Developed over three editions by the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland to support students attending the three RCSI universities, this convenient handbook provides pragmatic guidance to the principles and practice of surgery that students can expect to encounter during undergraduate and early postgraduate studies. Spanning the full range of surgical specialties, information is presented in a convenient and clinically-relevant format that takes the students through the patient journey from presenting symptoms and etiology to investigations, management and follow up. The text, written as easy-to-read and easy-to-remember bullet lists, is supplemented throughout by tables, management algorithms and colour illustrations. Thoroughly updated, this fourth edition is available to customers outside the RCSI universities for the first time. Covering the core surgical knowledge needed to become a safe and competent doctor, the book will be an invaluable companion for clinical placements and during the critical run-up to final examinations.
Table of Contents
1. Principles of Surgery. 2. Hernias. 3. Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery. 4. Hepatobiliary Surgery. 5. Colorectal Surgery. 6. Inflammatory Bowel Disease. 7. Peripheral Vascular Disease. 8. Breast Disorders. 9. Endocrine Disorders. 10. Urology. 11. Cardiothoracic Surgery. 12. Major Trauma. 13. Plastic Surgery. 14. Orthopaedic Surgery. 15. Neurosurgery. 16. Otorhinolaryngology (ENT).
Dr Gozie Offiah is currently a senior lecturer in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Gozie has 10 years’ experience as a health professions educator. As a full time medical educationalist, her areas of teaching expertise include curriculum design and delivery; faculty development; simulation training; human factors and patient safety in surgery; assessment including item writing and OSCE design and health professions educational research.