Crash Course Respiratory System Updated Print + eBook edition,4th Edition
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This volume in the essential area of respiratory medicine provides a coherent journey from basic science to clinical assessment and finally respiratory pathology. The careful inclusion of cross referencing and the very latest guidelines will enable you to quickly link the key aspects of science and clinical medicine in an evidence-based manner. Whether you are revising for basic science exams or are on the wards looking for clinical information with a pathophysiological focus, this new edition is for you!
- More than 170 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
Part I: Basic Medical Science. Overview of the Respiratory System; The Upper Respiratory Tract; The Lower Respiratory Tract; Ventilation and Gas Exchange; Perfusion and Gas Transport; Control of Respiratory Function; Disorders of the Lungs.
Part II: Clinical Assessment. Pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions; Presentations of Respiratory Disease; History and Examination; Investigations and Imaging.
Part III: Self Assessment. Multiple-choice questions (MCQs); Short-answer questions (SAQs); Extended-matching questions (EMQs); Essay questions; OSCE stations; MCQ Answers; SAQ Answers; EMQ answers.
Sarah Hickin, BSc(Hons) MBBS, Core Medical Trainee Year 2, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust, London, UK., James Renshaw, BSc(Hons) MBBS, Core Trainee Year 1, South Thames Deanery, London, UK and Rachel Chapman, BSc (Hons) MBBS, F2, West Middlesex University Hospital, London