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Paediatric surgery

MRCS candidates should:

  • Have a knowledge of the surgical conditions listed below
  • Know the principles of investigations used by the speciality
  • Know the principles of the main surgical procedures used

Principles of neonatal and paediatric surgery

  • History and physical examination of the neonate and child
  • Maintenance if body temperature
  • Assessment of respiratory and cardiovascular function
  • Metabolic status
  • Fluids, electrolytes and metabolic response
  • Vascular access
  • Paediatric trauma

Correctable congenital abnormalities

Common paediatric surgical disorders

Orthopaedic disorders of infancy and childhood

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