Neonatal Jaundice

Neonatal Jaundice

The Royal College of General Practitioners has highlighted neonatal jaundice as a problem area for candidates in previous sittings of the MRCGP examination and it is important that candidates are familiar with the various causes, presentations and management of...
An Overview of Leukaemia

An Overview of Leukaemia

Leukaemia is a very common exam topic and one that many candidates struggle to get to grips with. This article is not intended to be an all-encompassing review of this complex and highly-specialised topic but should provide you with the knowledge needed to approach...
Understanding Vertigo

Understanding Vertigo

Vertigo is a type of dizziness whereby patients experience the sensation that objects around them are moving when they are not. This is often described as feeling like a spinning or swaying motion and is usually accompanied by nausea and loss of balance....
Test Your Anatomy Knowledge – The Lower Limb

Test Your Anatomy Knowledge – The Lower Limb

Test your knowledge of lower limb anatomy with these questions. 1. Which SINGLE statement is true regarding the blood supply to the lower limb? A. The femoral artery arises directly from the internal iliac arteryB. The profunda femoris arises from the medial side of...
The Top 10 Tips That Make Learning Anatomy Easier

The Top 10 Tips That Make Learning Anatomy Easier

Anatomy is a notoriously difficult subject to master. The human body is incredibly complex, and the number of structures that require memorisation is massive. All is not lost, however, and there are some straightforward things that can be done to make mastery of this...
Mendelian Inheritance

Mendelian Inheritance

A good understanding of the fundamental laws of inheritance helps us to understand the different patterns of disease transmission. The inheritance patterns of single gene diseases are referred to as ‘Mendelian inheritance’ after Gregor Mendel, the first person to...

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