Crash Course Endocrinology: Updated Print + E-book Edition, 4th Edition
Crash Course – your effective every day study companion PLUS the perfect antidote for exam stress! Save time and be assured you have all the core information you need in one place to excel on your course and achieve exam success.
A winning formula now for over 15 years, each series volume has been fine tuned and fully updated, with an improved layout tailored to make your life easier. Especially written by senior medical students or recent graduates – those who have just been in the exam situation – with all information thoroughly checked and quality assured by expert faculty advisers, the result are books which exactly meet your needs and you know you can trust.
Each provides an integrated approach to the subject by linking together topics such as anatomy, development, histology, physiology and pharmacology. Diseases and complaints, clerking, clinical assessment and examination, common skills and further investigations are also covered.
Commencing with clear 'Learning Objectives', every chapter guides you succinctly through the topic, giving full coverage of the curriculum whilst avoiding unnecessary and often confusing detail. A fully revised self-assessment section matching the latest exam formats is also included.In this edition, Crash Course Endocrinology has been carefully revised to further reflect the requirements today’s medical curriculum, including enhanced coverage of the essential area of diabetes.
- More than 130 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-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-testing
- 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!
1 Overview of the endocrine system
2. The hypothalamus and the pituitary gland
3. The thyroid gland
4. The adrenal glands
5. The pancreas
6. Up and coming hormones
7. Endocrine control of fluid balance
8. Endocrine control of calcium homeostasis
9. Endocrine control of growth
10. Endocrine disorders of neoplastic origin
11. Hormones of the reproductive system
Self-Assessment Questions (SAQs)
Extended Matching Questions (EMQs)
Ronan O'Neill, MBChB, Foundation Year 2 Doctor, NHS, UK and Richard Murphy, MBChB (Hons), FY1 Doctor, NHS Grampian, UK