Crash Course Pathology Updated Print + eBook edition

Crash Course Pathology Updated Print + eBook edition Edition 4

Editors: By Philip Xiu, MA MB BChir (Cantab) MRCP
ISBN: 9780723438557
Publication Date : Jan 12, 2015
Page Count: 346
Retail Price:
  • EUR: €30.99

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  • Description
  • About the Editor
  • Book Reviews

The (printed) ‘Updated Edition’ now comes with added value access to the complete, downloadable eBook version via Student Consult.  Search, read and revise whilst on the move and use the interactive self-assessment to test your understanding.  Crash Course - a more flexible, practical learning package than ever before.

Crash Course – your effective every day study companion PLUS the perfect antidote for exam stress! Save time and be assured you have all the information you need in one place to excel on your course and achieve exam success.

A winning formula now for over 15 years, each series volume has been fine tuned and fully updated, with an improved layout tailored to make your life easier. Especially written by senior medical students or recent graduates – those who have just been in the exam situation – with all information thoroughly checked and quality assured by expert faculty advisers, the result are books which exactly meet your needs and you know you can trust.

Pathology is the study of disease and is therefore central to all of medicine. This volume clearly introduces the principles of pathology, then goes on to examine the specific pathology of all of the major body systems. It provides full coverage of the curriculum whilst avoiding unnecessary and often confusing detail. Related topics are integrated throughout and this book will certainly help you in all aspects of your medical course. A fully revised self-assessment section matching the latest exam formats is also included.

Key Features

  • More than 130 illustrations present clinical, diagnostic and practical information in an easy-to-follow manner
  • Friendly and accessible approach to the subject makes learning especially easy
  • Written by students for students - authors who understand exam pressures
  • Contains ‘Hints and Tips’ boxes, and other useful aide-mémoires
  • Succinct coverage of the subject enables ‘sharp focus’ and efficient use of time during exam preparation
  • Contains a fully updated self-assessment section - ideal for honing exam skills and self-testing

New Features

  • Self-assessment section fully updated to reflect current exam requirements
  • Contains ‘common exam pitfalls’ as advised by faculty
  • Crash Courses also available electronically!
  • Online self-assessment bank also available - content edited by Dan Horton-Szar!
About the Editor
By Philip Xiu, MA MB BChir (Cantab) MRCP, CMT2, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK
Book Reviews

Comments from current [and previous] editions.

This is another fine text from the successful 'Crash Course' series. It is presented in a different format to the other preclinical 'Crash Course' titles. Part I takes the reader through the principles of the subject, with topics such as inflammation, tissue damage/repair, neoplasia, infection and inherited disease. Part II examines the pathological disorders involving each organ system, whilst also incorporating important clinical aspects. Part III is a self-assessment section that provides a good range of multiple-choice, short-answer and essay questions.

The text is concise and clear, whilst also readable and easy to understand throughout. There are numerous diagrams and summary tables, which help to commit the facts to memory and allow quick access to information. Hints and tips boxes highlight key facts and common exam questions.

One useful addition would have been some macroscopic or microscopic photographic images of the processes and disorders discussed, which are often a key part in understanding the pathology involved.

Nonetheless, it provides a succinct, simple, affordable introduction and revision aid to the subject of pathology.

Amazon reviewer, 2004

I wanted a concise book that gave me most of the things that could go wrong with the human body in as little detail as possible but still easy to understand and this is it. Even though it is aimed at medical students its still an excellent resource book for other medical staff.

AK Bentley, Amazon 2005

This book covers the essentials of the pathology. While in no way a complete text on pathology this book sorts the wheat from the chaff and gives you all the facts you need in a simple format that doesn't involve double negatives or a degree in Latin. It’s easy to use and great for refreshing your memory or revising, because it is written by students for students. One of my favourite features is the multiple choice questions in the back, which you can use to test your knowledge and understanding. So it's a nice and handy book to help you study for an exam, but it's not a complete textbook so if you are looking for that look further.

All the Crash Course texts present their subjects in a sharp, concise and easy to follow manner. The text is well spaced, and complemented with illustrations wherever appropriate. The layout is clear and logical. The language is simple and the facts are being presented almost in note form, which is a key feature of this series, enabling the student to absorb facts more easily without overwhelming the reader. And when you think you are ready for the exam you can test your knowledge by filling in multiple choice, short answers and extended matching questions which are in every crash course title. This series is the best way to prepare for an exam and I would recommend it to everyone.

Suitability for PBL? 5
Content: 4
Readability: 5
Use for Revision: 5
Recommend to a friend: 4
Overall: 5

Aniek de Coninck, Medical Student, Maastricht University, 11th Nov 2008

Excellent book that is essential for easy pathology revision. Simplifies pathology lectures and has summaries in tables. A must for exam time!

Donna McCartan, Medical Student, 2009

I bought this book because to be perfectly honest pathology is hard, not exactly taxing on the intellect, but hard in a 'oh my gosh I need to memorise this' kind of way. Exams looming I needed a good list of key facts to know- and this book delivers. It appears to be very concise yet at the same time comprehensive (!) being able to cover, even if just in lip-service every disease known. All in all, this is a really good book for the time-starved medical student.

Medical Student, 1999