"Crash Course!" is a revision series for students on system based and integrated courses. An illustrated outline format in bite-sized chunks makes the content easy to absorb. Hints and Tips and Comprehension Check boxes are built-in features designed to make the series student-friendly. A practice exam at the end enables students to assess their level of understanding. The "Basic Science" titles are written by medical students for medical students under faculty supervision, the content focuses in on what medical students really need to know. The Clinical titles are written by a senior consultant and a junior doctor who has recent experience of being a student - again making the books as relevant as possible for current medical students.
Part I: The Patient Presents With 1 Regional pain 2 Widespread musculoskeletal pain 3 Acute, hot swollen joint 4 Child with limp 5 Deformity 6 Widespread aches and pains 6 Limb swelling 7 Bone lesion on X-ray Part II: Diseases and Disorders 8 Osteoarthritis 9 Rheumatoid arthritis 10 Spondyloarthropathy 11 Connective tissue diseases 12 Osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease 13 Crystal arthropathies 14 Paediatric joint disease 15 Fractures 16 Infection of bones and joints 17 Fibromyalgia and chronic pain 18 Surgical principles 19 Post-operative complications 20 Bone tumours/malignancy 21 Disorders of the spine 22 Sports injuries 23 Peripheral nerve lesions 24 Soft tissue disorders Part III: History, Examination, and Common Investigations 25 Taking a history 26 Examination 27 Specific examination of joints 28 Peripheral nerve examination 28 Writing up a medical clerking 29 Common Investigations