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- ISBN: 9781853154201 | 1853154202
- Cover: Nonspecific Binding
- Copyright: 7/16/2007
Ever thought that memorizing the list of all the investigations to do for a medical condition were 'BUMMERS' to recall? Not now that you remember that this is also the acronym for Bloods, Urine, Microbiology, Monitoring, ECG, Radiology, Surgical and Special! Mnemonics often bridge the gapbetween traditional modes of revision and the ability to perform well in exams and in practice. This revision book uses mnemonics to help you memorize multiple lists and copious facts to the lengthy lists and facts of modern medicine. This book takes an original approach to applying well-establishedpsychological techniques in memory enhancement to the contents of standard medical textbooks. Using a wide variety of techniques including chunking, acronyms, tree-diagrams and pictures, it is packed full of information on all aspects of the medical undergraduate syllabus while the finer detailprovides excellent guidance for postgraduate revision. Facts are presented in a hierarchial fashion, so that the essential features of each disease or symptom can be grasped immediately, while finer points are accessed only by more detailed reading. Mnemonics have been devised to be memorable inthemselves, e.g. hepatitis = T.A.B.O.O.; atrial fibrillation = A.T.R.I.A.L. S.W.I.T.C.H.; and the terms are presented in the order that they make sense to be remembered.