1st Edition

Geriatric Medicine 300 Specialty Certificate Exam Questions

By Shibley Rahman, Henry Woodford Copyright 2022
    217 Pages
    by CRC Press

    217 Pages
    by CRC Press

    This book is an authoritative and well-structured text which is both topic and curriculum oriented, aimed to appeal to a wider multi-professional audience in line with the current NHS workforce training needs in the UK. It is based on the ‘specialist certificate examination’ (SCE), awarded for the completion of higher specialist training. Following closely the published blueprint from the Royal College of Physicians, and the curriculum from JRCPTB, it provides an up-to-date bank of revision material. These 300 questions in the ‘single best answer’ (SBA) format (like the actual assessment), are complete with comprehensive, well-evidenced explanations and explanatory further reading material.

    Key Features

    • Maps the entire curriculum covered on the geriatric specialization exam
    • Addresses the gap in the market to educate on the core curriculum for the busy professionals and post graduate medical trainees working towards this examination
    • The book is thematically organized to make it an accessible quick reference for also those not planning to take the exam but seeking to broaden and deepen their own knowledge base

    Foreword by Professor Adam Gordon

    Foreword by Professor Michael Vassallo


    About the Authors


    1. Acute Illness (Diagnosis and Management)

    2. Basic Science and Gerontology

    3. Chronic Disease and Disability (Diagnosis and Management)

    4. Cognitive Impairment (Delirium and Dementia)

    5. Continence

    6. Falls and Poor Mobility

    7. Geriatric Assessment

    8. Surgical Liaison

    9. Intermediate Care and Long-Term Care

    10. Nutrition

    11. Rehabilitation and Transfers of Care

    12. Specialty Topics



    Dr Shibley Rahman was born in Glasgow and trained in medicine at Cambridge University, where he also completed his Ph.D. in the neurocognition of frontotemporal dementia. He also trained in international law and business management from London to postgraduate level. He is currently employed as special advisor in disability at the NHS Practitioner Health. He has research interests in dementia, delirium and frailty, and is a member of the special interest groups of the European Geriatric Medical Society in dementia and delirium. Other publications include ‘Living well with dementia’, which won BMJ best of the book award in 2015. Outside of formal work he is a family carer, and interested in cooking. He posts occasionally on Twitter (@dr_shibley).

    Dr Henry Woodford was born in York but completed his training in medicine at King’s College London. He is currently employed as a consultant geriatrician at Northumbria Healthcare in the northeast of England. He has a particular interest in medicines optimisation for older people and is chair of the relevant British Geriatrics Society special interest group. Other publications include the textbook ‘Essential Geriatrics’. Outside of work, he tries to keep fit through circuit training, running and indoor bouldering. He posts occasionally on Twitter, including the cartoon strip ‘the Wholly Frail’ (@woodford_henry).