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Get ahead! Medicine
150 EMQs for Finals, Second Edition
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The new edition of Get ahead! Medicine: 150 EMQs for Finals has been completely updated by two junior doctors who have achieved recent success in their finals, overseen by the book’s experienced author team. The 150 EMQ themes, each with five stems, are arranged as 10 practice papers, each containing 15 themes. All the main conditions are included as well as more detailed knowledge suitable for candidates aiming at the higher deciles.

The questions are written to follow the house style of the Medical Schools Council Assessment Alliance EMQs and are therefore of a similar format to those you can expect in your exams. All the questions are accompanied by explanatory answers, including a succinct summary of the key features of each condition. Whether you work through the practice papers systematically or dip in and out by topic, this bestselling revision guide will offer a life rope for anyone preparing for undergraduate finals.


Introduction to Get ahead!

Practice Paper 1: Questions
Theme 1: Causes of collapse
Theme 2: Nerve lesions of the upper limb
Theme 3: Complications of diabetes mellitus
Theme 4: Diagnosis of respiratory conditions 1
Theme 5: Glomerulonephritis
Theme 6: Management of hypertension
Theme 7: Interpretation of cerebrospinal fluid results
Theme 8: Thyroid disease
Theme 9: Transfusion reactions
Theme 10: Dementia 1
Theme 11: Barriers to communication
Theme 12: Vasculitis
Theme 13: Complications of liver disease
Theme 14: Cutaneous lesions 1
Theme 15: Antimicrobial therapy
Practice Paper 1: Answers

Practice Paper 2: Questions
Theme 1: Bleeding disorders
Theme 2: Chronic heart failure
Theme 3: Motor weakness 1
Theme 4: Skin manifestations of systemic disease 1
Theme 5: Acute ECG interpretation
Theme 6: Hepatitis B serology
Theme 7: Headache 1
Theme 8: Complications of the treatment of thyroid disease
Theme 9: Common drug doses
Theme 10: Urinary tract infections
Theme 11: Diabetic emergencies
Theme 12: Dermatomes 1
Theme 13: Shortness of breath
Theme 14: Sexually transmitted infections 1
Theme 15: Diagnosis of joint pain 1
Practice Paper 2: Answers

Practice Paper 3: Questions
Theme 1: Motor weakness 2
Theme 2: Diabetic eye disease
Theme 3: Complications of acute myocardial infarction
Theme 4: Cutaneous lesions 2
Theme 5: Dizziness
Theme 6: Diagnosis of joint pain 2
Theme 7: Complications of drug therapy
Theme 8: Interpretation of liver function tests
Theme 9: Diagnosis of respiratory conditions 2
Theme 10: Renal investigations
Theme 11: Study design
Theme 12: Management of neurological conditions 1
Theme 13: Anaemia
Theme 14: Diagnosis of thyroid disease 1
Theme 15: Secondary hypertension
Practice Paper 3: Answers

Practice Paper 4: Questions
Theme 1: Investigation of respiratory disease
Theme 2: Nerve lesions of the lower limb
Theme 3: Mechanism of action of common drugs
Theme 4: Investigation in diabetes mellitus
Theme 5: Glasgow Coma Scale
Theme 6: Investigation of liver disease
Theme 7: Complications of renal failure
Theme 8: Emergency management
Theme 9: Investigation of endocrine disease
Theme 10: Dementia 2
Theme 11: Heart sounds
Theme 12: Management of skin disease
Theme 13: Connective tissue disease
Theme 14: Diagnosis of haematological disease
Theme 15: Conditions of the vessel wall
Practice Paper 4: Answers

Practice Paper 5: Questions
Theme 1: Management of type 2 diabetes
Theme 2: Speech problems
Theme 3: Gastrointestinal radiology
Theme 4: Tumour markers
Theme 5: Conduction defects
Theme 6: Skin manifestations of systemic disease 2
Theme 7: Congenital and genetic diseases of the kidney
Theme 8: Hormones in endocrine disease
Theme 9: Signs of cardiovascular disease
Theme 10: Haematological malignancy
Theme 11: Headache 2
Theme 12: Arterial blood gases
Theme 13: Management of rheumatological disease
Theme 14: Jaundice
Theme 15: Spinal cord lesions
Practice Paper 5: Answers

