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MCQs in Travel Medicine

Dom Colbert



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Oxford University Press
20 December 2012
Specifically written for those preparing for examinations and practitioners in travel medicine, MCQs in Travel Medicine contains over 600 multiple choice questions with detailed explanations which both teach and challenge the reader.

Questions are group by topic which is ideal for revision, enabling you to focus on specific areas including adventure travel, travellers' diarrhoea, malaria, sexually transmitted disease, and drugs used in travel medicine. The style and format of the questions mirror the format of the exam questions, and the book includes a self-test to aid revision. This easy-to-read comprehensive book is ideally suited for those in busy day-to-day practices and those preparing for examinations in travel medicine including the Certificate Exam of the International Society of Travel Medicine.
By:   Dom Colbert
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 233mm,  Width: 166mm,  Spine: 14mm
Weight:   402g
ISBN:   9780199664528
ISBN 10:   0199664528
Series:   Oxford Specialty Training: Revision Texts
Pages:   264
Publication Date:   20 December 2012
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Section 1: Setting up a Travel Clinic Section 2: Epidemiological and Geographical Considerations Section 3: Selected Arthropods Section 4: Common Gastrointestinal Worms Section 5: Vaccines Section 6: Pre-Travel Consultation Section 7: Protecting the Skin Section 8: Special Groups Section 9: Adventure Travellers Section 10: Special Activities Section 11: Fish Hazards Section 12: Air Travel Section 13: Medical Care Overseas Section 14: Specific Medical Risks for the Traveller Section 15: Selected Medical Risks in the Tropics Section 16: The Returned Traveller Section 17: Psychiatric and Behavioural Problems Section 18: Drugs and Travel Section 19: Self-Test Appendix

Dom Colbert has worked extensively in Africa, the Far East and the Caribbean in a voluntary capacity in mission hospitals and has served in many famines and disasters. In 1977 Dom founded the VSA (Voluntary Service Abroad) so that medical electives could work in poor countries. As part of the College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECA) he regularly teaches basic science to trainee surgeons and future trainers in that continent. He co-founded the Travel Medicine Society of Ireland and was on the exam board of the International Society of Travel Medicine. Dom regularly delivers lectures at national and international conferences, including delivering grand rounds at the Mayo Clinic in 2009 and delivering the inaugural Eric Walker lecture to the Northern European Conference on Travel Medicine in 2012. He is also an examiner in primary FRCSI and/or Medical students, Benghazi, Kuwait, Khartoum and Dar es Salaam.

Reviews for MCQs in Travel Medicine

Did you know that more than 90 % of cases of visceral leishmaniasis occur in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal? That rafting is the most common way for tourists to contract leptospirosis? That nectar and fruit juice are important energy sources for female as well as male mosquitoes? That Culex tritaeniorhynchus (vector for Japanese encephalitis) can fly 4.82 km under its own power? That MRSA infections can be transmitted by flies? That you should wait at least six weeks before flying following even a minor pneumothorax? If not, this book could be for you. * Journal of the Norwegian Medical Society, June 2013 *

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