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Medical Society HKUSU 香港大學學生會醫學會 Recommended  booklist  for  MBBS  I  

 

LLG-01, Laboratory Block, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong Tel: 28199310 Email: [email protected] Website: http://www.medsoc.org.hk

 

Medical  Society,  HKUSU  

Session  2010    

     

 

   

 

 

Recommended  Booklist  for  

MBBS  I  

Medical Society HKUSU 香港大學學生會醫學會 Recommended  booklist  for  MBBS  I  

 

LLG-01, Laboratory Block, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong Tel: 28199310 Email: [email protected] Website: http://www.medsoc.org.hk

 

Disclaimer  

It  is  essential  for  you  to  STUDY  LECTURE  NOTES  AND  PRACTICAL  MATERIALS  FIRST.  

Use  textbooks  when  you  wish  to  gain  a  deeper  understanding  or  to  clarify  concepts.  

If  in  doubt,  consult  your  lecturers  for  the  final  say.  

 

Introduction:  

You  are  strongly  recommended  to  borrow  the  book  (and  its  alternatives  e.g.  

EBook)  from  the  library  to  read  at  least  a  few  pages  before  buying  it.  

You  can  find  most  of  the  books  listed  here  in  the  medical  library  as  well  as  

the  main  library.  Some  are  found  also  in  the  dental  library.  

Different  students  have  different  preferences,  and  the  recommended  books  

here  are   just  the  ones  which  are  commonly  used  by  most  of   them.  There  

are  lots  of  other  books  on  similar  topics  in  the  medical  library.    

There  are  reviews  on  the  books  in  the  Internet  bookstores.    

e.g.  http://www.amazon.com  

You   may   always   download   this   recommended   booklist   from   the   official  

website  of  Medical  Society,  HKUSU  (  http://www.medsoc.org.hk).  

http://lib.hku.hk/medlib/quicklink/index.html  has  a   lot   of   useful   links.  The  

try  it  out  yourself!  

 

Bookstores:  

1.   McBarron  Book  Co.  (McBarron)  

Flat  C,  1/F,  Pak  Lok  Building,  322-­‐326A,  Nathan  Road,  Kowloon,  HK        

  (Jordan  MTR  Exit  B1)  

Tel:  27708521,  Fax:  23856236  

Opening  Time:  Mon    Sat     10am    7  pm  

Comment:  Quite  large,  most  books  are  available.  Can  call  them  to  hold  a  

book,  and  can  arrange  delivery  

2.   Man  Yuen  Book  Co.  

45  G/F,  Parkers  Street,  Kowloon,  HK  (Jordan  MTR  Exit  A)  

Tel:  27300594  fax:  27351709  

Comment:  Small  and  cramped,  many  books  not  available  

3.     University  Bookstore  

  Run  Run  Shaw  Buildings,  HKU    

NOT  RECOMMENDED:  books  outdated  and  expensive  

 

Medical Society HKUSU 香港大學學生會醫學會 Recommended  booklist  for  MBBS  I  

 

LLG-01, Laboratory Block, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong Tel: 28199310 Email: [email protected] Website: http://www.medsoc.org.hk

 

Index:  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anatomy    Gross  Anatomy    

1.     Atlas  of  Human  Anatomy,  Netter  (4th  Edition  2006)    

搏盡指數:  **  

Also  known  as:  Netter  

Call  Number:  MR  611.0022  N474        

Pros:  Beautiful  drawings,  extremely  detailed  

Cons:  No  text!  

