By Philippa J. Easterbrook MB BChir BSc(Hons) FRCP DTM&H MPH

ISBN-10: 0443073260

ISBN-13: 9780443073267

Written for applicants sitting their MRCP half 1 exam, this revision makes a speciality of the habitual topics which arise within the questions. The ebook additionally contains a bankruptcy on scientific pharmacology (which on my own money owed for as much as 30% of the questions), facets of drug-induced disorder and drug interactions. eventually there's a bankruptcy on statistics and epidemiology which is never lined in different texts, yet is frequently incorporated within the exam.

  • Helps MRCP half 1 applicants arrange for and cross their exam.
  • Addresses an more and more very important subject within the exam.
  • Addresses a subject that's very important to passing the examination, yet which such a lot applicants are poorly ready for.
  • Covers all of the correct uncomplicated technology topics plus contains medical pharmacology.
  • Is of use to applicants learning for different postgraduate assessments comparable to PLAB, USMLE and MRCPCH.
  • Is the 1st e-book of its sort within the club marketplace and is now considered as crucial for examination preparation.

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