The Science of Paediatrics: MRCPCH Mastercourse

The Science of Paediatrics: MRCPCH Mastercourse Edition 1

Editors: Edited by Tom Lissauer, MB, BChir, FRCPCH and Will Carroll, MD MRCP MRCPCH Bm BCh BA MA(Oxon)
ISBN: 9780702063138
Publication Date : Apr 14, 2016
Page Count: 804
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  • Description
  • About the Editor
  • Table of Contents
  • Book Reviews

This book is “innovative and original in assisting the reader

to apply the principles of science to paediatric practice¿.

Professor Neena Modi, President, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.

The Science of Paediatrics, MRCPCH Mastercourse, provides essential

background preparation for the MRCPCH Theory and Science examination.

It contains an up-to-date review of the application of science to everyday

paediatric clinical practice, whether it is interpreting clinical signs or

investigations, prescribing drugs or identifying best management. Although

this understanding is essential in order to make informed clinical decisions,

it is diffi cult to obtain as it is not usually covered in clinical textbooks.

Key features

• MRCPCH exam-format questions embedded in each chapter to

test understanding

• Emphasis on embryology to explain many congenital abnormalities

• An overview of the relevant anatomy and physiology

• Focus on the application and interpretation of investigations

• Examples of recent advances in science and clinical research that have

benefi tted the children’s care

• All clinical specialties covered by paediatric specialists.

• Chapters covering evidence-based paediatrics, statistics, ethics and

quality improvement.

About the Editor
Edited by Tom Lissauer, MB, BChir, FRCPCH, Honorary Consultant Paediatrician, Imperial College Healthcare Trust, London, UK and Will Carroll, MD MRCP MRCPCH Bm BCh BA MA(Oxon), Clinical and Academic Lead & Consultant Paediatrician, University Hospital of the North Midlands Newcastle Road Stoke-on-Trent UK
Table of Contents

Introduction - The important role of science and research in paediatrics

Epidemiology and public health

History and examination

Normal child development

Developmental problems and the child with special needs

Paediatric emergencies and critical care

Accidents and poisoning

Child protection


Perinatal medicine

Neonatal medicine

Growth and puberty



Infection and immunity


Respiratory medicine







Emotions and behaviour


Diabetes and endocrinology

Musculoskeletal disorders


Metabolic medicine


Hearing and balance

Adolescent medicine

Global child health

Palliative medicine


Pharmacology and therapeutics

Clinical research


Evidence based paediatrics

Quality improvement and the clinician

Book Reviews

"Drs Tom Lissauer and Will Carroll have produced a very much wanted text, by putting together what committed professionals need to know… The book is most desirable tool for the candidates preparing for examinations and interviews."

- British Association for Community Child Health (BACCH) Newsletter