Basic Science for the MRCS

2nd Edition

A revision guide for surgical trainees


  • Andrew Raftery
  • Michael Delbridge
  • Helen Douglas
  • 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


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    © 2012
    Churchill Livingstone
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    About the editors

    Andrew Raftery

    Affiliations and Expertise

    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

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Consultant Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon, The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich, UK

    Helen Douglas

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Specialist Trainee in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Yorkshire and Humber Deanery, UK