Applied Knowledge in Paediatrics: MRCPCH Mastercourse, 1st Edition (2022)

The essential guide to passing the MRCPCH Applied Knowledge in Practice (AKP) exam. Closely aligned to the RCPCH theory exam syllabus and reflective of current UK practice, this book will leave the reader with a sound knowledge of all the core topics relevant to paediatrics and child health, and provide a useful study aid.

The book covers how and why illnesses develop in children and young people, the appropriate investigations and treatment required, the urgency of implementation and the impact of the disease process on the child and their family. 

This comprehensive text is edited by Dr Martin Hewitt, a senior theory examiner for the AKP examination, and Dr Roshan Adappa, a senior clinician and postgraduate trainer, with expert input from more than 60 paediatric specialists. Thirty-seven chapters provide comprehensive information of all areas of paediatric practice.

  • Directly aligned to the Applied Knowledge in Practice syllabus and exam
  • Fifty sample questions along with answers and reasoning explaining each of the answer options
  • Chapter on how to prepare for the RCPCH AKP exam
  • Clinical scenarios in each chapter outlining difficult clinical problems and proposed management plans
  • Clinical images to aid understanding
  • Level of detail to support clinical practice of paediatricians with 12-18 months experience

Table of contents:

  1. Preparing for the AKP exam
  2. Neonatology
  3. Adolescent medicine
  4. Growth and puberty
  5. Genetics and dysmorphology
  6. Nutrition
  7. Behavioural medicine and mental health
  8. Emergency medicine
  9. Unintentional injuries and poisoning
  10. Fluids and electrolyte management
  11. Safeguarding
  12. Infectious diseases
  13. Infection control
  14. Allergy
  15. Immunology 
  16. Cardiology
  17. Respiratory 
  18. Hearing and ENT
  19. Gastroenterology and hepatology
  20. Nephro-urology
  21. Haematology
  22. Oncology
  23. Dermatology
  24. Diabetes mellitus
  25. Endocrinology
  26. Neurology
  27. Neurodevelopmental medicine 
  28. Ophthalmology
  29. Musculoskeletal disorders
  30. Metabolic medicine
  31. Palliative care
  32. Ethics and law
  33. Patient safety and clinical governance
  34. Evidence-based paediatrics
  35. Exam questions and answers