An Aid to the MRCPCH Viva, 2nd Edition

An Aid to the MRCPCH Viva

2nd Edition

By Alan Cade, Lecturer in Paediatrics and Honorary Specialist Registrar, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, UK; Tracy Tinklin, Specialist Registrar in Paediatrics, Southampton, UK; and Donald Hodge, Lecturer in Paediatrics and Child Health, Academic Unit of Paediatrics and Child Health, The General Infirmary at Leeds, Leeds, UK


1. Basic sciences and pathophysiology
Differentiation of the gonads and ambiguous genitalia
Immunomodulation
Apoptosis
Nitric oxide
Embryology of the gastrointestinal tract
The differences between cellular and humoral immunity
Bilirubin metabolism
Haemoglobin and the oxygen dissociation curve
Calcium metabolism
Renal physiology

2. Emergency paediatrics
Diabetic ketoacidosis
Status asthmaticus
Status epilepticus
Stridor
A child with multiple injuries
An unconscious child
Meningococcal disease
Basic life support
Poisoning
Resuscitation fluids
Management of burns
Drowning
Management of cardiac arrhythmias
Electrolyte disturbances

3. Neonatology
Hypoglycaemia
Necrotising enterocolitis
Breastfeeding
Ventilation
Milks in neonatology
Bone disease in neonatology
Management of polycythaemia
Intraventricular haemorrhage
Jaundice
Antenatal screening
Management of inborn errors of metabolism
Ethical dilemmas on the neonatal unit
Metabolic acidosis
Hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy
Neonatal fits
Breaking bad news
Morbidity and mortality on the neonatal unit

4. Cardiology and respiratory medicine
Developments in cystic fibrosis
Asthma
Bronchiolitis
Cough in children
Cardiomyopathy
Primary ciliary dyskinesia
Hypoplastic left heart syndrome
Post-operative complications of cardiac surgery
Kawasaki disease
Complication of congenital heart disease

5. Gastroenterology and infection
Obesity in childhood
Recurrent abdominal pain
Failure to thrive
Management of gastroenteritis
Pyrexia of unknown origin
Inflammatory bowel disease
HIV and AIDS
Dehydration and rehydration
Vomiting
Diarrhoea

6. Endocrinology, growth and renal medicine
Use of growth hormone in paediatrics
Short stature and constitutional delay in puberty
Diabetes - latest developments
Urinary tract infection
Precocious puberty
Management of renal failure
Haematuria
Haemolytic uraemic syndrome
Nephrotic syndrome
Neurology
Creutzfeld-Jakob disease
Cerebral palsy
Epilepsy and management of a first afebrile fit
Stroke in childhood
Developmental delay
Ataxia
Community paediatrics
Non-accidental injury
Enuresis
Constipation
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Immunisations
School non-attendance
Autism and Aspergers syndrome
Eating disorders

9. Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics
Prescribing in paediatrics
Antibiotics and antibiotic resistance
Cisapride
Zoster immunoglobulin
Drug interactions
Drugs in pregnancy
Drugs and breastfeeding
Inhaled corticosteroids in asthma

10. Oncology, haematology and rheumatology
Petechial rash
The genetics of cancer
Complications of chemo/radiotherapy
Medical aspects of splenectomy
Bone marrow transplantation
Management of neutropaenia
Management of juvenile chronic arthritis
Lymphadenoathy

11. Miscellaneous
Ambulatory paediatrics
Evidence-based medicine, NICE and the Cochrane collaboration
Designing a research study
The internet
Teaching
Statistics
Audit
Screening
Paper critique

12. Recent developments and controversies
MMR, Crohns disease and autism
Causes of SIDS
Reporting to the Coroner
The fetal origin of adult disease
Molecular biology

Index