Now in its 3rd edition,
Lecture Notes: Obstetrics and Gynaecology has been extensively revised and updated to provide a concise and practical introduction to obstetrics and gynaecology for medical students and junior doctors.
Starting with a section on basic science, the text is divided into six sections that explain female health needs and their management from the early years to old age. The self-assessment section is now a separate chapter, and includes Extended Matching Questions (EMQs), scenarios for practical history taking for the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) and Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).
Part 1 looks at female reproductive anatomy and physiology.
Part 2 covers the puberty and menstrual problems of young women, sub-fertility, pregnancy prevention, and sexual problems.
Part 3 examines the reproductive years including pregnancy and childbirth.
Part 4 covers the mature woman including menstrual problems of the older woman and pelvic pain.
Part 5 discusses the older woman including the menopause, incontinence and malignancy including breast cancer.
Part 6 demonstrates the importance of public health statistics on the provision of services in obstetrics and gynaecology.
Now in two-colour throughout, with a new colour plate section, Lecture Notes: Obstetrics and Gynaecology covers the core material needed for O&G courses, written specifically for medical students, nursing students, junior doctors on the Foundation Programme and the first two years of specialist training, midwives, and GPs.
Diana Hamilton-Fairley is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and is Deputy Director of Medical Education at Guy's and St. Thomas' Hospital Trust.
1 Basic science. PART 1 The Woman. 2 The woman as a patient. PART 2 The Young Woman. 3 Puberty and menstrual problems of young women. 4 Subfertility. 5 Pregnancy prevention. 6 Benign disease, genital tract infections and sexual problems. PART 3 The Reproductive Years. 7 The mother and fetus in pregnancy. 8 Bleeding in pregnancy. 9 The antenatal period. 10 Diseases of pregnancy. 11 Diseases in pregnancy. 12 Normal labour. 13 Abnormal labour. 14 Puerperium. 15 The newborn. PART 4 The Mature Woman. 16 Abnormal vaginal blood loss. 17 Pelvic pain. 18 Breast disease. 19 Screening for gynaecological cancer. PART 5 The Older Woman. 20 Malignant gynaecological conditions. 21 The menopause. 22 Pelvic floor disorders. PART 6 Audit of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 23 Statistics of reproductive medicine. Self-assessment questions. Answers