Practical Obstetrics and Gynaecology
ISBN : 978-988-79679-0-3
Distributed for The University of Hong Kong
296 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, illustrations throughout
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This is an undergraduate textbook in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. In the past, because of historical reasons, medical students in Hong Kong mainly used the British Obstetrics and Gynaecology textbooks. While there are many good British textbooks, there is still a need for a local textbook for the undergraduate as the epidemiology of various diseases in our local population (mainly Southern Chinese) is different from those in Britain. Moreover, the health care system and the laws and regulations governing medical practice are also different. This book was written to fill this gap.
As the main target audience for this book are the undergraduate medical students, we provide a comprehensive coverage of all the topics in the core curriculum of Obstetrics and Gynaecology for medical undergraduates. In addition to the description of the various diseases, there is also discussion on the evidence-based approach to the differential diagnosis and management of common symptoms/presentations in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. When appropriate, flow charts and diagrams are used to help the readers to make a diagnosis. This book also contains more information on diseases more common in this region. Although this book was mainly written for medical students, this textbook will also be a useful basic reference for the student midwives, practising doctors as well as other health care professionals involved in women’s health care.