Friendly and accessible approach to the subject makes learning especially easy
Written by junior doctors for students - authors who understand exam pressures
Contains ‘Hints and Tips’ boxes, and other useful aide-mémoires
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-testingSelf-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!
Now celebrating over 10 years of success - Crash Course has been specially devised to help you get through your exams with ease.
Completely revised throughout, the new edition of Crash Course is perfectly tailored to meet your needs by providing everything you need to know in one place. Clearly presented in a tried and trusted, easy-to-use, format, each book in the series gives complete coverage of the subject in a no-nonsense, user-friendly fashion.
Commencing with 'Learning Objectives', each chapter guides you succinctly through the topic, giving full coverage of the curriculum whilst avoiding unnecessary and often confusing detail. Each chapter is also supported by a full artwork programme, and features the ever popular 'Hints and Tips' boxes as well as other useful aide-mémoires. All volumes contain an up-to-date self-assessment section which allows you to test your knowledge and hone your exam skills.
Authored by students or junior doctors - working under close faculty supervision - each volume has been prepared by someone who has recently been in the exam situation and so relates closely to your needs. So whether you need to get out of a fix or aim for distinction Crash Course is for you!!
Some of the topics covered in the book are the psychological factors in intensive care; assessment of respiratory function; chronic respiratory disease, cardiac disease, and chest deformity; cardiac arrest and its neurological complications; removal of kidneys for transplantation; and organization of rehabilitation services. The general approach to neurological physiotherapy is fully covered. An in-depth account of the psychiatric aspects of neurology is provided. Depression associated with neurological disorders is completely presented. A chapter is devoted to the psychological aspects of epilepsy. Another section focuses on the pathological physiology of Parkinsonism. The management of visual failure, metabolic muscle disorders, acute bacterial meningitis, and viral encephalitis are briefly covered.
The book can provide useful information to doctors, psychologists, therapists, students, and researchers.
It provides a concise, structured approach to neurology and neurosurgery learning, covering key facts in a simple and memorable way:
Part I - The Basics - features the basic principles and facts essential for a good understanding of neurology and neurosurgery and includes sections on relevant neuroanatomy; neurological history and examination; and investigations including neurophysiology and neuroradiology. MRI and CT scans are included throughout the text.
Part II - Complaints: face to face with the patient - features OSCE-style and the viva-voce examination preparation and has chapters on presenting complaints with relevant and selected questions to ask for establishing the differential diagnoses (presented in a table) with basic investigations and management.
Part III - Conditions: applying the basics - presents important clinical conditions with sections on definition; epidemiology; aetiology; associations/risk factors; pathology; history; examination; investigations; management; complications; prognosis and a list of differential diagnoses usually in a table with general clinical information and distinguishing information to exclude the alternative diagnoses.
Each chapter also includes key points to remember and highlights key facts.
Rapid Neurology and Neurosurgery contains only the essential, core, and relevant facts in a concise, pocket-sized, 'rapid' refresher providing a thorough foundation of neurology and neurosurgery knowledge allowing you to excel in the examinations.
Topics covered includeHeadachesEpilepsyStroke and bleedsMovement disordersTumoursVestibular disordersInfectionsDementiasEmergenciesAnd others
Practice questions are unbelievably useful as a revision tool yet question books are incredibly expensive. The author of this series is a medical student wishing to provide the best practice questions complete with tips and explanations at a really low price.
Contact me if you have any suggestions on how to improve the Medicine MCQs book series, for any questions you might have or to report an error that's somehow slipped through. Some questions may overlap with other books in the Medicine MCQs series. I hope you find these questions as useful as I find them.
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This book discusses the first steps in the management of neurological conditions, followed by descriptions of common problems such as headache, attacks of loss of consciousness, memory loss, visual symptoms, facial pain, and vertigo. Severe medical conditions that include tumors, cancer, head injury, strokes, parkinson's disease, involuntary movements, multiple sclerosis, peripheral neuropathy, and diabetes mellitus are also deliberated. This text likewise covers other clinical disorders such as neurosyphilis, granulomas, dysarthria, paraesthesia, gait disorder, and fatigue.
This publication is valuable to neurologists and medical students intending to acquire basic knowledge of neurological examination.
Neurology: Clinical Cases Uncovered leads students through the clinical approach to managing neurological problems via real-life patient cases and outcomes. Following a question-answer approach to developing the narrative, and including self-assessment MCQs, EMQs and SAQs, the book includes 27 fully-illustrated cases covering a wide range of neurological presentations and conditions.
Ideal for medical students with clinical attachments in neurology, and in the run up to examinations, the book will also be useful to doctors in training in general internal medicine, medicine of the elderly, psychiatry and neurology.
Neurological Emergencies in Clinical Practice has a wide appeal and relevance to disciplines including neurology, emergency medicine, critical care medicine, internal medicine and family medicine. Medical students and residents may use this convenient, pocket-sized book to prepare for and succeed in their training examinations and it is also useful for other house staff and practicing physicians.