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Readership: Medical students revising for exams in medical sciences in years one, two and three. Will also be of use to medical students revising for Finals and foundation doctors who are looking to refresh their medical science knowledge. Medical educators will find this series to be very helpful for their teaching purposes.
Edited by Jade Chow, St George's Medical School, London, UK, and John Patterson, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University Of London, London, UK
Dr Jade Chow is the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education, St George's, University of London and Chair of the Undergraduate Medical and Bioscience Committee. She is responsible for the three MBBS courses at SGUL, Biomedical Science, Intercalated BSc and Biomedical Informatics
courses. Jade has extensive experience and expertise in assessment having been Chief Examiner in the written Final examinations at St George's for over 10 years and having played a pivotal role in the design of the overall assessment strategy. Dr Chow is an active practising histopathologist and is currently a Regional Specialist Advisor for Histopathology for the Royal College of Pathologists and Examiner for Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists.
Dr John Patterson is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Medical Education at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry. John formerly taught Physiology for 30 years and was three times elected 'best preclinical teacher'. Formerly Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Studies he oversaw a revision of assessment structures across the programmes. As Head of Assessment he had oversight of the design, delivery and analysis of all MBBS examinations and he also acted as Chair of the University of London Medical Extended Matching Question Bank.
Dr Katharine Boursicot is a Reader in Medical Education and Deputy Head of the Centre for Medical and Healthcare Education at St George's, University of London. Previously she was Head of Assessment at Barts and The London, and Associate Dean for Assessment at Cambridge University School of Clinical Medicine. She is consultant on assessment to several UK medical schools, Royal Medical Colleges and international institutions as well as the General Medical Council PLAB Part 2 Panel and Fitness to Practise clinical skills testing.
Dr David Sales is a general practitioner by training who has been involved in medical assessment for over 20 years, having previously been convenor of the MRCGP knowledge test. He has run item writing workshops for a number of undergraduate medical schools, medical royal colleges and internationally. For the General Medical Council currently he chairs the Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board Part 1 panel and is their consultant on fitness to practise knowledge testing.
"This useful review book allows medical students and medical graduates to review and self-assess their level of knowledge in the biomedical/basic sciences. The book's small size makes it very convenient to carry in a pocket for access in almost any environment. This would be a valuable tool for medical students and medical graduates, at any level of training, who are preparing for standardized exams (boards, licensing, specialty, etc.)." - Doody's Review
"<"This book is a fantastic, unique resource, assessing the application of basic science to clinical problems. The problems are varied and realistic and so this is not just good exam preparation but it's also good fun!>"
" - Tom Kelley, Junior Doctor, UK
"I am a convert to this revision tool which uniquely has its assessments pitched at graded levels of rigour to meet the needs of medical students and junior doctors alike. The balance of clinical and medical sciences in the clinical sceanrio lead-ins and the answer feedbacks makes for an invaluable learning resource.
" - Dr Roger Searle, Director of Anatomy and Clinical Skills, The Medical School, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
Section 1: Cells, tissues and molecules
1: Cellular structure and function
2: Cellular metabolism
3: Molecular and medical genetics
4: Nerve and muscle
5: Growth of tissues and organs
6: Techniques of medical sciences
Section 2: The biomedical systems
7: Musculoskeletal system
8: Respiratory and cardiovascular systems
9: Urinary system
10: Digestive system
11: Endocrine organs
12: Reproduction and development
13: Head, neck and neuroscience
14: Infection and immunity
Section 3: Medical sciences in clinical reasoning
15: Clinical application of medical sciences