RCGP AKT: Research, Epidemiology and Statistics

Julian Hick, Ralph Emmerson

September 18, 2015 by CRC Press
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ISBN 9781909368118 - CAT# K28848

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Features

•An invaluable guide to an area of knowledge commonly overlooked by candidates when preparing for the AKT •All topics skilfully  refined to correlate directly with primary care and the RCGP curriculum •Avoids unnecessary detail and maintains a clear focus on the level of understanding required by AKT candidates •Includes many sample questions for self-examination and revision practice •Covers all topics in the critical appraisal and evidence based medicine section of the RCGP content guide •Systematically presented and fully indexed - ideal to read from cover to cover,  or dip into for topic specific study

Summary

This book has been specifically designed to help GP trainees pass the compulsory AKT examination. Each topic has been skilfully refined to correlate directly with primary care and the RCGP curriculum, revealing how and why critical appraisal and evidence based medicine are essential for good medical practice throughout a career as an independent, knowledgeable, caring and thoughtful general practitioner. It includes invaluable preparation suggestions and an overall outline of the AKT, an introduction to statistics and qualitative methods, quantitative methods, epidemiology, common research methods and outcomes, useful tests used in epidemiological studies, research ethics, measures of mortality and economic analyses. Each chapter features unique, topic specific questions to reinforce comprehension, with an entire final chapter devoted to sample questions, comprehensively testing expertise and developing confidence. Ideal for revision and self-examination, RCGP AKT: Research, Epidemiology and Statistics gives GP trainees vital edge when preparing for the AKT.

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