Practice Paper 6: Questions
Theme 1: Central nervous system infections
Theme 2: Cutaneous malignancies
Theme 3: Investigation of dyspnoea
Theme 4: Platelet disorders
Theme 5: Cranial nerve function
Theme 6: Hyperglycaemia
Theme 7: Signs of liver disease
Theme 8: Acute renal failure
Theme 9: Infective gastroenteritis
Theme 10: Seizures
Theme 11: Side effects of cardiovascular medication
Theme 12: Drugs used during cardiac arrest
Theme 13: Investigation of rheumatological disease
Theme 14: Diagnosis of thyroid disease 2
Theme 15: Diagnosis of chest pain
Practice Paper 6: Answers

Practice Paper 7: Questions
Theme 1: The multidisciplinary team
Theme 2: Abnormalities of movement
Theme 3: Treatment of liver disease
Theme 4: Management of respiratory disease 1
Theme 5: Complications of treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
Theme 6: Diseases of calcium and the parathyroid axis
Theme 7: Diseases of the myocardium and pericardium
Theme 8: Visual defects 1
Theme 9: Signs in gastrointestinal disease
Theme 10: Complications of renal replacement therapy
Theme 11: Ulcers
Theme 12: Tachycardias and tachyarrhythmias
Theme 13: Oncological emergencies
Theme 14: Management of endocrine disease
Theme 15: Management of neurological conditions 2
Practice Paper 7: Answers

Practice Paper 8: Questions
Theme 1: Complications of HIV infection 1
Theme 2: Scoring systems in medicine
Theme 3: Fainting
Theme 4: Management of respiratory disease 2
Theme 5: Non-infective diarrhoea
Theme 6: Signs in endocrinological disease
Theme 7: Features of rheumatoid arthritis
Theme 8: Management of acute coronary syndromes
Theme 9: Pupillary disorders
Theme 10: Gastrointestinal investigations
Theme 11: Autoantibodies 1
Theme 12: Investigation of neurological disorders
Theme 13: Valvular heart disease
Theme 14: Substance use
Theme 15: Renal manifestations of systemic disease
Practice Paper 8: Answers

Practice Paper 9: Questions
Theme 1: Symptoms of gastrointestinal disease
Theme 2: Complications of cancer therapy
Theme 3: Pathogens of endocarditis
Theme 4: Sexually transmitted infections 2
Theme 5: Airway management
Theme 6: Pathogens in pneumonia
Theme 7: Gastrointestinal malignancy
Theme 8: Visual defects 2
Theme 9: Endocrine investigations
Theme 10: Diagnosis of neurological disease
Theme 11: Overdose and antidotes
Theme 12: Extra-articular manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis
Theme 13: Management of asthma
Theme 14: Investigation of cardiovascular disease
Theme 15: Gait disturbance 1
Practice Paper 9: Answers

Practice Paper 10: Questions
Theme 1: Classification of stroke
Theme 2: Psychiatric signs of physical illness
Theme 3: Respiratory diseases of childhood
Theme 4: Haematemesis
Theme 5: Managing symptoms in palliative care
Theme 6: Symptoms of cardiovascular disease
Theme 7: Statistics
Theme 8: Scoring the severity of pneumonia
Theme 9: Complications of HIV infection 2
Theme 10: Management of cardiovascular disease
Theme 11: Gait disturbance 2
Theme 12: Treatment of gastrointestinal disease
Theme 13: Autoantibodies 2
Theme 14: Diagnosis of endocrine disorders
Theme 15: Dermatomes 2
Practice Paper 10: Answers


ISBN-13: 9781315352343
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (CRC Press)
Publication date: August, 2016
Pages: 408

Subcategories: General Practice, Medical Study and Teaching Aids


Antony Starr, Foundation Year 1 Doctor at Cumberland Infirmary, North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust

Hiruni Jayasena, MBBS, MRCP, MD, Lecturer in Clinical Medicine, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University Colombo, Sri Lanka

David Capewell, MBChB, GP, Whitehall Surgery, Leeds

Saran Shantikumar, BA, BSc, MBChB, MRCS, Academic Clinical Fellow in Public Health, University of Warwick, UK