Basic Science for the MRCS

A revision guide for surgical trainees

By

  • Andrew Raftery, BSc MBChB(Hons) MD FRCS(Eng) FRCS(Ed) , Clinical Anatomist; Formerly Consultant Surgeon, Sheffield Kidney Institute, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield; Member (formerly Chairman), Court of Examiners, Royal College of Surgeons of England; Formerly Member of Panel of Examiners, Intercollegiate Specialty Board in General Surgery; Formerly Member of Council, Royal College of Surgeons of England; Formerly Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in Surgery, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Andrew Raftery, BSc MBChB(Hons) MD FRCS(Eng) FRCS(Ed) , Clinical Anatomist; Formerly Consultant Surgeon, Sheffield Kidney Institute, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield; Member (formerly Chairman), Court of Examiners, Royal College of Surgeons of England; Formerly Member of Panel of Examiners, Intercollegiate Specialty Board in General Surgery; Formerly Member of Council, Royal College of Surgeons of England; Formerly Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in Surgery, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Michael Delbridge, MB ChB(Hons) MD FRCS (Vascular), Consultant Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon, The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich, UK
  • Helen Douglas, MB ChB MRCS(Eng), Specialist Trainee in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Yorkshire and Humber Deanery, UK

This book is a concise revision guide to the core basic sciences - anatomy, physiology and pathology - which comprise the essential knowledge required by the trainee entering the specialty of surgery. It has been written in a style to facilitate easy learning of the essential facts, with indications of both their clinical relevance and importance. This book concentrates on those topics which tend to be recurring examination themes for initial surgical training. It will be an invaluable resource for the basic surgical trainee studying for the Intercollegiate MRCS examination, as well as proving useful for those in higher surgical training and for the surgically inclined, well-motivated student.
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Audience

MRCS candidates

 

Book information

  • Published: February 2012
  • Imprint: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-4483-0

Reviews

"It succeeds in fulfilling its objective as a rapid revision of the basic sciences for the intercollegiate MRCS and is highly recommended to candidates for this diploma. It also provides an excellent review of the basic sciences for those in higher surgical training."

Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England




Table of Contents

I Anatomy

1 The thorax

2 The abdomen, pelvis, and perineum

3 The upper limb and breast

4 The lower limb

5 The head, neck, and spine

6 The nervous system

II Physiology

7 General physiology

8 Respiratory system

9 Cardiovascular system

10 Gastrointestinal system

11 Urinary system

12 Endocrine system

13 Nervous and locomotor systems

III Pathology

14 Cellular injury

15 Disorders of growth, morphogenesis, and differentiation

16 Inflammation

17 Thrombosis, embolism and infarction

18 Neoplasia

19 Immunology

20 Haemopoietic and lymphoreticular system

21 Basic microbiology

22 System-specific pathology

IV Appendix      OSCE scenario answers