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Mastering the DRCOG

1st Edition

By Jamila Groves

CRC Press

192 pages

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Paperback: 9781853158278
pub: 2010-01-29
Hardback: 9781138451117
pub: 2017-07-12

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Mastering the DRCOG directly reflects and fulfils the DRCOG syllabus set by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Chapters are laid out precisely following the DRCOG syllabus format. Starting with an overall introduction to the exam, Mastering the DRCOG covers the seven core modules of the syllabus:

  • Basic Clinical Skills
  • Basic Surgical Skills
  • Antenatal Care
  • Management of Labour and Delivery
  • Postpartum and Neonatal Problems
  • Gynaecological Problems
  • Subfertility and Contraception

These modules are then followed by a section of 'hot topics' not specifically mentioned in the syllabus, but of real interest for all those working in the area of women's health. Hot topics include the menopause and its management, abuse of women, and ethical issues such as fetal sex selection and eugenics, egg donation, breast augmentation surgery, and surrogate motherhood.

Mastering the DRCOG is written in a clear and straight-forward style and is illustrated throughout. Written by a newly qualified GP and edited by two highly experienced Consultants, one in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, the other in Community Sexual and Reproductive Health, Mastering the DRCOG is a fantastic resource for all candidates preparing for the Diploma. The book will also be of great value to medical students learning Obstetrics and Gynaecology for the first time, to overseas doctors preparing for the PLAB, and to experienced GPs looking for a refresher.


5 Stars: Obs, gynae, contraception
I am currently undertaking a Contraception & Sexual Health course and found this book invaluable for learning and reference. The information is clearly laid out and easy to access. I would recommend this book to doctors, midwives, practice nurses and any clinician dealing with women's health or contraception.

Amazon customer review, Feb 2010

Table of Contents

About the authors


Basic clinical skills

Basic surgical skills

Antenatal care

Management of labor and delivery

Postpartum and neonatal care

Gynecological problems

Fertility control

What’s not in the syllabus

List of abbreviations

About the Author/Editors

Jamila Groves
General Practitioner,
Honor Oak Group Practice, Lewisham, London, UK
Belgrave Medical Centre, Westminster, London, UK

Consultant Editors:
Lesley Bacon
Consultant in Community Sexual & Reproductive Health,
Lewisham Primary Care Trust, London, UK

Ruth Cochrane
Consultant Obstetrician
University Hospital Lewisham, London, UK

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Administration
MEDICAL / Gynecology & Obstetrics