This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It presents a concise and accessible account of this key subject in the undergraduate medical curriculum. It covers all the key concepts medical students need with no gaps. It can be used either as an introduction to a topic, or as a revision aid. In Section 1, The Big Picture overview gives a descriptive overview of a subject in 8pp. In the High Return section, 50 fundamental principles underlying a subject are set out. These 50 principles are expanded into double-page spreads in the 'Fleshed Out' section where double-page explanations of the key principles clearly convey what medical students need to know. Difficult concepts are depicted by cartoon-strip style illustrations, which enable rapid understanding and assimilation of information.
- Big Picture Section - enables readers to relate detail to the subject as a whole
- High Return Facts - prevents students from having large gaps in their knowledge. Can be used as a revision tool. Reinforces the major points
- Cartoon-strip illustrations - enable students to visualize difficult concepts in a step-by-step format. Allow information to be chunked into student-friendly sizes.
- Double-page overviews - students can read summary of topic without cross-referencing to other pages. All laid out on one spread.
BMA Book Awards 2008 - Commended
"This is an excellent introduction to the core curriculum in undergraduate surgery. It's an easy-to-read two page format with an excellent section on the pre-, peri- and postoperative care of the surgical patient. In summary: a good initial text for first year clinical medical students and allied healthcare professionals."