+612 9045 4394
Practical Paediatrics : With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access : 7th Edition - Michael South

Practical Paediatrics : With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access

7th Edition


Published: 7th June 2012
In Stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days
RRP $96.00

This is the seventh edition of a highly regarded, major textbook of paediatrics. It emphasizes on differential diagnosis from a presenting-problem point of view. It covers the social and preventative aspects of child health. It covers the common diseases of childhood and their treatment with a presenting-problem approach.

It contextualises the disease in description of social, genetic and epidemiological factors. It includes clinical example boxes throughout. There are key learning points in Practical Points boxes throughout.

It features clearly sign-posted text. Plus free online access to the whole book through website, where you will also find: over 500 interactive self-assessment questions; further reading suggestions; links to other helpful online resources; and additional illustrations.

About the Authors

Michael South, Specialist in Intensive Care; Director, Department of General Medicine, Royal Children's Hospital; Professor and Deputy Head of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia and David Isaacs, MB, BChir, MD, MRCP, FRACP, Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, The New Children's Hospital, Royal Alexandria Hospital for Children, Australia

From student reviews of the previous edition: 'This is a very comprehensive paediatrics textbook. It serves well as a general paeds book for your rotation and will sit on your shelf as a reference book past graduation.' 'This is a really comprehensive book. It has everything you could want to know. It is well written, easy to understand and has lovely illustrations. There are highlighted tables which I liked and the Practical Points boxes are really informative.' From published reviews of the current edition: 'A great starter manual as an introduction to paediatrics. The format is user friendly and the practical points and clinical examples help readers solidify their learning.' Doody Enterprises, Inc. 'Practical Paediatrics is one of the core paediatric text books for medical students and postgraduate students studying for Diploma of Child Health. .There are Clinical Example boxes scattered within chapters that help keep the information clinically relevant, and the Practical Points boxes neatly summarise the chapter or section information.. There is also a chapter on Indigenous Culture and Health which includes a section on Maori View of Child Health and Illness. One of the best features is the online access which has the full text plus additional features. The additional features include questions in both review format, helpful for revision, and also questions in multi-choice test format with a timer-again a very useful feature for anyone sitting paediatric or child health examinations. There is also a drug database and an image library. This is very good value for money. Overall, this is an excellent textbook that is very relevant to undergraduate and postgraduate students studying paediatrics and child health.' Maud Meates-Dennis, Senior Lecturer in Paediatrics, University of Otago, Christchurch

Current paediatrics.
Child health and disease
Child health in a global context
Clinical assessment.
The clinical consultation
Developmental surveillance and assessment
Social and preventative paediatrics.
The child and the Family
Indigenous culture and health
Failure to thrive
Developmental disability
Child abuse
Sudden unexpected death in infancy
Care of the adolescent
Sleep problems
Refugee health
Behaviour and mental health needs in childhood.
Life events of normal children
Common mental health problems
Hyperactivity and inattention
Major psychiatric disorders
Paediatric emergencies.
Emergencies: causes and assessment
Poisoning and envenomation
Fluid replacement.
Fluid replacement therapy
Principles of imaging in childhood.
Common orthopaedic problems.
Orthopaedic problems
Common paediatric surgical problems.
Surgical conditions in older children
Inherited and metabolic problems.
Birth defects, prenatal diagnosis and teratogens
Modern genetics
The dysmorphic child
Genetic counselling
Inborn errors of metabolism
Neonatal problems.
The newborn infant: stabilisation and examination
Low birth weight, prematurity and jaundice in infancy
Breathing problems in the newborn
Congenital and perinatal infections
Surgical conditions in the newborn
Infectious disease
Bone and joint infections
Meningitis and encephalitis
Infections in tropical and developing countries
Allergy, immunity and inflamation.
Immunodeficiency and its investigation
Arthritis and connective tissue disorders
Respiratory disorders.
Acute upper respiratory infections
Wheezing disorders other than asthma
Lower respiratory tract infections and abnormalities
An approach to chronic cough and cystic fibrosis
Cardiac disorders.
Suspected heart disease: assessment
Heart disease
Haematological disorders and malignancies
Abnormal bleeding and clotting
Seizure disorders and disorders of the nervous system.
Seizures and epilepsies
Cerebral palsy and neurodegenerative disorders
Neuromuscular disorders
Neural tube defects, large heads and hydrocephalus
Urinary tract disorders and hypertension.
Urinary tract infections and malformations
Glomerulonephritis, renal failure and hypertension
Endocrine disorders.
Growth and variations of growth
Thyroid disorders
The child of uncertain sex
Bone mineral disorders
Gastrointestinal tract and hepatic disorders.
Abdominal pain and vomiting
Infective diarrhoea and inflammatory bowel disease
Chronic diarrhoea and malabsorption
Gastro-oesophageal reflux and Helicobacter pylori infection
Liver diseases
Skin disorders.
Skin disorders
ENT, eye and dental disorders.
Ear, nose and throat disorders
Eye disorders
Teeth and oral cavity disorders Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780702042928
ISBN-10: 0702042927
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 848
Published: 7th June 2012
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 26.4 x 19.5  x 3.8
Weight (kg): 1.95
Edition Number: 7
Edition Type: Revised