MRCPCH MasterCourse

Two Volume Set with DVD and website access


  • Malcolm Levene, MD, FRCP, FRCPCH, FMedSc, Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health, Division of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Leeds, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, UK

<STRONG>2008 BMA Medical Book Competition Awards:<BR/>First Prize Paediatrics</STRONG><BR/><BR/>Prepared in conjunction with the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), <em>MRCPCH MasterCourse</em> has been constructed as a comprehensive package for trainees facing professional examinations in paediatrics and child health.<BR/><BR/>Career paediatricians sitting the full MRCPCH examination will require the boxed set. This comprises volumes 1 and 2, a DVD containing video clips of clinical scenarios, and PIN access to a website with self-assessment and further learning materials. This provides all the learning materials required for successful completion of the MRCPCH parts 1 and 2 and MRCPCH Clinical.<BR/><BR/>For candidates sitting the Diploma in Child Health (DCH) exams and doctors with a primary-care interest in child health, Volume 1 will be sufficient.
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Book information

  • Published: April 2007
  • ISBN:
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Available Volumes


Volume 1:

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

Volume 2:

How to use this book
Index of DVD clips
List of abbreviations
Module 6: Childhood disorders 1

28. Central nervous system
29. Neuro-developmental disability
30. Child mental health
31. The eye and vision
32. Disorders of hearing, the ear and throat
33. Disorders of bones and joints
34. Inborn errors of metabolism
35. Endocrinology and diabetes
36. Skin disorders in children
37. Child abuse and neglect
38. Child health in developing countries

Module 7: Childhood disorders 2

39. Gastroenterology and hepatology
40. Urinary system
41. The cardiovascular system
42. Respiratory paediatrics
43. Blood and reticuloendothelial disorders
44. Immunology and infectious disease

Module 8: The child in hospital

45. Care of the critically ill child
46. Neonatology I: problems of the prenatal and perinatal period
47. Neonatology II: respiratory and cardiac disorders
48. Neonatology III: neurology, haematology, metabolism and sepsis
49. Neonatology IV: disorders requiring surgical intervention
50. Accidents, poisoning and ALTEs
51. Oncology and palliative care