ANZCA Primary Recommended Texts

ANZCA publishes a list of ‘recommended texts’, which contain the answers to the exam questions. Many are available on the College Library website. For those who prefer physical books or for those texts not available online, they can be readily purchased online:


Anatomy for Anaesthetists

General Physiology and Pharmacology

Miller’s Anesthesia

Oh’s Intensive Care Manual

Clinical Pain Management Second Edition: Acute Pain

Foundations of Anesthesia: Basic Sciences for Clinical Practice

General Physiology

Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology

Ganong’s Review of Medical Physiology

Principles of Physiology for the Anaesthetist


West’s Respiratory Physiology: The Essentials

Nunn’s Applied Respiratory Physiology


Cardiovascular Physiology


Vanders Renal Physiology

Clinical Measurement, Equipment & Safety

Basic Physics & Measurement in Anaesthesia

Clinical Monitoring: Practical Applications for Anesthesia and Critical Care

The Physics, Clinical Measurement and Equipment of Anaesthetic Practice for the FRCA

A Practical Approach to Anesthesia Equipment

Essentials of Anaesthetic Equipment

General Pharmacology

Rang & Dale’s Pharmacology

Goodman and Gilman’s The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics

Basic and Clinical Pharmacology

Anaesthetic Pharmacology

Stoelting’s Anesthesia and Co-Existing Disease

Cousins and Bridenbaugh’s Neural Blockade in Clinical Anesthesia and Pain Medicine

Anesthetic Pharmacology: Basic Principles and Clinical Practice

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