   

2.     Clinical  Anatomy  by  region,  Snell  (8th  Edition  2008)  

搏盡指數:  **  

Also  known  as:  Snell  

Previous  name:  Clinical  Anatomy/  Clinical  Anatomy  for  Medical  

Students  

Call  Number:  M_611_S671  

Pros:  Simple  and  concise  descriptions  without  redundant  materials  

Cons:  Poor  diagrams  (though  often  used  by  lecturers)  

 

 

3.   Clinically  Oriented  Anatomy,  Moore  (6th  Edition  2010)    

搏盡指數:  ***  

Also  known  as:  大Moore  

Call  Number:  M_611_M82  

Pros:  Extremely  detailed,  good  clinical  relevance  (Blue  boxes)  

Cons:  Heavy,  lots  of  excess  information  

 

   

搏盡指數:  

*:  簡易級   (For  an  overall  concept)  

**:  進階級   (For  deeper  understanding)  

***:  搏丁級   (For  those  with  a  bigger  appetite)  

****:  Out-­‐Sy  級   (Too  complicated  for  most  MBBS  students)  

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4.   Essential  Clinical  Anatomy,  Moore  (3rd  Edition  2006)    

newer  version  available  in  2011  

搏盡指數:  *  

Also  known  as:  細Moore  

Call  Number:  M_611_M82_e  

Pros:  Precise  and  concise  

Cons:  Explanations  not  detailed  enough,  use  as  a  review  

 

5.     s  Anatomy  for  students,  Drake  (2nd  Edition  2010)  

搏盡指數:  **  

Call  Number:  M_612_D761_  g78      

Pros:  Simple  text,  fantastic  diagrams,    

Conceptual  Overview  section  useful  for  self-­‐study  

Cons:  Heavy  

 

   

4th  Edition  2009)  

搏盡指數:  *  

Call  Number:  M_611_T16            

Used  (and  provided)  in  All  Dissection  Practicals  

Use  of  Ebooks  recommended  in  preparation  of  Dissection  

 

       

Anatomy    Histology    

1.        

搏盡指數:  *  

Also  known  as:  Func  記  

Call  Number:  M_611.018_W55_f  

Pros:  Stunning  diagrams  and  micrographs  

Cons:  Poor  labeling,  incomprehensive  text,  treat  as  an  atlas  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medical Society HKUSU 香港大學學生會醫學會 Recommended  booklist  for  MBBS  I  

 

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2.     Basic  Histology:  Text  &  Atlas,  Luiz  Carlos  Junqueira  and  José  Carneiro  

(12th  Edition  2010)  

搏盡指數:  **  

Call  Number:  M_611.018_  J95      

Pros:  Comprehensive  text,  good  diagrams  and  captions  

Cons:  Paper  too  thin,  fragile  

 

   Anatomy    Embryology    

1.   The  Developing  Human:  clinically  oriented  embryology,  Moore  and  

Persaud     (8th  Edition  2008)            

搏盡指數:  ***  

Call  Number:  M_612.64_M82_d  

Pros:  Nice  diagrams,  concise  text  

Cons:  Difficult  to  understand  unless  you  pay  attention  in  class  

 

   

s  Medical  Embryology,  Sadler  (11th  Edition  2010)  

搏盡指數:  ***  

Call  Number:  M_612.64_S126_l28        

Pros:  Used  by  lecturers,  colourful  diagrams  

Cons:  Difficult  to  understand  unless  you  pay  attention  in  class  

 

 

   

   

 

Biochemistry    

1.     Basic  Medical  Biochemistry:  A  Clinical  Approach,  Marks  (3rd  Edition  

2009)  

搏盡指數:  ***  

Call  Number:  M_612.1111_M34  

Pros:  Good  clinical  correlation,  diagrams  often  adapted  

Cons:  Takes  time  to  read  

 

   

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2. Principles  of  Biochemistry,  Lehninger  (5th  Edition  2008)  

搏盡指數:  ****  

Call  Number:  M_572_L52      

Pros:  You  can  get  a  BSc  (Biochem)  after  you  master  it  

Cons:  We  are  MBBS  students  

 

 

 

