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Mosby's Review Questions for the NBCE Examination: Parts I and IINEW
Mosby's Review Questions for the NBCE Examination:
Parts I and II

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TEST PLAN Part One

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GENERAL ANATOMY

I. Topographical Anatomy (7%)
A. Planes of the body and anatomical terminology
B. Head and neck
C. Backand thorax
D. Abdomen, pelvis and perineum
E. Upper and lower limbs F Integument (including histology)

II. Osteology of the Appendicular Skeleton (14%)
A. Upper limb and shoulder girdle
B. Lower limb and hip bone
C. Development
D. Histology

Ill. Arthrology and Syndesmology of the Appendicular Skeleton (12%)
A. Classification of joints
B. Articulations of the appendicular skeleton
C. Biomechanics

IV. Myology of the Appendicular Skeleton (17%)
A. Upper limb and shoulder (including innervation)
B. Lower limb and pelvic girdle (including innervation)
C. Development
D. Structure and histology

V. Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems (15%)
A. Heart
B. Arteries
C. Veins
D. Lymphatic vessels and lymphoid tissue (including spleen and thymus)
E. Development
F Histology

VI. Digestive System (11%)
A. Oral cavity and pharynx
B. Digestive viscera
C. Development
D. Histology

VII. Respiratory System (9%)
A. Nose and sinuses
B. Larynx, trachea and bronchi
C. Lungs, pleura and mediasti num
D. Development
E. Histology

VIII. Urogenital System (9%)
A. Urinary organs
B. Male reproductive organs
C. Female reproductive organs
D. Development
E. Histology

IX. Endocrine System (6%)
A. Endocrine glands and tissues
B. Development
C. Histology

SPINAL ANATOMY

I. Osteology of the Axial Skeleton (18%)
A. Skull
B. Vertebral column
C. Ribs and sternum
D. Development

II. Myology of the Axial Skeleton (15%)
A. Face and head
B. Back and neck
C. Thorax and abdomen
D. Pelvis and perineum
E. Development

III. Arthrology and Syndesmology of the Axial Skeleton (16%)
A. Classification of joints
B. Articulations of the axial skeleton
C. Biomechanics

IV. Anatomy of the Central Nervous System and Related Structures (22%)
A. Cerebrum
B. Brainstem and cerebellum
C. Spinal cord and meninges
D. Blood vascular relationships
E. Ventricles and cerebrospinal fluid
F Development
G. Histology

V. Anatomy of the Peripheral and Autonomic Nervous Systems (21%)
A. Spinal nerves and plexuses
B. Cranial nerves
C. Visceral innervation
D. Cutaneous innervation
E. Development
F. Histology

VI. Organs of Special Senses (8%)
A. Vision
B. Audition and equilibrium
C. Olfaction
D. Gustation
E. Development
F Histology

PHYSIOLOGY

I. Neurophysiology (23%)
A. Membrane potentials, action potentials, and synaptic transmission
B. Motor function
C. Sensory function
D. Autonomic function
E. Higher cortical function F Special senses

II. Muscle Physiology (14%)
A. Cardiac muscle
B. Skeletal muscle
C. Smooth muscle

III. Cardiovascular Physiology (17%)
A. Cardiac mechanisms
B. Electrophysiology of the heart
C. Hemodynamics
D. Regulation of circulation
E. Circulation in organs
F Lymphatics
G. Hematology and immunity

IV. Respiratory Physiology (10%)
A. Mechanics of breathing
B. Ventilation, lung volumes and capacities
C. Regulation of respiration
D. 02 and CO2 transportation
E. Gaseous exchange

V. Body Fluids and Renal Physiology (11%)
A. Regulation of body fluids
B. Glomerular filtration
C. Tubular exchange
D. Acid-base balance

VI. Gastrointestinal Physiology (10%)
A. Ingestion
B. Digestion
C. Absorption
D. Regulation of GI function

VII. Reproductive Physiology (4%)

VIII. Endocrine Physiology (8%)
A. Secretion of hormones
B. Action of hormones
C. Regulation

IX. Exercise and Stress Physiology (3%)

CHEMISTRY

I. Carbohydrates (18%)
A. Metabolism
- catabolic pathways
- anabolic pathways
B. Chemistry
- structure
- properties
- function
C. Nutritional concepts
- food sources
- digestion

II. Lipids (18%)
A. Metabolism
- catabolic pathways
- anabolic pathways
B. Chemistry
- structure
- properties
- function
- transport
C. Nutritional Concepts
- food sources
- digestion

III. Proteins, Amino Acids & Peptides (16%)
A. Amino acid metabolism
- catabolic pathways
- anabolic pathways
B. Chemistry
- structure
- properties
- function
C. Nutritional concepts
- food sources
- digestion

IV. Enzymes (7%)
A. Classification and function
B. Kinetics and regulation

V. Hormones (7%)
A. Metabolic effects of specific hormones
- carbohydrate metabolism
- lipid metabolism
- protein metabolism
B. General properties
- chemistry
- mechanism of action

VI. Nucleotides and Nucleic Acids (9%)
A. Metabolism of purines and pyrimidines
B. Chemistry
- structure
- properties
- function
C. DNA, RNA and protein
synthesis

VII. Vitamins and Minerals (16%)
A. Chemistry
- structure
- properties
- function
- coenzyme precursors
B. Nutritional concepts
- food sources
- absorption
- storage

VIII. Biochemical Energetics (9%)
A. Basic concepts
- high-energy phosphate compounds
- oxidation-reduction reac tions B. Krebs cycle C. Oxidative phosphorylation
- electron transport system

PATHOLOGY

I. Fundamentals of Pathology (21%)
A. Disease at the cellular level
B. Inflammation and repair
C. Neoplasia
D. Hemodynamic disorders

II. Genetic and Congenital Disorders (5%)
A. Chromosomal disorders
B. Inborn errors of metabolism
C. Congenital disorders

III. Disorders of the Immune System (6%)
A. Hypersensitivity reactions
B. Autoimmune diseases
C. Immunologic deficiencies

IV. Environmental & Nutritional Diseases (5%)

V Disorders of the Musculoskeletal System (18%)
A. Bone
B. Joint
C. Muscle

VI. Disorders of the Nervous System (10%)
A. Central nervous system
B. Peripheral nervous system

VII. Diseases of the Organ Systems (35%)
A. Cardiovascular
B. Gastrointestinal
C. Respiratory
D. Genitourinary
E. Endocrine
F Hemopoietic

MICROBIOLOGY AND PUBLIC HEALTH

I. Principles of Microbiology (14%)
A. History
B. Microbial structures and
functions
C. Systematic medical micro biology - morphology
- cultures
- biochemical character istics - resistance
- microbial genetics
- antigenicity
- pathogenicity

II. Communicable and Infectious Diseases (44%)
A. Bacteria, Chlamydia, Rickettsia and Mycoplasma
B. Viruses and prions
C. Fungi
D. Parasites

III. Epidemiology and Disease Management (14%)
A. Health agencies and parameters used by epidemiologists
B. Reservoirs of infection and modes of transmission
C. Prevention and control
D. Emerging diseases
E. Morbidity and mortality

IV. Environmental Health (10%)
A. Community health (food, milk, and water quality)
B. Occupational health
C. Pollution (solid waste, water and air)

V. Immunology(18%)
A. Types of immunity
B. Cells of the immune system
C. Antigens, antibodies and complement
D. Immunization
E. Assessment of immune responses (serology)