Basic Sciences for MCEM
CRC Press – 2014 – 276 pages
This book is a dedicated resource for those sitting the Part A of the MCEM (Membership of the College of Emergency Medicine) examination. It forms an essential revision guide for emergency trainees who need to acquire a broad understanding of the basic sciences, which underpin their approach to clinical problems in the emergency department.
Common clinical scenarios are used to highlight the essential underlying basic science principles, providing a link between clinical management and a knowledge of the underlying anatomical, physiological, pathological and biochemical processes. Multiple choice questions with reasoned answers are used to confirm the candidates understanding and for self testing. Unlike other recent revision books which provide MCQ questions with extended answers, this book uses clinical cases linked to the most recent basic science aspects of the CEM syllabus to provide a book that not only serves as a useful revision resource for the Part A component of the MCEM examination, but also a unique way of understanding the processes underlying common clinical cases seen every day in the emergency department.
This book is essential for trainees sitting the Part A of the MCEM exam and for clinicians and medical students who need to refresh their knowledge of basic sciences relevant to the management of clinical emergencies.
Upper limb anatomy. Lower limb anatomy. The Thorax. The abdomen. Head and Neck anatomy. Anatomy of the Spine. Neuroanatomy. Basic cell physiology. Cardiovascular physiology. Respiratory physiology. Renal physiology. GI physiology. Endocrine physiology. Neurophysiology. Pathology. Haematology. Metabolic chemistry. Microbiology. Pharmacology. Toxicology. EBM. Appendices.
Dr Chetan Trivedy BDS FDS.RCS (Eng) MBBS PhD MCEM FRSH, LEARN Research Fellow, London School of Emergency Medicine, London, UK
"Dr Mathew Hall BM BChPhD MCEM is Specialty Doctor in Emergency Medicine at the Princess Royal University Hospital, Kent, UK.
Professor Harold Ellis, Emeritus Professor and Clinical Anatomist, Division of Anatomy, Cell and Human Biology, Guy's, King's and St Thomas' School of Medicine, London, UK