Basic Science for Core Medical Training and the MRCP

ISBN : 9780199599677

Neil Herring; Robert L. Wilkins
352 Pages
207 x 247 mm
Pub date
Oct 2015
Oxford Specialty Training: Basic Science
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Providing a clear explanation of the relevant medical science behind the individual medical specialties, Basic Science for Core Medical Training and the MRCP, is an indispensable part of a candidate's MRCP preparation. Directly linked to the Royal College exam, the book follows the same systems-based approach as the syllabus for accurate and effective revision. With full coverage of basic science for the medical specialities, the book features material on genetics, cellular, molecular and membrane biology, and biochemistry. Content is presented in an illustrated and easy-to-read format, ensuring that the basic science for each medical specialty is more approachable and accessible. A focus on how the basic sciences aid understanding of clinical practice is reinforced through key tables of differential diagnoses and pharmacology. Ten multiple choice questions at the end of each chapter consolidate learning and enable candidates to test their knowledge. The book also covers common examination errors and areas of misunderstanding to aid learning and help candidates avoid common pitfalls.


1. Genetics
2. Cellular, Molecular and Membrane biology
3. Biochemistry and Metabolism
4. Immunology
5. Infectious Diseases
6. Statistics and Epidemiology
7. Haematology
8. Clinical Pharmacology
9. Rheumatology
10. Cardiology
11. Respiratory Medicine
12. Neurology
13. Psychiatry
14. Gastroenterology
15. Endocrinology
16. Nephrology
17. Dermatology

About the author: 

Dr Neil Herring is a Cardiologist, University Research Lecturer and British Heart Foundation Intermediate Fellow at the University of Oxford, UK. In addition to clinical work, he runs a basic science research program into cardiac autonomic control and is widely involved in medical school education as Tutor and Research Fellow at Keble College, Oxford.

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