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Passing the FRACP Written Examination: Questions and Answers

Passing the FRACP Written Examination: Questions and Answers

Jonathan Gleadle, Tuck Yong, Jordan Li, Surjit Tarafdar, Danielle Wu

ISBN: 978-1-118-45504-3

Aug 2013, Wiley-Blackwell

472 pages



Passing the FRACP Written Examination is the ideal study aid for candidates of the Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) examination. Written by a team of physicians based at Flinders Medical Centre, and covering the key components of the FRACP basic training syllabus, this guide presents over 500 multiple-choice questions on all major topics covered in the examination. It provides coverage of rapidly evolving topics such as healthcare in an ageing population, disparity in indigenous health outcomes, advances in molecular science and genetics, and the complexity of care arising from multiple chronic illnesses. Questions echo the written examination, including those on both ‘Basic Sciences’ and ‘Clinical Practice’.

Many of the questions are similar to those in the actual examination; others are designed to ‘teach’ particularly important issues or to draw attention to contemporary topics. Each question has an answer that fully explains the correct and incorrect responses.

This study aid also includes:
• Questions and answers linked to a reference that is usually the best and most contemporary review for further reading and as additional guide to study
• QR code links to all the references
• Hints and tips from previous candidates on examination strategies
• A large number of the new style extended matching questions (EMQs).

This brand new study aid gives all FRACP candidates a unique opportunity to practise for the examination and improve their medical knowledge of the syllabus as a whole.

Introduction, vii

Acknowledgements, xii

Features contained in your study aid, xiii

1. Cardiology, 1

Answers, 16

2. Respiratory and sleep medicine, 43

Answers, 53

3. Gastroenterology, 74

Answers, 84

4. Nephrology, 105

Answers, 114

5. Endocrinology, 129

Answers, 138

6. Neurology, 158

Answers, 166

7. Rheumatology, 186

Answers, 197

8. Dermatology, 218

Answers, 223

9. Oncology, 229

Answers, 236

10. Infectious diseases, 250

Answers, 257

11. Haematology, 270

Answers, 281

12. Clinical immunology, 301

Answers, 307

13. Clinical pharmacology, 320

Answers, 326

14. Clinical genetics, 340

Answers, 347

15. General medicine, geriatric medicine and other topics, 361

Answers, 372

16. Psychiatry, 391

Answers, 394

17. Statistics, epidemiology and research, 400

Answers, 406

18. Intensive care medicine, 413

Answers, 420

Index, 435