Video Casebook: Medicine - the Toy Boy and the Burgundy Car
- By: Lok Bin Yap
This book's distinctive feature is the CD Rom that comes with it. It comprises 50 cases, along with 15-second video clips of patients describing their symptoms on the CD. Notes and five multiple choice questions are included for each of the cases. The questions are also laid out on the CD, but the notes relevant to each case, along with basic science facts, are provided only in the book. The cases are listed in numerical order and also organised by specialty on the CD (for example, gastrointestinal system, respiratory system, or cardiovascular system).
Looking at the cases on CD Rom makes them much more real, with patients describing symptoms of the hospital episode “live.” This makes them far more interesting than merely reading about them in a book.
Much effort seems to have been put into putting the cases into the video format. The quality of the multiple choice questions