Basic Science in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

A Textbook for MRCOG Part 1


  • Phillip Bennett, BSc, PhD, MD, FRCOG, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital, London, UK
  • Catherine Williamson, BSc, MD, FRCP, Senior Lecturer in Obstetric Medicine, Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology, Imperial College, London, UK

A textbook covering the basic sciences relevant to obstetrics and gynaecology at a level suitable for doctors specialising in the field . The chapters match the syllabus of the specialist UK exam – the MRCOG Part 1
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A textbook aimed at candidates (UK and overseas) taking Part 1 of the MRCOG (membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists) examination, of which basic science is an important part of the syllabus.


Book information

  • Published: April 2010
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-10281-3

Table of Contents

1 Structure and function of the genome Peter Dixon

2 Clinical genetics Dorothy Trump

3 Embryology Kate Hardy

4 Fetal and placental physiology Sailesh Kumar

5 Applied anatomy Sarah Paterson Brown

6 Pathology Neil Sebire

7 Microbiology and virology Geoffrey Ridgway & Paul Taylor

8 Immunology Andrew George

9 Biochemistry Fiona Lyall

10 Physiology David Williams, Anna Kenyon & Dawn Adamson

11 Endocrinology Mark Johnson

12 Drugs and drug therapy Hassan Shehata

13 Physics David Talbot

14 Statistics and evidence-based health care Louise Brown

15 Clinical research methodology Andrew Shennan & Annette Briley

16 Self assessment