2nd Edition

Get ahead! Medicine 150 EMQs for Finals, Second Edition

    418 Pages
    by CRC Press

    418 Pages
    by CRC Press

    The new edition of Get ahead! Medicine: 150 EMQs for Finals has been completely updated by two junior doctors who have achieved recent success in their finals, overseen by the book’s experienced author team. The 150 EMQ themes, each with five stems, are arranged as 10 practice papers, each containing 15 themes. All the main conditions are included as well as more detailed knowledge suitable for candidates aiming at the higher deciles.

    The questions are written to follow the house style of the Medical Schools Council Assessment Alliance EMQs and are therefore of a similar format to those you can expect in your exams. All the questions are accompanied by explanatory answers, including a succinct summary of the key features of each condition. Whether you work through the practice papers systematically or dip in and out by topic, this bestselling revision guide will offer a life rope for anyone preparing for undergraduate finals.

    Introduction to Get ahead!

    Practice Paper 1: Questions
    Theme 1: Causes of collapse
    Theme 2: Nerve lesions of the upper limb
    Theme 3: Complications of diabetes mellitus
    Theme 4: Diagnosis of respiratory conditions 1
    Theme 5: Glomerulonephritis
    Theme 6: Management of hypertension
    Theme 7: Interpretation of cerebrospinal fluid results
    Theme 8: Thyroid disease
    Theme 9: Transfusion reactions
    Theme 10: Dementia 1
    Theme 11: Barriers to communication
    Theme 12: Vasculitis
    Theme 13: Complications of liver disease
    Theme 14: Cutaneous lesions 1
    Theme 15: Antimicrobial therapy
    Practice Paper 1: Answers

    Practice Paper 2: Questions
    Theme 1: Bleeding disorders
    Theme 2: Chronic heart failure
    Theme 3: Motor weakness 1
    Theme 4: Skin manifestations of systemic disease 1
    Theme 5: Acute ECG interpretation
    Theme 6: Hepatitis B serology
    Theme 7: Headache 1
    Theme 8: Complications of the treatment of thyroid disease
    Theme 9: Common drug doses
    Theme 10: Urinary tract infections
    Theme 11: Diabetic emergencies
    Theme 12: Dermatomes 1
    Theme 13: Shortness of breath
    Theme 14: Sexually transmitted infections 1
    Theme 15: Diagnosis of joint pain 1
    Practice Paper 2: Answers

    Practice Paper 3: Questions
    Theme 1: Motor weakness 2
    Theme 2: Diabetic eye disease
    Theme 3: Complications of acute myocardial infarction
    Theme 4: Cutaneous lesions 2
    Theme 5: Dizziness
    Theme 6: Diagnosis of joint pain 2
    Theme 7: Complications of drug therapy
    Theme 8: Interpretation of liver function tests
    Theme 9: Diagnosis of respiratory conditions 2
    Theme 10: Renal investigations
    Theme 11: Study design
    Theme 12: Management of neurological conditions 1
    Theme 13: Anaemia
    Theme 14: Diagnosis of thyroid disease 1
    Theme 15: Secondary hypertension
    Practice Paper 3: Answers

    Practice Paper 4: Questions
    Theme 1: Investigation of respiratory disease
    Theme 2: Nerve lesions of the lower limb
    Theme 3: Mechanism of action of common drugs
    Theme 4: Investigation in diabetes mellitus
    Theme 5: Glasgow Coma Scale
    Theme 6: Investigation of liver disease
    Theme 7: Complications of renal failure
    Theme 8: Emergency management
    Theme 9: Investigation of endocrine disease
    Theme 10: Dementia 2
    Theme 11: Heart sounds
    Theme 12: Management of skin disease
    Theme 13: Connective tissue disease
    Theme 14: Diagnosis of haematological disease
    Theme 15: Conditions of the vessel wall
    Practice Paper 4: Answers

    Practice Paper 5: Questions
    Theme 1: Management of type 2 diabetes
    Theme 2: Speech problems
    Theme 3: Gastrointestinal radiology
    Theme 4: Tumour markers
    Theme 5: Conduction defects
    Theme 6: Skin manifestations of systemic disease 2
    Theme 7: Congenital and genetic diseases of the kidney
    Theme 8: Hormones in endocrine disease
    Theme 9: Signs of cardiovascular disease
    Theme 10: Haematological malignancy
    Theme 11: Headache 2
    Theme 12: Arterial blood gases
    Theme 13: Management of rheumatological disease
    Theme 14: Jaundice
    Theme 15: Spinal cord lesions
    Practice Paper 5: Answers

