be enormous help for my mid-semester exam and I know it well help for my end of term exam. An excellent text which has very little wrong with it.
Student Reviewer, Amazon
Table of Contents
- Part I. Basic Medical Science of the Gastrointestinal System.
- 1: Introduction to the Gastrointestinal System.
- 2: The Upper Gastrointestinal Tract.
- 3: The Stomach.
- 4: The Liver.
- 5: The Pancreas and Biliary Tract.
- 6: The Small Intestine.
- 7: The Large Intestine.
- Part II Clinical Assessment.
- 8: Common Presentations of Gastrointestinal Disease.
- 9: History and Examination.
- 10: Investigations and Imaging.
- Part III: Self Assessment.
- Multiple-choice Questions (MCQs); Short-answer Questions (SAQs); Extended-matching Questions (EMQs); MCQ Answers; SAQ Answers; EMQ Answers.
By Megan Griffiths, MBChB(Hons), Foundation Doctor, Wirral University Teaching Hospital, Merseyside, UK