Obstetrics and Gynaecology: Clinical Cases Uncovered

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Product Description

Featuring a range of commonly encountered and important conditions in women’s health,Obstetrics & Gynaecology: Clinical Cases Uncovered allows the reader to understand normal reproductive physiology and anatomy in the context of clinical practice. It highlights aspects of good practice which in real life are considered beyond the presenting symptom.

This unique case-based approach allows the reader to progress through each stage, gaining an understanding of the rationale for investigation and management and to consider other important aspects for holistic care.

Obstetrics & Gynaecology: Clinical Cases Uncovered is ideal for medical students and junior doctors, obstetrics and gynaecology trainees, midwives and nurse practitioners.


“I have purchased three of your books: Paediatics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, and Haematology. I have found the story-telling style and the level of detail contained in the cases to be balanced nicely so that it retains a realism that other case books lack and that reader remains engaged in the outcome of the investigations and the end-point of the case. All in all, these series make for interesting and entertaining reads which ultimately renders them an excellent learning tool.” – Medical Student,Trinity College Dublin

“I think that junior doctors and surgical care practitioners will find this to be a useful reference source. Junior doctors will particularly appreciate the book for revision purposes. Perioperative educationalists will gain some benefit from reading as will any practitioner working in obstetrics and gynaecology that wishes to understand more about the specialty than what is presented in front of them on a daily basis.” – Journal of Perioperative Practice, 1 February 2011

“This volume provides concise coverage of a range of relevant clinical scenarios, with logical explanations along the way. It does not seek to replace topic or system-based texts, but represents good value for money as a learning adjunct, particularly for newcomers to the specialty.” – The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, 2010

From the Back Cover

Part of the Clinical Cases Uncovered (CCU) series,Obstetrics & Gynaecology is designed to help students make the most of their learning before clinical attachments and when revising.

Divided into three sections – Part 1 – Basics; Part 2 – Cases; and Part 3 – Self-assessment – the presentation-based approach mimics real-life clinical practice.

Part 1 provides a quick reminder of the basic science, history and examination, and key diagnoses in the area.

Part 2 contains many of the clinical presentations students would be expected to see on the wards or crop up in exams, with ‘stop and think’ questions and answers leading the reader through each case. The cases give full explanations of the correct management and why other options fall down. New information, such as test results, is revealed as events unfold and each case concludes with a handy case summary explaining the key points.

Part 3 allows students to test their learning with several question styles they are familiar with – MCQs, EMQs and SAQs.

With it’s strong clinical focus and case-based style, Obstetrics & Gynaecology is ideal for students studying this core clinical curriculum topic in a problem-based learning environment, used to learning around a focal problem. The cases also provide invaluable material for students practising their clinical reasoning skills.

About the Author

Dr Maggie Cruikshank, Consultant Gynaecologist and Senior Lecturer at Aberdeen Medical School and Aberdeen Maternity Hospital.

Dr Asha Shetty, Consultant Obstetrician and Honorary Lecturer at Aberdeen Medical School and Aberdeen Maternity Hospital.


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