Prepare for the MRCGP applied knowledge test (AKT)

Prepare for you RCGP membership written exam with short, up to date, video lectures, which you can watch on any device.
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Instructed by Dr Bug Price Test Prep / Other
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  • Lectures 19
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 11/2015 English

Course Description

This is a fast paced and straightforward approach to learning what you need to know to pass the RCGP's AKT exam and to being able to practise effectively as a GP. The lectures are short, detailed, and to the point, with a focus on the knowledge that tends to be tested in the AKT. Each lecture also comes with a quiz to help you cement your learning. Take this course, and you'll find that you quickly develop a reasonable working knowledge of everything you need to know to be a good GP (along with some of the pointless stuff you need to know to pass the exam).

What are the requirements?

  • You are going to need a working knowledge of the most common medical terms, and a basic understanding of common diseases, drugs, and investigations used in the NHS.
  • Either that, or just grab a medical dictionary and dive in! It's all pretty straightforward really.
  • Be aware of important recent guideline changes. I'll try to keep on top of all the changes, and I give the publication date at the start of each lecture, but medicine changes very quickly!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Take the AKT, with confidence that you have prepared systematically and thoroughly.

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is designed for UK GP trainees, who are preparing for their AKT examination.
  • It should also be useful to medical students who need to cover a wide breadth of medical knowledge when preparing for finals.
  • It would also be useful to doctors seeking to gain a place on the UK GP training scheme, who need to sit their 'part 2' written assessment.
  • It might be useful to other healthcare staff, who want to broaden their medical knowledge generally.
  • It is probably too detailed to be useful to you if you are applying for medical school and want to prepare for the aptitude test, or the interview (but let me know if this is you, because I am thinking of writing a course for this).
  • It is 'clinically focused' and wont give a deep explanation of the physiological science behind conditions. Don't use it to study for physiology exams, biological degrees, etc.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.



Welcome to the course. 

Section 1: Cardiovascular Medicine

This lecture was written in October 2015. It covers the diagnosis and management of heart failure, both with ventricular systolic dysfunction, and HFPEF (heart failure with preserved ejection fraction).

6 questions

This is a basic quiz to help 'cement' your learning of heart failure.

5 questions

This is a quick quiz to help you cement your learning about hypertension

Atrial Fibrillation
4 questions

A quick quiz to help you consolidate your learning


This lecture makes clear the different things we should do for our patients following their MI

Secondary prevention after an MI
2 questions
Syncope in 5 mins
Section 2: Administrative knowledge

This lecture was written in October 2015. It gives a fun memory system which, watched 2-3 times over, will allow to you easily memorise the UK vaccination schedule.

4 questions

This quiz will help you to cement your learning of the UK vaccination schedule

Section 3: Endocrinology
Type 2 Diabetes
3 questions

This quiz will help you to learn he information from the lecture on type 2 diabetes

obesity in 5 mins
Fasting and diabetes in just over 4 mins
Section 4: Dermatology

This lecture was recorded in November 2015. It gives a good overview of the treatment of eczema in primary care.

3 questions

This quiz is to help you recall the information form the lecture on eczema

Section 5: Respiratory medicine
Section 6: psychiatry
The down, depressed, hopeless patient

A fast paced summary of the main things you need to know about depression. All done in 5 mins. 

Section 7: obstetrics and gynaecology
Heavy Menstrual bleeding
Section 8: Haematology
Haematological cancers
Section 9: gastroenterology
dyspepsia in 5 mins
Section 10: Sexual Health

A fast paced 5 minute lecture to give you the main points in treating STIs in primary care

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Instructor Biography

Dr Bug Price, UK GP exams training

Hi, I'm Bug price. I'm a GP trainee in the UK NHS, based in Kent. I've recently taken the AKT, during October of my ST2 year, with a toddler, and a brand new baby at home - so I know what it's like to have to study with limited time on your hands!

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