3.   Essential  Cell  Biology,  Alberts  (2nd  Edition  2004)  

Newer  edition  available  soon  

搏盡指數:  *  

Call  Number:  M_574.87_E78    

Pros:  Good  for  those  without  AL  Bio  knowledge  

Cons:  Too  simple,  recommend   Molecular  Biology  of  the  Cell  

for  a  better  understanding  

   

4.   Principles  of  Medical  Genetics,  Gelehrter  (2nd  Edition  1998)      

  搏盡指數:  ***  

Call  Number:  M_616.042_G31        

Pros:  Basic  principles  of  lectures  are  covered  

Cons:  Too  much  information,  potentially  confusing  

 

 

 

   

Community  Medicine      

1. Clinical  Communication  Skills,  1995,  Fielding  

搏盡指數:  ****  

Call  Number:  610.696_F4  

Pros:  Excess  supply  in  Med  Lib,  no  need  to  buy  

Cons:  Not  useful  at  all  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medical Society HKUSU 香港大學學生會醫學會 Recommended  booklist  for  MBBS  I  

 

LLG-01, Laboratory Block, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong Tel: 28199310 Email: [email protected] Website: http://www.medsoc.org.hk

 

   

Microbiology    

1.         Medical  Microbiology,  Greenwood  (17th  Edition  2007)  

  搏盡指數:  ***  

Also  known  as:  Greenwood  

Call  Number:  M_616.01_M48_mi  

Pros:  Detailed  information,  classified  by  microbe  

Cons:  Lacking  in  diagrams  

 

   

2.           Medical  Microbiology,  Mims  (4rd  Edition  2008)  

  搏盡指數:  **  

Also  known  as:  Mims  

Call  Number:  M_616.01_M48_M6        

Pros:  Colourful,  classified  by  system,  simple  text  

Cons:  Too  superficial  

 

   

3.         Color  Atlas  of  Medical  Microbiology,  Hart  and  Shears  (2nd  Edition  

2004)  

  搏盡指數:  ***  

Call  Number:  M_616.01022_H1        

Pros:  Used  as  a  dictionary  in  practicals  

Cons:  Not  worth  the  price,  less  useful  outside  practicals  

 

   

4.         Review  of  Medical  Microbiology  and  Immunology,  Levinson  (10th  

Edition  2006)  

搏盡指數:  **  

Previous  name:  Medical  microbiology  &  immunology  :  

examination  &  board  review  

Call  Number:  M_616.9041_L66  

Pros:  Concise  and  comprehensive,  classified  by  microbe,  nice  

summary  

Cons:  Only  8  pages  of  pictures  in  the  entire  book  of  672  pages  

 

 

 

Medical Society HKUSU 香港大學學生會醫學會 Recommended  booklist  for  MBBS  I  

 

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Pathology    

1.   Robbins  and  Cotran  Pathologic  Basis  of  Disease,  Kumar  

  (8th  Edition  2009)    

   搏盡指數:  ****  

Also  known  as:  大   Robbin    

Call  Number:  M_616.07_R632_R63    

Pros:  Extremely  detailed,  even  pathologists  use  it!  

Cons:  Heavy,  out  of  the  scope  of  MBBS  students  

   

2.       Basic  Pathology,  Cotran  (8th  Edition  2007)    

  搏盡指數:  **  

Also  known  as:  中 Robbin  

Call  Number:  M_616.07_R63_b  

Pros:  Concise,  schematic  drawings,  recommended  by  lecturers,  

good  for  PBL  

Cons:  Time-­‐consuming  to  read  

   

3.         Pathologic  Basis  of  Disease:  Pocket  Companion  to  Robbins,  Cotran  

(7th  Edition  2006)    

搏盡指數:  *  

Also  known  as:  細   Robbin  

Call  Number:  M_616.07_R63_po        

Pros:  Small  and  handy  use  for  revision  

Cons:  No  pictures  and  few  diagrams,  too  brief  as  a  text  

   

