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Lecture Notes: Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 3rd Edition



Lecture Notes: Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 3rd Edition

Diana Hamilton-Fairley

ISBN: 978-1-405-17801-3 November 2008 Wiley-Blackwell 376 Pages


Now in its 3rd edition, Lecture Notes: Obstetrics and Gynaecology has been extensively revised and updated to provide a concise and practical introduction to obstetrics and gynaecology for medical students and junior doctors.
Starting with a section on basic science, the text is divided into six sections that explain female health needs and their management from the early years to old age. The self-assessment section is now a separate chapter, and includes Extended Matching Questions (EMQs), scenarios for practical history taking for the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) and Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).

Part 1 looks at female reproductive anatomy and physiology.
Part 2 covers the puberty and menstrual problems of young women, sub-fertility, pregnancy prevention, and sexual problems.
Part 3 examines the reproductive years including pregnancy and childbirth.
Part 4 covers the mature woman including menstrual problems of the older woman and pelvic pain.
Part 5 discusses the older woman including the menopause, incontinence and malignancy including breast cancer.
Part 6 demonstrates the importance of public health statistics on the provision of services in obstetrics and gynaecology.

Now in two-colour throughout, with a new colour plate section, Lecture Notes: Obstetrics and Gynaecology covers the core material needed for O&G courses, written specifically for medical students, nursing students, junior doctors on the Foundation Programme and the first two years of specialist training, midwives, and GPs.

1 Basic science.

PART 1 The Woman.

2 The woman as a patient.

PART 2 The Young Woman.

3 Puberty and menstrual problems of young women.

4 Subfertility.

5 Pregnancy prevention.

6 Benign disease, genital tract infections and sexual problems.

PART 3 The Reproductive Years.

7 The mother and fetus in pregnancy.

8 Bleeding in pregnancy.

9 The antenatal period.

10 Diseases of pregnancy.

11 Diseases in pregnancy.

12 Normal labour.

13 Abnormal labour.

14 Puerperium.

15 The newborn.

PART 4 The Mature Woman.

16 Abnormal vaginal blood loss.

17 Pelvic pain.

18 Breast disease.

19 Screening for gynaecological cancer.

PART 5 The Older Woman.

20 Malignant gynaecological conditions.

21 The menopause.

22 Pelvic floor disorders.

PART 6 Audit of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

23 Statistics of reproductive medicine.

Self-assessment questions.


"It's a very easy read with sound basic information including diagrams with relevant clinical points to aid understanding and assist in retention of information. ... If I were a medical student again I would definitely buy it!" (The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, 2009)

  • Fully revised and updated text covers the core material needed for O&G courses
  • Combines basic science with relevant clinical practice
  • Gynaecological presentations are arranged according to age: The Young Woman, The Mature Woman, The Older Woman