Oct 182018
 
The Unofficial Guide to Paediatrics is unique in that it is the only textbook that covers core subject summaries, examination practice, practical skills, career opportunities and clinical cases all in one place. It does this through 1000+ color images and illustrations, 200+ multiple choice questions, and 60+ real life clinical cases to bring paediatrics to life. The contributors range from Professors of Paediatrics, to medical students, to teachers, nurses, and midwifes, meaning the book has influences from a truly multidisciplinary team at all stages of training. This book has relevance beyond examinations, for post graduate further education and as a day-to-day reference for professionals. With extensive collaboration from renowned academics and specialists, the content is reliable and based on up-to-date evidence.

Editorial Reviews

Review

In the wonderful world of paediatrics, this is a wonderful resource for students, junior doctors, and paediatric trainees alike – or anyone looking for a simple and reliable complement to learning from the literature and clinical encounter. The development and success of this has been no child’s play – one might even say, it’s a milestone of an achievement! (Beryl Lin, President University of New South Wales Medical Society)

The first edition of the ‘Unofficial Guide to Paediatrics’ is a delight. It is a new kind of paediatrics textbook for a new generation of students and professionals learning about child health and clinical paediatrics. Its quality will ensure its position alongside the very best resources available for supporting those trying to improve health care for children worldwide. (Dan Magnus, Consultant Paediatric Emergency Medicine, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, International Child Health Group Convenor, RCPCH)

The Unofficial Guide to Paediatrics is a wonderful compilation of a systems-based approach to a challenging subject matter, with something of interest for everyone. From the ‘sharp end’ of the complexities of adolescent medicine to the pragmatism of pursuing a career in paediatrics, this volume is beautifully illustrated and well referenced, and contains a wealth of knowledge and experience from a range of contributors who clearly appreciate what life is like on the frontline of paediatric practice. (Andrew Long, Vice President (Education), RCPCH, Consultant Paediatrician and Associate Medical Director, Great Ormond Street Hospital)

The layout and attention to detail in this unofficial guide is a tremendous asset for aspiring paediatricians as well as for those professionals interested in community child health. (Anthony Costello, Director, Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health, World Health Organisation.)

If knowledge is to be pulled together in a textbook, then every effort should be made to make that knowledge as relevant and accessible to the reader as possible, and that is what the Unofficial Guide to Paediatrics achieves. (Simon Broughton PhD FRCPCH, Consultant Paediatrician, Kings College NHS Foundation Trust. Senior Lecturer Kings College London (Course Director, MSc in Advanced Paediatrics). Training Programme Director)

It’s always difficult to grasp what’s important when you’re approaching a subject like paediatrics. The Unofficial Guide to Paediatrics is smart because it tries to combine speciality-specific knowledge with the experience of practitioners at all levels and – most importantly – the duty of care and advocacy for children. (David Osrin, Professor of Global Health, UCL Institute for Global Health, UK, Honorary Consultant Paediatrician, Great Ormond Street Hospital, UK)

“Unofficial Guide to Paediatrics” is a textbook that in format and content emphases key concepts in background knowledge and clinical care, targeted at medical students and early career paediatric trainees. In an age where it seems easier to “just google” information, this book makes it simple to find key information, enhanced by graphics and tables that promote meaningful learning. (Elizabeth Cotterell, Associate Professor of Paediatrics and Undergraduate Course Lead, University of New England)

Easy to read, practical and sensible (Colin Powell, Honorary Consultant Paediatrician Deputy Dean of Research, School of Medicine, Cardiff University)

Zeshan and colleagues have constructed a superb book, written by those actually have contemporary experience of relevant exams and who have has recently undergone/are undergoing ‘training.’ The authors represent the new generation of child health professionals who are in effect delivering huge amounts of paediatric care, together with their colleagues, in increasingly challenging circumstances. The reviews from current practicing senior clinicians clearly support this wonderful approach by the future leaders of our speciality, who have all taken this chance to shine – if you want to, are, or used to work in paediatrics and child health then get a copy!’ (Joe Brierley, Consultant Critical Care & Bioethics Great Ormond St Hospital for Children, London Medical President European Society of Paediatric & Neonatal Intensive Care)

A thorough and beautifully written textbook, covering a broad range of topics on child health without compromising on detail, evidence and nuance. Highly recommended for anyone who works in healthcare for children and young people. (Ronny Cheung, Consultant in General Paediatrics. Evelina Children’s Hospital)

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