Oxford Cases in Medicine and Surgery, Second Edition
Oxford University Press
This Oxford University Press app-book, Oxford Cases in Medicine and Surgery, Second Edition, improves your performance with relevant, valid material that you can access quickly and with minimum effort in the palm of your hand using Indextra's patented technology.
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- High resolution pictures
- Notes and picture notes
About this title
Winner of the Richard Asher Prize
The second edition of Oxford Cases in Medicine and Surgery teaches students a hypothesis-driven, logical, step-by-step approach to diagnosis when faced with each of 29 common patient presentations. By challenging students with questions at each stage of a case (history-taking, examination, investigation, management), this approach mirrors that used by successful clinicians on the wards. In tackling these questions, students understand how to critically analyse information and learn to integrate their existing knowledge into a real-life scenario from start to finish.
Each chapter focuses on a common presenting symptom (eg, chest-pain). By starting with a symptom mirroring real life settings, students learn to draw on their knowledge of different physiological systems – for example, cardiology, respiratory, gastroenterology – at the same time. All the major presenting symptoms in general medicine and surgery (mapped to UK medical school curricula) are covered, together with a broad range of pathologies.
- Covers the common presenting symptoms in UK medical school curricula and finals exams
- Friendly and accessible text outlines how to approach diagnosis logically, and clearly explains the rationale behind clinical decisions
- Systematically walks the reader through the diagnostic process from history through examination, investigation and interpretation to management options
- Each chapter includes a long case, several short cases, viva (short-answer) questions and multiple-choice questions to prepare for life on the wards and to direct revision
This book is an essential resource for all medicine students, and provides a modern, well-rounded introduction to life on the wards. It is ideal for those starting out in clinical medicine – and an ideal refresher for those revising for OSCEs and finals.
'...when I study medicine, I wish that I could download medical knowledge into my memory. Until medical science invents such a device or google becomes implanted into our occipital lobes, I thoroughly recommend the Oxford Cases in Medicine and Surgery.' – Tom Rock, BMA Medical Student Representative, University of Bristol, in the West of England Medical Journal
Authors: Hugo Farne, Edward Norris-Cervetto, and James Warbrick-Smith