2008 BMA Medical Book Competition Awards:
First Prize Paediatrics
Prepared in conjunction with the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), MRCPCH MasterCourse has been constructed as a comprehensive package for trainees facing professional examinations in paediatrics and child health.
Career paediatricians sitting the full MRCPCH examination will require the boxed set. This comprises volumes 1 and 2, a DVD containing video clips of clinical scenarios, and PIN access to a website with self-assessment and further learning materials. This provides all the learning materials required for successful completion of the MRCPCH parts 1 and 2 and MRCPCH Clinical.
For candidates sitting the Diploma in Child Health (DCH) exams and doctors with a primary-care interest in child health, Volume 1 will be sufficient.
A complete multi-media course for the new MRCPCH examination.
The written component are produced as attractive, full-colour books written in a problem-orientated style, with full-colour line drawings and colour photographs.
Books contain references to video and audio clips on accompanying DVD that comes with the books to help with preparation for the MRCPCH Clinical.
The related website offers self-testing questions (in exam style) and answers, links to important paediatric websites (guidelines, etc.), selected content from relevant journals, such as Current Paediatrics, periodic clinical updates etc.
An essential purchase for all paediatric trainees in the UK and in other countries where the MRCPCH examination is held, as well as for GPs taking the DCH examination. (Volume 1 only).
Planned and written with the latest syllabus of the MRCPCH in mind.
Malcolm Levene MD, FRCP, FRCPCH, FMedScretired Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Leeds, Leeds General Infirmary Leeds
Volume 1: How to use this book Index of DVD clips List of abbreviations Module 1: Normal children and child health: 1. Child health in a changing society 2. Child development and developmental problems 3. Psychological and emotional development 4. Nutrition, infant feeding and weaning Module 2: Toolkit for child health and disease 5. History-taking and physical examination 6. Diagnosis and management 7. Communication skills 8. Evaluation of the newborn 9. Clinical genetics 10. Pharmacology and therapeutics 11. Ethics and children's rights 12. Practical procedures and investigations 13. Evidence-based paediatrics and audit Module 3: Child public health 14. Epidemiology 15. Screening 16. Immunization 17. Health promotion and disease prevention Module 4: Community child health 18. Childhood disability 19. Adolescent health and health problems 20. Emotional and behavioural problems: primary care aspects 21. Child protection in the community Module 5: Common problems in primary care 22. Growth: normal and abnormal 23. Heart and lung disorders 24. Brain and movement disorders 25. Abdominal disorders 26. Disorders of the urinary tract 27. Skin disorders Volume 2: How to use this book Index of DVD clips List of abbreviations Module 6: Childhood disorders 1 28. Central nervous system 29. Neuro-developmental disability 30. Child mental health 31. The eye and vision 32. Disorders of hearing, the ear and throat 33. Disorders of bones and joints 34. Inborn errors of metabolism 35. Endocrinology and diabetes 36. Skin disorders in children 37. Child abuse and neglect 38. Child health in developing countries Module 7: Childhood disorders 2 39. Gastroenterology and hepatology 40. Urinary system 41. The cardiovascular system 42. Respiratory paediatrics 43. Blood and reticuloendothelial disorders 44. Immunology and infectious disease Module 8: The child in hospital 45. Care of the critically ill child 46. Neonatology I: problems of the prenatal and perinatal period 47. Neonatology II: respiratory and cardiac disorders 48. Neonatology III: neurology, haematology, metabolism and sepsis 49. Neonatology IV: disorders requiring surgical intervention 50. Accidents, poisoning and ALTEs 51. Oncology and palliative care