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A review of 'Research Skills for Medical Students'.

This is a review of 'Research Skills for Medical Students' 1st Edition (Allen, AK – 2012 Sage: London ISBN 9780857256010) Themes – Research Skills, Critical Analysis Medical Students Thesis – Research and critical analysis are important skills as highlighted by Tomorrow’s Doctors Detailed Review Allen, drawing on many years’ experience as a researcher and lecturer in the Institute of Education, at Cardiff University has bridged the gap in Research methodology literature targeted at medical students. Pushing away from comparative texts somewhat dry and unengaging tones, this book encourages student interaction, empowering the student from start to finish. Not so much a book as a helpful hand guiding the student through the pitfalls and benefits of research and critical analysis from start to finish. Part of the Learning Matters Medical Education series, in which each book relates to an outcome of Tomorrow’s Doctors, this book is written from the a lecturers standpoint, guiding students through making sense of research, judging research quality, how to carry out research personally, writing research articles and how to get writings published. All of these are now imperative skills in what is a very competitive medical employment market. This concise book, through its clarity, forcefulness, correct and direct use of potentially new words to the reader, Allen manages to fully develop the books objectives, using expert narrative skills. With Allen’s interest in Global health, it is little wonder why this books exposition is clear and impartial, Allen consistently refers back to the Tomorrows doctors guidelines at the beginning of each chapter, enabling students to link the purpose of that chapter to the grander scheme. This enables Allen to argue the relevance of each chapter to the student before they have disregarded it. Openly declared as a book aimed at medical students (and Foundation trainees where appropriate) the authors style remains formal, but with parent like undertones. It is written to encapsulate and involve the student reader personally, with Allen frequently using ‘you’ as if directly speaking to the reader, and useful and appropriate activities that engage the reader in the research process, in an easy to use student friendly format. This book is an excellent guide for all undergraduate health students, not limited to medical students, and I thank Ann K Allen for imparting her knowledge in such a useful and interactive way.' This was original published on medical educator.  
Thomas Lemon
over 5 years ago

Antibiotic therapy

A guide to classes of antibiotics, how antibiotics work against bacteria and mechanisms of bacterial resistance.  
Rafi Ahmed
over 4 years ago

The Clotting Cascade Diagram

An image of both the intrinsic and extrinsic pathways of the clotting cascade including the interactions between the two and other finer details.  
Leah Flanagan
over 2 years ago

Mechanisms and Classification of Antibiotics

A summary of the mechanisms and classification of antibiotics, with particular focus on penicillins, cephalosporins, carbapenems, quinolones, and aminoglycosides.  
Nicole Chalmers
over 4 years ago

Liver Diseases Revision

A simplified drawing for the diseases of liver and gallbladder. Hope it helps!  
nedaa kiwan
over 3 years ago

Respiratory Notes

Document covering some key aspects of respiratory  
James Davis
about 6 years ago

Drugs in the ER

Opioid use and misuse for non-cancer pain is a challenge for emergency department physicians, the health care system and society. There are some disturbing trends reported by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) over the last few years. Between 1991 and 2010 prescriptions for opioid analgesics increased from 75.5 million to 209.5 million according to the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA). This was followed by an increase in abuse and overdose. The CDC estimates that narcotic pain relievers now cause or contribute to nearly three out of four prescription drug overdoses and about 15,000 deaths per year.
over 3 years ago
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The Medical Education Fraud

Does spending more time on the wards as medical students actually produce more competent junior doctors?  
jacob matthews
about 2 years ago

Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease – NICE guideline – Don't Forget the Bubbles

In January 2015, NICE released a guideline on gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) in infants. Here, we summarise the key points.
over 3 years ago

Internal Capsule and fibre arrangements Diagram
almost 3 years ago

ISIS - Radiology e-learning software

Video of the software in action and showing off the main features.  
Julia Sun
over 7 years ago
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Antibiotics Summary

During our antibiotics teaching at medical school we were told that a recent survey of junior doctors had revealed that a significant proportion didn't realise that augmentin, tazocin, and carbopenems were penicillins and as such should not be given to those with known allergies. I devised a "mind-map" summarising the main antibiotics in use using information from the BNF and my own lecture notes. For me, seeing the information laid out in this manner, pinned above my desk as I work, helps me remember the major classes, their relationships with one another, and their major side-effects.  
bethan goulden
over 7 years ago
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almost 3 years ago

ECG Telegraph - 50 tips and tricks to interpret electrocardiograms (I)

Collection of 50 tips and tricks to interpret electrocardiograms
over 1 year ago

Emphysema - Pathophysiology (COPD) Support me: Instagram: Twitter: https://twit...  
over 4 years ago

Intro to Human Physiology by Professor Fink

Introduction to Human Physiology by Professor Fink. This lecture presents a brief review of the principle functions of the Cardiovascular (Circulatory) Syste...  
about 4 years ago

Echocardiography Online Course

123 Sonography is the #1 provider of online echocardiography training. Thousands of physicians and sonographers have learned echo from us. Register for our free course!
over 3 years ago