The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Specialties Eighth Edition and the Oxford Assess and Progress: Clinical Specialties are bundled together in a pack that represents excellent value, and will take readers from their medical school rotations and examinations, throughout their foundation programme and into the first few years as a junior doctor. This latest edition of the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Specialties continues its long tradition of providing a unique resource for medical students and junior doctors. It is an excellent companion for anyone who would like an introduction to the medical specialties, those who practice across a wide range of specialties, or whose field interacts with many other specialties. It is also ideal for those who simply enjoy broadening their medical knowledge, knowing that they will be equipped for any eventuality on the ward or in the field! There has been a substantial increase in the number of full-colour images and diagrams, helping the reader to develop their diagnostic skills and guiding them along the best course for management of an unprecedented spectrum of conditions, from acute glaucoma to zoster infection. Best evidence, advances in practice, and guidelines are all fully updated, including the latest BLS, APLS, and ATLS approaches. Furthermore, it gives practical insight into topics such as major incident management, and the assessment of developmental milestones in children. There are also new features throughout the book that help clear the mists from often confusing medical terminology. In combination with its companion volume, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine (with which there is extensive and expansive cross referencing), the eighth edition should be an essential companion for any medical trainee or practitioner with the spirit of self-improvement and a verve for their practice. Oxford Assess and Progress is a new and unique revision resource for medical students written and edited by clinicians and educational experts. Medical students will benefit from over 350 Single Best Answer Questions and Extended Matching Questions designed to test understanding of core medical topics. Key professional themes such as decision making, communication and ethics are also teased out to ensure complete revision coverage. Oxford Assess and Progress: Clinical Specialties doesn't simply reveal the correct or wrong answer. Each answer is accompanied by detailed feedback on why the correct answer is best, and readers are directed to further revision material via references to the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Specialties and key guidelines. Ideal companions to the best-selling Oxford Handbooks these excellent self-assessment guides can also be used entirely independently. Each question is rated out of four possible levels of difficulty, from medical student to junior doctor. Carefully complied and reviewed to ensure quality, students can rely on the Oxford Assess and Progress series to prepare for their exams.
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