Crash Course Paediatrics - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780723437932

Crash Course Paediatrics

4th Edition

eBook ISBN: 9780723437932
Imprint: Mosby Ltd.


Crash Course – your effective every day study companion PLUS the perfect antidote for exam stress! Save time and be assured you have all the information you need in one place to excel on your course and achieve exam success.

A winning formula now for over 15 years, each series volume has been fine tuned and fully updated, with an improved layout tailored to make your life easier. Especially written by junior doctors – those who understand what is essential for exam success – with all information thoroughly checked and quality assured by expert Faculty Advisers, the result is a series of books which exactly meets your needs and you know you can trust.

Building on the success of previous editions, Crash Course Paediatrics 4/e provides concise and highly practical overage of this core specialty. It has been carefully honed to meet the needs of students in their medical undergraduate years, but will also prove invaluable for foundation trainees or specialty doctors embarking on a career in paediatrics.

Key Features

  • More than 400 tables and illustrations present clinical, diagnostic and practical information in an easy-to-follow manner
  • Friendly and accessible approach to the subject makes learning especially easy
  • Written by junior doctors for students - authors who understand exam pressures
  • Contains ‘Hints and Tips’ boxes, and other useful aide-mémoires
  • Succinct coverage of the subject enables ‘sharp focus’ and efficient use of time during exam preparation
  • Contains a fully updated self-assessment section - ideal for honing exam skills and self-testing

Table of Contents

1 History and Examination

2 Developmental Assessment

3 Investigations

4 Fever or rash

5 Heart, lung or ENT problems

6 Gut or liver problems

7 Haematuria or proteinuria

8 The patient presents with neurological problems

9 The patient presents with musculoskeletal problems

10 The patient presents with pallor, bleeding, splenomegaly or lymphadenopathy

11 Short stature or developmental delay

12 The patient presents with neonatal problems

13 Infectious diseases and immunodeficiency

14 Allergy and anaphylaxis

15 Skin disorders

16 Cardiovascular disorders

17 Disorders of the respiratory system

18 Disorders of the gastrointestinal system

19 Renal and genitourinary disorders

20 Neurological disorders

21 Musculoskeletal disorders

22 Haematological disorders

23 Malignant disease

24 Endocrine and metabolic disorders

25 Disorders of emotion and behaviour

26 Social and preventive paediatrics

27 Genetic disorders

28 The newborn

29 Accidents and emergencies

30 Nutrition, fluids and prescribing

Self assessment




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"This fourth edition of crash course in paediatrics is now fuly revised and updated with the current guidelines for best practice, and recent developments in medical research and pharmacology...Who will find this book useful? The primary readership should be students in their medical undergraduate years, but will also prove invaluable for foundation trainees or any paediatric speciality doctors. But I believe that the beauty of this book is not only the facts, but also the way how authors present in a user friendly outline. It may by much more important for us, senior doctors in all paediatric specialities, and we should learn this way of gret organization to guide and teach our junior doctors."

Journal pf the European Paediatric Neurology Society, January 2014

I would be surprised if a student who was able to apply the information in this book flexibly failed a UK paediatric examination. It therefore provides a sound knowledge base for the subject.

Colin Melville, Consultant Paediatrician, Staffordshire