4.       Wheater's  Basic  Pathology  (5th  Edition  2010)  

  搏盡指數:  ***  

Call  Number:  M_611.018_W556Z  

Pros:  Extremely  useful  in  practicals  when  lecturers  are  busy  

Cons:  Expensive  

 

 

Medical Society HKUSU 香港大學學生會醫學會 Recommended  booklist  for  MBBS  I  

 

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5.   Pathology  Illustrated,  Macfarlane  (6th  Edition  2005)  

搏盡指數:  *  

Call  Number:  M_616.07_G7        

Pros:  Graphical  interpretation  of  lecture  notes,  useful  if  

time-­‐pressed  

Cons:  Inadequate  as  a  reference  text  

   

6.       General  and  Systematic  Pathology,  JCE  Underwood  (4th  Edition  2004)  

搏盡指數:  **  

Call  Number:  M_616.07_G32        

Pros:  Simple  text,  consistent  with  lecturer s  concepts  

Cons:  Lacks  molecular  biology  concepts  

 

 Pharmacology    

1.     Basic  and  Clinical  Pharmacology,  Katzung  (11th  Edition  2009)    

搏盡指數:  ***  

Also  known  as:  大 Katzung  

Call  Number:  M_615.1_B31  

Pros:  Detailed  information,  good  schematics  

Cons:  Confusing,  time-­‐consuming  to  read  

 

 

   

2.       Pharmacology:  Examination  and  Board  Review,  Katzung    

(7th  Edition  2005)    

  搏盡指數:  **  

Also  known  as:  細 Katzung  

Call  Number:  M_615.1076_K19_pe        

Pros:  Concise,  useful  in  revision  

Cons:  Not  detailed  enough  as  a  reference  text  

 

 

 

 

Medical Society HKUSU 香港大學學生會醫學會 Recommended  booklist  for  MBBS  I  

 

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3.           Pharmacology,  Rang  and  Dale  (6th  Edition  2007)  

  搏盡指數:  **  

Also  known  as:  Rang  and  Dale  

Call  Number:  M_615.1_R19  

Pros:  Systems  approach,  interesting  diagrams  

Cons:  Not  systematically  presented  

 

   4.           Medical  Pharmacology  at  a  Glance,  Neal  (6th  Edition  2009)  

  搏盡指數:  *  

Call  Number:  M_615.1_N338_m48        

Pros:  2-­‐page  =  1  lecture,  Useful  schematics  at  beginning  of  each  

chapter  

Cons:  Not  detailed  enough  as  a  reference  text  

     

Physiology  

 

1.    The  Mechanisms  of  Body  Function,  

Widmaier     (11th  Edition  2008)  

搏盡指數:  *  

Also  known  as:  Vander  

Call  Number:  M_612_W641_  v24  

Pros:  Colourful  and  simple  flowcharts,  pictures  and  diagrams,  

useful  for  EAS  students/  those  without  AL  Bio  knowledge  

Cons:  Will  be  inadequate  after  IHD  block  

   

2.   Physiology,  Berne  and  Levy  (6th  Edition  2008)        

搏盡指數:  ***  

Also  known  as:  B  &  L  

Call  Number:  M_612_B52  

Pros:  Detailed  information  

Cons:  Difficult  to  understand  

 

 

 

 

 

Medical Society HKUSU 香港大學學生會醫學會 Recommended  booklist  for  MBBS  I  

 

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3.   Textbook  of  Medical  Physiology,  Guyton  and  Hall  (11th  Edition  2006)  

Newer  version  available  in  2011  

  搏盡指數:  ***  

Also  known  as:  Guyton  

Call  Number:  M_612_G99_t  

Pros:  Much  easier  to  understand  than  B&L  

Cons:  Expensive  

   

4.       Respiratory  Physiology:  The  Essentials,  West  (8th  Edition  2008)  

  搏盡指數:  ***  

Call  Number:  M_612.2_  W516_r43        

Pros:  Follows  lecturer s  notes  closely  (Respiratory  Block)  

