Crash Course General Medicine Updated Print + eBook edition, 4th Edition
The (printed) ‘Updated Edition’ now comes with added value access to the complete, downloadable eBook version via Student Consult. Search, read and revise whilst on the move and use the interactive self-assessment to test your understanding. Crash Course - a more flexible, practical learning package than ever before.
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 junior doctors – those who understand what is essential for exam success – with all information thoroughly checked and quality assured by expert Faculty Advisers, the result is a series of books which exactly meets your needs and you know you can trust.
Building on the success of previous editions, this new volume provides a concise account of the broad range of general medicine from the most salient features of history taking and clinical examination to investigations and further management. The staggering progress of medicine and the relentless growth of information available can be daunting – included here are carefully selected key developments from recent years most relevant to your course and modern clinical medicine. This clear overview will prove invaluable throughout your undergraduate years, leading up to your finals exams and well in to your first years of practice.
- More than 400 line artworks, tables and boxes 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 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-testing
- Self-assessment section fully updated to reflect current exam requirements
- Contains ‘common exam pitfalls’ as advised by faculty
Taking a history. Examination of the patient. The clerking. Chest pain. Shortness of breath. Palpitations. Cough and haemopytsis. Pyrexia of unknown origin. Dyspepsia. Haematemesis and melaena. Change in bowel habit. Weight loss. Jaundice. Abdominal pain. Urinary symptoms. Haematuria and proteinuria. Hypertension. Headache and facial pain. Joint disease. Back pain. Skin lesions and rash. Loss of consciousness. Confusional states. Stroke and transient ischaemic attack. Lymphadenopathy and splenomegaly. Sensory and motor neurological deficits. Vertigo and dizziness. Excessive bruising and bleeding. Anaemia. Cardiovascular system. Respiratory disease. Gastrointestinal and liver disease. Genitourinary system. Central nervous system. Metabolic and endocrine disorders. Musculoskeletal and skin disorders. Haematological disorders. Infectious diseases. Drug overdose and abuse. Self-assessment.
Oliver Leach, BSc Med. Sci (Hons), MBChB, MRCP, Clinical Fellow, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust, Oxford, UK and Gijsbert Isaac van Boxel, BMBCh, PhD, MRCS, Specialty Registrar General Surgery, Oxford Deanery, Oxford, UK