Textbooks to support exam preparation

We have published a number of textbooks to help you prepare for your RCPCH examinations. Read about them below and order today.

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Clinical Cases in Paediatrics: DCH Clinical Examination

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Developed with input from current and former DCH Clinical examiners, this publication will help candidates to familiarise themselves with the exam format and scoring systems, whilst learning from a broad range of clinical cases.

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Clinical Cases for MRCPCH Foundation of Practice

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An invaluable resource for those studying or preparing to apply for the MRCPCH Foundation of Practice examination. 
Using a similar question format to the exam, this publication gets to the heart of what examiners are looking for in a successful candidate performance.
Paediatricians, consultants and those in training have contributed to 50 chapters that provides candidates with a robust study tool in preparation for the exam. Edited by Dr Chris Dewhurst, the vice chair for the Foundation of Practice examination, this textbook outlines clinical based questions to assess knowledge, understanding and clinician decision-making abilities for commonly presenting paediatric problems.



Clinical Cases for MRCPCH Theory and Science

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The official resource tool for MRCPCH Theory and Science theory examination, edited by RCPCH Chair of Written examination papers, Dr Will Carroll.

With fifty clinical cases with the underpinning science mapped to the examination syllabus, and questions and answers on each clinical case.

This publication brings together almost 40 different authors with the aim of demonstrating how science can be used to tackle clinical cases in paediatrics. It does not set out to cover every detail of paediatric theory and science, but rather provides a wide spread of information from the baby to the child to the young person.

Erratum Notice: Please note correction to table 37.1 on page 148: download and view correction (PDF, 62 KB)

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Clinical Cases for MRCPCH Applied Knowledge in Practice


The official resource for the MRCPCH Applied Knowledge in Practice Examination.

This textbook brings together almost 40 different authors to demonstrate how theoretical knowledge can be used to tackle clinical cases in paediatrics, equipping candidates with the tools and knowledge required to achieve a pass.

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