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    Hey im due to start in September and was just wondering if any current students would recommend any books they consider essential to get? I plan on using the library as much as i can but will get a couple if needed. Thanks

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    A good A&P book....I have a Ross and Wilson one it's great. I'd also have a look at Royal marsden clinical skills. But they will have these available in your library. They are pricey so it's completely up to you but they would be good pre readers. Or even study skills book which is called writing for nurses and midwives. It's a purple book and you can get it pretty cheap on Amazon that's also a good pre read


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    Advice I was given before I started my course s the same tell people now. Save your money until you start. Most university libraries are well stocked and books can be very expensive. With physiology texts, quite often people find different books suit them, the library is ideal to do a test drive of books before spending money on one. Most unions offer a dictionary as part of their goody bag when recruiting in freshers week, and the RC has a library you can access and will even lend books out via courier (for a small fee).

    However, if you want to look at stuff, Ross and Wilson is a popular A&P text, but there are others (I didn't like it):

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Books-Elain...0Katja%20Hoehn

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fundamental.../dp/0321709330

    These are both authors I've used for a course I'm on at the moment

    For pathophysiology I really like McCance et al:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pathophysio...dp_ob_title_bk

    As wbnurse has said, the Marsden Manual is great for reading up on clinical skills, however, some places will have their own procedures which may differ slightly. There are loads of study skills books and drug calc books, wouldn't know which are best with those as it's been quite a while since I've needed to use one.
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    (Original post by moonkatt)
    Advice I was given before I started my course s the same tell people now. Save your money until you start. Most university libraries are well stocked and books can be very expensive. With physiology texts, quite often people find different books suit them, the library is ideal to do a test drive of books before spending money on one. Most unions offer a dictionary as part of their goody bag when recruiting in freshers week, and the RC has a library you can access and will even lend books out via courier (for a small fee).

    However, if you want to look at stuff, Ross and Wilson is a popular A&P text, but there are others (I didn't like it):

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Books-Elain...0Katja%20Hoehn

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fundamental.../dp/0321709330

    These are both authors I've used for a course I'm on at the moment

    For pathophysiology I really like McCance et al:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pathophysio...dp_ob_title_bk

    As wbnurse has said, the Marsden Manual is great for reading up on clinical skills, however, some places will have their own procedures which may differ slightly. There are loads of study skills books and drug calc books, wouldn't know which are best with those as it's been quite a while since I've needed to use one.
    My advice based on my experience of the drug calculations books would be the same as your take on the A&P ones - different books suit different people.
 
 
 
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