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Geriatric Medicine
300 Specialty Certificate Exam Questions

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ISBN 9780367564001
August 13, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
200 Pages

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Book Description

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

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Ch 1 Acute illness (Diagnosis and Management) (questions 1 – 44)

Ch 2 Basic science and gerontology (questions 45 – 53)

Ch 3 Chronic disease and disability (Diagnosis and Management) (questions 54 – 102)

Ch 4 Cognitive Impairment (Dementia and Delirium) (questions 103 – 132)

Ch 5 Continence (questions 133 – 147)

Ch 6 Falls and poor mobility (questions 148 – 171)

Ch 7 Geriatric assessment (questions 172 – 183)

Ch 8 Surgical liaison (questions 184 – 188)

Ch 9 Intermediate care and long-term care (questions 189 – 201)

Ch 10 Nutrition (questions 202 – 207)

Ch 11 Rehabilitation and transfers of care (questions 208 – 228)

Ch 12 Specialty topics: palliative care (229-243), old age psychiatry (244-254), osteoporosis and orthogeriatrics (255-269), stroke (270-291), tissue viability (292-300)

(questions 229 – 300)

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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).