Crash Course Ethics and Human Science
Medical ethics, sociology and epidemiology rarely arouse one's passion and can, as minor subjects within a busy curriculum, find themselves ignored by vast swathes of students. However, recent times have seen not only a greater general understanding of these subjects but also a greater appreciation of their role within modern medical practice.
In addition, these subjects are increasingly appearing in exams and, more importantly, they will crop up in every field and at every level of future working lives. In writing this book, the authors hope to provide a springboard from which students can develop a reasoned ethical approach to dilemmas as and when they present, both within their practice of medicine and in the exam situation. The sociology and public health sections aim to provide key information on the theories and studies that have helped to shape the practice of these disciplines - topics that are all too often unacknowledged by medical students and doctors alike. In doing so, the authors hope to provide the essential facts on these subjects without leaving readers to wade through irrelevant material. It is hoped that all students might begin to enjoy evidence (as well as experience)-based medicine and appreciate its importance regardless of the medical or surgical careers that they pursue.
- Text in outline format makes information easy to access and take in.
- Hints and Tips boxes give advice on how to remember key content.
- Comprehension Check Boxes give questions throughout text to check understanding.
- Highly illustrated in two colour to help understanding and retention of information.
New to This Edition
- Part I (symptom-based) to be more concise with differential diagnosis boxes for common diseases and disorders.
- Comprehension Check Boxes in Part III making books extra-efficient as both quick reference and revision tool.
- New junior authors from broader base makes series more responsive to differences in undergraduate clinical training.
- More self-assessment means more exam practice.
Published ReviewsThe style of the book ensures its readability. It is written in a pithy "note form" style with the book's mascot - the crash-helmeted bike rider - presiding over important "need to know" stuff...the stuff that virtually every doctor will eventually need.
Dr Jeremy Sager, UnivadisBack To Top