Books for the MRCPsych Paper III/ Critical Appraisal

Critical Appraisal for Psychiatry
Stephen Lawrie, Andrew McIntosh, Sanjay Rao

Aimed primarily at psychiatric trainees sitting the MRCPsych part II, this text should also appeal to more senior and junior psychiatrists, other mental health professionals and managers who need a brief but comprehensive introduction to the underlying concepts and practice of evidence-based mental health (EBMH). It covers the principal components of research methods, relevant statistics and critical appraisal processes for doctors and particularly psychiatrists. An everyday clinical relevance is maintained throughout with examples from psychiatric literature where possible.

Critical Reviews in Psychiatry (third edition)
Edited by Tom Brown and Greg Wilkinson

"The definitive study guide to the Critical Review Paper of the MRCPsych Part II examination."

"Good medical practice is based on a combination of clinical judgement and the application of research-based evidence. Psychiatrists need to acquire skill and confidence in the critical appraisal of research, and must be able to evaluate published literature in terms of both scientific validity and clinical relevance. The Critical Review Paper of the MRCPsych is designed to test candidates in the principles and methodology of evidence-based medicine."

Critical Reviews in Psychiatry is an essential guide to the Critical Review Paper. The book collates all the past exam papers to spring 2004, with model answers provided by prize-winning exam candidates. This book is unique in its coverage of the psychiatric aspects of critical review, and is key reading for trainees preparing for the MRCPsych examination."

Feb 2005, paperback, 168pp, ISBN 1 904671 15 2, Price £20.00
The Doctor's Guide to Critical Appraisal
Narinder Gosall & Gurpal Gosall

"Written by two members of the Superego Cafe team and published by PasTest, the aim of this book is to highlight the fundamental principles of critical appraisal and statistics using a clear, concise and simplified approach. Assuming no prior knowledge, the book guides the reader from basic ideas to advanced concepts using diagrams, case scenarios and questions and answers sections."

Jul 2006 , paperback, 178pp, ISBN-10: 1905635028, Price: £20.99
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