Crash Course Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2nd Edition PDF
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It can be difficult for the contemporary medical student to gain a true insight into the careers of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists when some Foundation Schools provide as little as eight weeks’ training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. With an ever increasing and overwhelming body of medical knowledge, it is difficult enough to grasp a basic academic knowledge let alone be expected to gain important clinical experience in such a short period of time. This is compounded by the fact that O&G has medical, surgical and obstetric components all requiring different skills and thought processes. Learning from reference texts may allow the student to memorise the facts but not necessarily how to assimilate these facts in a clinical setting.
This book presents the theory of O&G in a more clinically orientated manner, as the patient would present in the real life situation, that is, by symptoms. This should focus the student to help develop an insight into the thought processes that will be necessary when they start seeing and managing patients. A good clinical history will focus on relevant positives and negatives and provide a differential diagnosis on which to base relevant investigations and Part one is written with this in mind. Part two is presented with a focus on disease processes and provides insight into the diagnosis and management of common disorders. The use of algorithms, diagrams, ‘Hints and Tips’ boxes and the newly introduced ‘Communication’ boxes gives a clearer understanding of the processes involved in managing patients as well as some of the more common pitfalls. The text is written not only by consultants but also by registrars so combining the wisdom of experience with the latest changes in modern practice.
To reflect the latest assessment methods the self-assessment section has been altered for the second edition. More extended matching questions (EMQ’s) have been added. These have been shown to better assess the ability of the student to assimilate the information provided rather than just rely on a good memory, skills that will hopefully produce a better quality of doctor. Many students see the final MBBS examination as a huge hurdle. The Crash Course philosophy is to provide the student with the relevant clinical knowledge and assessment techniques to be better able to overcome this hurdle with less fear and more confidence.
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