Recent reforms in medical education worldwide have prompted the replacement of subjective examination methods with Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and Single Best Answer (SBA) questions at all levels. In fact, single best answer questions are fast becoming the sole method of assessment in the undergraduate as well as postgraduate examinations.
This first edition of “Single Best Answer Questions In Cardiothoracic Surgery” provides a
comprehensive revision aid to the candidates taking the specialty examination in
Cardiothoracic Surgery worldwide.
This new revision aid provides over 300 single best answer practice questions in Cardiothoracic Surgery and conforms to the recent changes in the format of specialty examinations in Cardiothoracic Surgery. Each question has been carefully formulated to cover an important topic in Cardiothoracic Surgery. The questions cover the complete specialty examination syllabus and a considerable number of these have been based on previous examination questions. This book contains a substantial number of patient-based questions or clinical vignettes that will enable prospective candidates to test their ability to integrate key basic science concepts with relevant clinical problems. In addition, factual recall questions have also been included that probe for basic recall of facts.
Detailed and comprehensive explanations, rather than just brief answers, to questions, have been provided so that the candidates do not have to consult textbooks for clarification as is the case with most other MCQs books currently available in the market. A list of relevant references is provided at the end of each answer to enable candidates to read the most up to date journal articles on the subject.
The questions in this book can be used in a number of ways: (1) as a diagnostic tool (pretest), (2) as a guide and focus for further study, and (3) for self-assessment. The least effective use of these questions is to ―study‖ them by reading them one at a time and then looking at the correct response. These over 300 practice questions are intended to be an integral part of a well-planned review as well as an isolated resource. If used appropriately, these questions can provide self-assessment information beyond a numeric score. Furthermore, the questions have been planned in such a way that this book can be used as a companion to any textbook of Cardiothoracic Surgery.
I am hopeful that this book will prove a useful revision and self-assessment tool
specifically for FRCS Cardiothoracic Surgery candidates as well as for all those taking single best answer questions- based postgraduate examinations in Cardiothoracic Surgery.
Section One: Questions 1
Chapter I Basic Sciences 3
Chapter II Cardiac Surgery 27
Chapter III Thoracic Surgery 43
Chapter IV Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery 71
Section Two: Answers 81
Chapter I Basic Sciences 83
Chapter II Cardiac Surgery 145
Chapter III Thoracic Surgery 205
Chapter IV Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery 301
|Publisher||Nova Science Pub Inc|
|Date||February 1, 2013|