Crash Course Paediatrics Updated Print + eBook edition, 4th Edition

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Crash Course Paediatrics 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, Crash Course Paediatrics 4/e provides concise and highly practical overage of this core specialty. It has been carefully honed to meet the needs of students in their medical undergraduate years, but will also prove invaluable for foundation trainees or specialty doctors embarking on a career in paediatrics.

  • More than 400 tables and 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 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


1 History and Examination

2 Developmental Assessment

3 Investigations

4 Fever or rash

5 Heart, lung or ENT problems

6 Gut or liver problems

7 Haematuria or proteinuria

8 The patient presents with neurological problems

9 The patient presents with musculoskeletal problems

10 The patient presents with pallor, bleeding, splenomegaly or lymphadenopathy

11 Short stature or developmental delay

12 The patient presents with neonatal problems

13 Infectious diseases and immunodeficiency

14 Allergy and anaphylaxis

15 Skin disorders

16 Cardiovascular disorders

17 Disorders of the respiratory system

18 Disorders of the gastrointestinal system

19 Renal and genitourinary disorders

20 Neurological disorders

21 Musculoskeletal disorders

22 Haematological disorders

23 Malignant disease

24 Endocrine and metabolic disorders

25 Disorders of emotion and behaviour

26 Social and preventive paediatrics

27 Genetic disorders

28 The newborn

29 Accidents and emergencies

30 Nutrition, fluids and prescribing

Self assessment



Rajat Kapoor, BMedSci (Hons), BMBS, DCH, MRCPCH, MAcadMEd, Consultant Paediatrician, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK and Katy I. Barnes, MBBS BA(Cantab), MRCPCH, ST5, Watford General Hospital, Watford, UK


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