1st Edition

Learning from Clinical Cases in Primary Care For MRCGP and Beyond

By Samar Razaq Copyright 2025
    180 Pages 4 Color & 2 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    180 Pages 4 Color & 2 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This new book is designed around twenty clinical cases, each representative of scenarios encountered by doctors who work in primary care and which will prompt learning in related issues surrounding each clinical scenario. Each case description concludes with an initial exam style question which MRCGP candidates will recognise as being directed towards learning for the Applied Knowledge Test (AKT). An expanded answer to that initial question is followed by a detailed explanation, concluding with further questions for self-assessment and reflection.

    The cases also provide a template for the preparation of the Simulated Consultation Assessment (SCA) component of the MRCGP exam and can be used by trainers and trainees alike as a prototype for role play. Some cases offer learning opportunities through discussion of discrete clinical entities whilst others use the clinical cases to introduce the reader to broader concepts which often need grappling with in primary care.

    Key Features:

    • True-to-life problems illustrate the complex interplay between patient and doctor in the consultation process
    • Content reflects the natural variation in disease presentation, not just from patient to patient but in the same patient at different times
    • Text interspersed with bullet points and important tips to aid the learning process
    • Multiple choice questions expand knowledge around inter-related topics and provide further invaluable preparation for the AKT and SCA

    Covering the wide range of specialities that are encountered in primary care, the book reflects the remarkable breadth of clinical knowledge that is required of a primary care practitioner and demonstrates why general practice remains a challenging but rewarding specialty to master.

    Section One: Cases

    Case One: The metamorphosis of disease presentation

    Case Two: Kawasaki disease

    Case Three: Subclinical hypothyroidism

    Case Four: Hyperemesis gravidarum

    Case Five: Tinnitus

    Case Six: Febrile seizures

    Case Seven: Acne

    Case Eight: Outbreak

    Case Nine: Statistics 1

    Case Ten: Statistics 2

    Case Eleven: Recurrent abdominal pain

    Case Twelve: Pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections

    Case Thirteen: Parkinson’s disease

    Case Fourteen: Tiredness all the time

    Case Fifteen: Chronic insomnia

    Case Sixteen: Vertigo

    Case Seventeen: Polycystic ovarian syndrome

    Case Eighteen: Henoch-Schönlein purpura

    Case Nineteen: Recurrent candida infection

    Case Twenty: Polymyalgia rheumatica


    Section Two: Answers to AKT Questions





    Samar Razaq is a General Practitioner, Buckinghamshire, UK