    Practice Paper 6: Questions
    Theme 1: Central nervous system infections
    Theme 2: Cutaneous malignancies
    Theme 3: Investigation of dyspnoea
    Theme 4: Platelet disorders
    Theme 5: Cranial nerve function
    Theme 6: Hyperglycaemia
    Theme 7: Signs of liver disease
    Theme 8: Acute renal failure
    Theme 9: Infective gastroenteritis
    Theme 10: Seizures
    Theme 11: Side effects of cardiovascular medication
    Theme 12: Drugs used during cardiac arrest
    Theme 13: Investigation of rheumatological disease
    Theme 14: Diagnosis of thyroid disease 2
    Theme 15: Diagnosis of chest pain
    Practice Paper 6: Answers

    Practice Paper 7: Questions
    Theme 1: The multidisciplinary team
    Theme 2: Abnormalities of movement
    Theme 3: Treatment of liver disease
    Theme 4: Management of respiratory disease 1
    Theme 5: Complications of treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
    Theme 6: Diseases of calcium and the parathyroid axis
    Theme 7: Diseases of the myocardium and pericardium
    Theme 8: Visual defects 1
    Theme 9: Signs in gastrointestinal disease
    Theme 10: Complications of renal replacement therapy
    Theme 11: Ulcers
    Theme 12: Tachycardias and tachyarrhythmias
    Theme 13: Oncological emergencies
    Theme 14: Management of endocrine disease
    Theme 15: Management of neurological conditions 2
    Practice Paper 7: Answers

    Practice Paper 8: Questions
    Theme 1: Complications of HIV infection 1
    Theme 2: Scoring systems in medicine
    Theme 3: Fainting
    Theme 4: Management of respiratory disease 2
    Theme 5: Non-infective diarrhoea
    Theme 6: Signs in endocrinological disease
    Theme 7: Features of rheumatoid arthritis
    Theme 8: Management of acute coronary syndromes
    Theme 9: Pupillary disorders
    Theme 10: Gastrointestinal investigations
    Theme 11: Autoantibodies 1
    Theme 12: Investigation of neurological disorders
    Theme 13: Valvular heart disease
    Theme 14: Substance use
    Theme 15: Renal manifestations of systemic disease
    Practice Paper 8: Answers

    Practice Paper 9: Questions
    Theme 1: Symptoms of gastrointestinal disease
    Theme 2: Complications of cancer therapy
    Theme 3: Pathogens of endocarditis
    Theme 4: Sexually transmitted infections 2
    Theme 5: Airway management
    Theme 6: Pathogens in pneumonia
    Theme 7: Gastrointestinal malignancy
    Theme 8: Visual defects 2
    Theme 9: Endocrine investigations
    Theme 10: Diagnosis of neurological disease
    Theme 11: Overdose and antidotes
    Theme 12: Extra-articular manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis
    Theme 13: Management of asthma
    Theme 14: Investigation of cardiovascular disease
    Theme 15: Gait disturbance 1
    Practice Paper 9: Answers

    Practice Paper 10: Questions
    Theme 1: Classification of stroke
    Theme 2: Psychiatric signs of physical illness
    Theme 3: Respiratory diseases of childhood
    Theme 4: Haematemesis
    Theme 5: Managing symptoms in palliative care
    Theme 6: Symptoms of cardiovascular disease
    Theme 7: Statistics
    Theme 8: Scoring the severity of pneumonia
    Theme 9: Complications of HIV infection 2
    Theme 10: Management of cardiovascular disease
    Theme 11: Gait disturbance 2
    Theme 12: Treatment of gastrointestinal disease
    Theme 13: Autoantibodies 2
    Theme 14: Diagnosis of endocrine disorders
    Theme 15: Dermatomes 2
    Practice Paper 10: Answers


    Antony Starr, Foundation Year 1 Doctor at Cumberland Infirmary, North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust