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MRCPCH MasterCourse

Volume 1 with DVD and website access

2008 BMA Medical Book Competition Awards:
First Prize Paediatrics

Prepared in conjunction with the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), MRCPCH MasterCourse has been constructed as a comprehensive package for trainees facing professional examinations in paediatrics and child health.

This volume (1) alone will be sufficient for candidates sitting the Diploma in Child Health (DCH) exams and doctors with a primary-care interest in child health.

It comes with an accompanying DVD containing video clips of clinical scenarios, and PIN access to a website with self-assessment and further learning materials.

Paperback, 394 Pages

Published: April 2007

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-443-10142-7


  • How to use this book
    Index of DVD clips
    List of abbreviations

    Module 1: Normal children and child health:

    1. Child health in a changing society
    2. Child development and developmental problems
    3. Psychological and emotional development
    4. Nutrition, infant feeding and weaning

    Module 2: Toolkit for child health and disease

    5. History-taking and physical examination
    6. Diagnosis and management
    7. Communication skills
    8. Evaluation of the newborn
    9. Clinical genetics
    10. Pharmacology and therapeutics
    11. Ethics and children’s rights
    12. Practical procedures and investigations
    13. Evidence-based paediatrics and audit

    Module 3: Child public health

    14. Epidemiology
    15. Screening
    16. Immunization
    17. Health promotion and disease prevention

    Module 4: Community child health

    18. Childhood disability
    19. Adolescent health and health problems
    20. Emotional and behavioural problems: primary care aspects
    21. Child protection in the community

    Module 5: Common problems in primary care

    22. Growth: normal and abnormal
    23. Heart and lung disorders
    24. Brain and movement disorders
    25. Abdominal disorders
    26. Disorders of the urinary tract
    27. Skin disorders


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