Fully updated to reflect changes to the curriculum and question format since publication of the original edition, this book is essential reading for all Part 1 MRCOG candidates. A chapter has been added to mirror the new curriculum domain of data interpretation. Edited by experienced RCOG examiners and written by contributors to the RCOG's revision course, this comprehensive textbook provides extensive coverage of all curriculum areas covered by the Part 1 examination (the basic sciences which are vital to the clinical practice of obstetrics and gynaecology). Fully illustrated in colour throughout to aid understanding, this is the one textbook that every Part 1 candidate should own. The content is complementary to RCOG's eLearning programme StratOG (https://stratog.rcog.org.uk) which offers a range of products to support training and professional development in obstetrics and gynaecology, including banks of Single Best Answer (SBA) questions that offer candidates invaluable practice at tackling this demanding examination.
Alison Fiander is Head of the Section of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Cardiff University School of Medicine. Professor Fiander was Chairman of the RCOG's Part 1 multiple choice question (MCQ) sub-committee between 2005 and 2008. Baskaran Thilaganathan is a Consultant Obstetrician and a Professor of Fetal Medicine at St George's University of London. Professor Thilaganathan was a member of the RCOG's Part 1 MCQ sub-committee between 2007 and 2008.
Part I. Introduction: 1. Introduction: changes to the Part I Mary Ann Lumsden; Part II. Anatomy: 2. Applied anatomy and imaging of the pelvis, femoral triangle and inguinal canal Diana Lawrence-Watt, Julia Montgomery and Malcolm Johnston; 3. Applied anatomy and imaging of the bladder, ureter, urethra, anus and perineum Diana Lawrence-Watt, Julia Montgomery and Malcolm Johnston; 4. Applied anatomy and imaging of the uterus, vagina, ovaries and breast Diana Lawrence-Watt, Julia Montgomery and Malcolm Johnston; Part III. Biochemistry: 5. Cell and molecular biology Fiona Lyall; 6. Steroids and prostaglandins Anthony E. Michael; 7. Fluid and acid-base balance Mark Heining; 8. Calcium homeostasis and bones Rosemary Bland; 9. Human metabolism: carbohydrates, fats and proteins Mary Board; Part IV. Biophysics: 10. Biophysics Nazar N. Amso and Neil Pugh; Part V. Embryology: 11. Early embryology Ram Sharma; 12. Development of the urogenital tract Vivek Nama; 13. Development and congenital anomalies of the gastrointestinal tract Rohan D'Souza; 14. Development of the heart and the fetal circulation Rohan D'Souza; Part VI. Endocrinology: 15. Placental structure and function Des Holden; 16. Hypothalamus and pituitary gland Gul Bano; 17. Adrenal and thyroid glands and the pancreas Gul Bano; Part VII. Genetics: 18. Single-gene and chromosome abnormalities Shwetha Ramachandrappa and Katrina Tatton-Brown; Part VIII. Immunology: 19. Basic immunology Sharon Cookson and Ian Sargent; Part IX. Microbiology: 20. Microbiology Susan Hopkins and Daniel Brudney; 21. Viral infections in pregnancy Philip Rice; 22. Infections in obstetrics and gynaecology Phillip E. Hay; Part X. Pathology: 23. Cellular response to disease Raji Ganesan; 24. Pathology of benign disease of the female genital tract Raji Ganesan; 25. Gynaecological neoplasia Raji Ganesan; Part XI. Pharmacology: 26. Pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and teratogenesis Kevin Hayes; 27. Non-hormonal therapy in obstetrics and gynaecology Kevin Hayes; 28. Hormonal treatment in non-malignant gynaecological conditions Michael Marsh; Part XII. Physiology: 29. Female reproductive physiology Helen Mason; 30. Male reproductive physiology and the fertilization process Helen Mason; 31. Physiology of pregnancy Asma Khalil; 32. Fetal physiology Aris T. Papageorghiou and Asma Khalil; Part XIII. Statistics and Epidemiology: 33. Basic statistics Fiona Broughton Pipkin; 34. Screening and trials statistics Andrew H. Shennan and Annette Briley; 35. Epidemiology Arri Coomarasamy and Khalid S. Khan; 36. Data interpretation in obstetrics and gynaecology Andrew R. Sizer; Index.