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Notes for the MRCGP. A curriculum based guide to the AKT, CSA and WBPA. Edition No. 4

  • ID: 2222463
  • Book
  • November 2009
  • 376 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
This classic book has been providing help for candidates of the MRCGP exam for over 20 years. Now fully updated for UK trained doctors wishing to obtain a Certificate of Completion of Training in General Practice, this new edition covers all three required components of the integrated assessment programme. It provides sample questions for the Applied Knowledge Test (AKT), practice cases for Clinical Skill Assessment (CSA) and a guide to Workplace Based Assessment (WPBA).

The chapters follow the 16 sections of the RCGP curriculum and include summaries of the current evidence base with clinical guidelines, examination tips, revision tactics, and advice on where to get support – but not just at the crucial time of exams – it includes invaluable information for GPs starting their first year in practice and helps provide the “life skills” needed to be a GP, including topics relevant for the rest of a GP’s career and their "continuing professional development” – appraisal, revalidation, managing change, teamwork, burnout, and other areas of self care.

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Chapter 1 The MRCGP examination (curriculum statement 1).

Chapter 2 The general practice consultation (curriculum statement 2).

Chapter 3 Legal and ethical matters (curriculum statement 3).

Chapter 4 Statistics for the AKT (curriculum statements 3.5 and 3.6).

Chapter 5 Management and practice matters (curriculum statement 4).

Chapter 6 Healthy people (prevention and screening) (curriculum statement 5).

Chapter 7 Developmental milestones, immunisation and travel advice (curriculum statements 5 and 16).

Chapter 8 Chronic disease management, QOFs and urgent referral (curriculum statements 7, 12, 13, 15.1, 15.2, 15.6, 15.7, 15.8).

Chapter 9 The Clinical Skills Assessment (curriculum statements 6–16).

Appendix I The structure of the health service (curriculum statement 4).

Appendix II Social medicine (curriculum statement 5).

Appendix III Med forms.

Appendix IV The RCGP Curriculum map.


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Keith Palmer Medical Research Council, Southampton, UK .

Nicholas Boeckx GP Partner, Training Practice, West Midlands, UK.
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