Basic Medical Sciences for MRCP Part 1, International Edition,
Edition 3
By Philippa J. Easterbrook, MB, BChir, BSc(Hons), FRCP, DTM&H, MPH

Publication Date: 05 May 2005
A revision book intended primarily for candidates sitting their MRCP Part 1 examination and which covers all the essential basic sciences. It focuses on the recurring themes which come up in the questions. The book also includes a chapter on clinical pharmacology (which alone accounts for up to 30% of the questions), looking at aspects of drug-induced disease and drug interactions. Finally there is a chapter on statistics and epidemiology which is rarely covered in other texts, but is often included in the exam.Despite the changes to the teaching of the undergraduate in medicine and the integration of the basic sciences with clinical education, the junior doctor, faced with postgraduate examinations, is always going to be poorly prepared for those increasingly important subjects. This book presents the essential information in the form of lists, tables, diagrams and flow charts.

Key Features

This book:
  • Helps MRCP Part 1 candidates prepare for and pass their exam.
  • Addresses an increasingly important topic in the exam.
  • Addresses a topic that is vital to passing the exam, but which most candidates are poorly prepared for.
  • Covers all the relevant basic science subjects plus includes clinical pharmacology.
  • Is of use to candidates studying for other postgraduate exams such as PLAB and the MRCPCH, as well as the USMLE.
  • Is the first book of its kind in the membership market and is now regarded as essential for exam preparation.
  • New Features

  • Information updated throughout
  • New format and larger page size
  • Second colour introduced
  • All new line artwork
  • Boxes of hints and tips, to help the candidate pick out the most important information that is likely to occur in the exam
  • About the author
    By Philippa J. Easterbrook, MB, BChir, BSc(Hons), FRCP, DTM&H, MPH, Head of Department, Professor of HIV Medicine and Consultant Physician in Infectious Diseases, Guy's, King's and St Thomas' School of Medicine, King's College Hospital, London and Formerly Senior Lecturer in Infectious Diseases, Imperial College School of Medicine, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, UK
    Table of Contents
    1. Genetics and molecular medicine
    2. Microbiology
    3. Immunology
    4. Anatomy
    5. Physiology
    6. Biochemistry, cell biology and clinical chemistry
    7. Statistics and epidemiology
    8. Clinical pharmacology
    Book details
    ISBN: 9780443073274
    Page Count: 444
    Retail Price : £19.99
    There is no book on the Elsevier list that covers all the basic sciences and at the right level for the MRCP.

    The following book covers a lot of similar information but in self-assessment format:

    Andrews et al: Update for the MRCP 2
    2000 CL 0443-06257-9
    Junior doctors preparing for these postgrad exams:
  • the MRCP exam
  • USMLE (US qualifying exam) and
  • PLAB (overseas doctors who want to qualify to practice in the UK)
  • MRCPCH (paediatrics exam - for which there is no basic science text)