The Science of Paediatrics: MRCPCH Mastercourse

The Science of Paediatrics: MRCPCH Mastercourse

1st Edition - March 21, 2016

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  • Editors: Tom Lissauer, Will Carroll
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780702063138
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702066122

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This book is “innovative and original in assisting the reader to apply the principles of science to paediatric practice”. Professor Neena Modi, President, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. The Science of Paediatrics, MRCPCH Mastercourse, provides essential background preparation for the MRCPCH Theory and Science examination. It contains an up-to-date review of the application of science to everyday paediatric clinical practice, whether it is interpreting clinical signs or investigations, prescribing drugs or identifying best management. Although this understanding is essential in order to make informed clinical decisions, it is diffi cult to obtain as it is not usually covered in clinical textbooks. Key features • MRCPCH exam-format questions embedded in each chapter to test understanding • Emphasis on embryology to explain many congenital abnormalities • An overview of the relevant anatomy and physiology • Focus on the application and interpretation of investigations • Examples of recent advances in science and clinical research that have benefi tted the children’s care • All clinical specialties covered by paediatric specialists. • Chapters covering evidence-based paediatrics, statistics, ethics and quality improvement.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction - The important role of science and research in paediatrics

    Epidemiology and public health

    History and examination

    Normal child development

    Developmental problems and the child with special needs

    Paediatric emergencies and critical care

    Accidents and poisoning

    Child protection


    Perinatal medicine

    Neonatal medicine

    Growth and puberty



    Infection and immunity


    Respiratory medicine







    Emotions and behaviour


    Diabetes and endocrinology

    Musculoskeletal disorders


    Metabolic medicine


    Hearing and balance

    Adolescent medicine

    Global child health

    Palliative medicine


    Pharmacology and therapeutics

    Clinical research


    Evidence based paediatrics

    Quality improvement and the clinician

Product details

  • No. of pages: 824
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2016
  • Published: March 21, 2016
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780702063138
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702066122

About the Editors

Tom Lissauer

Affiliations and Expertise

Honorary Consultant Paediatrician, Imperial College Healthcare Trust, London, UK

Will Carroll

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical and Academic Lead & Consultant Paediatrician, University Hospital of the North Midlands Newcastle Road Stoke-on-Trent UK

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