This page includes all books which are part of the recommended reading list for the ANZCA Primary exam.
Titles hyperlinked in crimson, can be accessed by clicking the heading.
Titles without a hyperlinked heading are available in hardcopy only and can be requested via the discovery service using the REQUEST PRINT LOAN link. You can access and request items from the complete list here.
How to access e-books
Use your ANZCA college ID (or staff username) and password to access library e-resources.
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For further information about searching and accessing e-books, see the E-books guide
ANZCA library provides access to a large range of print items, specialising in anaesthesia and pain medicine-related titles.
For further information about requesting books, see the Borrowing books page
McGraw Hill e-Book access issues: There is an ongoing issue with McGraw-Hill e-books, whereby some users are improperly authenticated when accessing content within the IP range of another institution that also subscribes to MGH e-books. This results in the user being being unable to access some titles.
Access to the above collections should be unaffected when authenticated outside the IP range of the affected institutions. This includes access from home and access from a mobile device using 4/5G (and not the institutions' Wi-Fi). Users with a pre-existing MyAccess login, can sign out of the affected collections, and sign in using their MyAccess credentials.
Creating a MyAccess account:
ANZCA users requiring urgent access can submit chapter request/s via the Request an article service.
Beyond recommended reading
Candidates are advised that all examination questions are based on Learning Outcomes and that the great majority of information required is contained in the recommended texts. The most recent version of each of the following texts is the recommended text. However, some topics are only superficially covered in the textbooks and candidates are advised to draw on many resources as they study, in order to gain a deeper understanding of those areas that relate to everyday anaesthetic practice.
No specific textbook is recommended for the anatomy section of the syllabus, as any general text would be considered suitable. The following text could be consulted for more detailed information in specific areas.
Need help prepping for your exams? Try the Exam Preparation guide.
Want to test your knowledge/access BJA Education online exam content? Check out our Self-assessment Tools guide.
Looking for a comprehensive list anaesthesia training resources? See the the Anaesthesia training resources guide
Access the complete PEx list in the library discovery service.
Find out more
For more information about the Primary Exam (PEx), please visit the ANZCA Anaesthesia exams website.
AccessMedicine now includes interactive modules allow for visualization of the human body in an interactive, 3D format where both male and female anatomy modules can be viewed. Choose a module and then utilize the options on the left-side of the screen to learn more about human anatomy.
Additionally, there a number of discrete anatomy tours for areas of the body including the brain, muscles and nerves, the spine and many more.
Whilst the titles below are not on the recommended reading list, they contain information that may be of interest.
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