Cons:  Little  clinical  relevance  

 

 

 

   5.   Pulmonary  Pathophysiology:  The  Essentials,  West  (7th  Edition  2007)    

  搏盡指數:  ***  

Call  Number:  M_616.2407_W51  

Pros:  Same  as  Respiratory  Physiology  

Cons:  Same  as  Respiratory  Physiology,  only  one  chapter  is  useful  

 

 

 

 

References  (PBL)      

1.       Kumar  &  Clark  Clinical  Medicine,  Kumar  and  Clark  (7th  Edition  2010)    

搏盡指數:  ***  

Also  known  as:  Kumar  

Call  Number:  M_616_C64_K  

Pros:  Used  mainly  in  clinical  years,  provides  an  overview  of  

clinical  management  

Cons:  Less  emphasis  on  basic  sciences  

 

   

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2.    

Livingstone  (21th  Edition  2010)  

  搏盡指數:  ***  

Also  known  as:  Davidson  

Call  Number:  M_616_D253_C69        

Refer  to  Kumar  and  Clark  for  Pros  and  Cons  

 

   

Objective  Structured  Clinical  Assessment  (OSCA)      

1.       ECG  Made  Easy,  Hampton  (7th  Edition  2008)  

搏盡指數:  ****  

Call  Number:  M_616.1207547_H232_e17    

Pros:  An  analysis  of  different  pathological  ECG  

Cons:  Only  first  few  chapters  are  useful  in  preclinical  years  

 

   2.         Chest  X-­‐ray  Made  Easy,  Corne  (3rd  Edition  2009)  

搏盡指數:  ****  

Call  Number:  M_617.5407572_C525V        

Pros:  Chest  X-­‐ray  samples  of  different  conditions  

Cons:  Quite  unrelated  to  preclinical  studies  

 2th  Edition  2009)    

搏盡指數:  ***  

Call  Number:  M_616.0754_M165_M16        

Pros:  Detailed,  step  by  step  introduction  of  clinical  steps  

Cons:  Deviates  somewhat  from  HKU  practices,  use  wisely.  More  

used  in  clinical  years  

 

 

 

 

 

Medical Society HKUSU 香港大學學生會醫學會 Recommended  booklist  for  MBBS  I  

 

LLG-01, Laboratory Block, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong Tel: 28199310 Email: [email protected] Website: http://www.medsoc.org.hk

 

4.       Clinical  examination  :  a  systematic  guide  to  physical  diagnosis,    

Nicholas  J.  Talley,  Simon  O'Connor.  (5th  Edition  2006)  

Newer  version  available  soon  

搏盡指數:  ***  

Call  Number:  M_616.0754_T1        

Pros:  Good  text  describing  different  signs  and  symptoms.  

Potentially  useful  for  PBL  preparation  

Cons:  Same  as  Macleod s,  steps  less  clear  

 

 

 

Dictionaries:  搏盡指數:  ****  

There  are  a  lot  of  online  medical  dictionary  websites  e.g.  www.onelook.com.  

Therefore,  DO  NOT  BUY  ANY  MEDICAL  DICTIONARIES!  

 

 

1.    

Also  known  as:  大 Dorland  

Comments:  Large  dictionary  with  pronunciation.  

 

2.    

Also  known  as:  細 Dorland  

Comments:  Smaller,  some  words  may  not  be  found,  has  PDA  version    

 

3.    

Comments:  Same  size  as  and  less  easy  to  understand  than大Dorland,  the  

one  placed  in  PBL  rooms,  has  PDA  version    

 

4.   Oxford  Concise  Medical  Dictionary  (English-­‐Chinese)  

Comments:  Simple  and  direct.  Useful  if  you  want  to  know  the  Chinese  

name  of  the  term  

 

5.   Longman  Concise  Medical  Dictionary  (English-­‐Chinese)  

Comments:  Chinese  and  some  words  are  not  found