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Clinical Examination Essentials An Introduction to Clinical Skills 4th Edition

Clinical Examination Essentials An Introduction to Clinical Skills 4th Edition

Medicine is a profession that requires an understanding of and an aptitude for science, but also has strong historical and current links to the humanities, and a need to be an excellent and compassionate communicator.The education and training needed to develop these skills is complex and requires aptitude and dedication from students and trainees.

Clinical Examination Essentials An Introduction to Clinical Skills 4th Edition, provides a how-to guide to support the next generation of doctors, is an essential toolkit for the doctor in training like in mrcp and usmle. Learning clinical skills is the beginning of a fulfilling and wonderful career as a medical professional. These days, being a doctor can be tough, as the increasing needs of patients with multiple problems become more difficult to deal with and the rapid expansion of medical knowledge is more difficult to keep up with.

 Clinical Examination Essentials An Introduction to Clinical Skills 4th Edition

it has been written to assist medical students to begin their clinical journey and attain competence in history taking and physical examination. We have also included material that more experienced medical students will want to refer to again and again as they practise their clinical skills and prepare for their barrier clinical examinations.

This ebook sets out approaches to history taking and examination techniques for those students learning these skills for the first time as well as for those revising before their clinical exams. The book is meant to be a guide and it is important that you develop your own approach.

Author have included examination hint boxes throughout the text. These emphasise particular points likely to be useful during the OSCEs (objective structured clinical examinations) and other examinations. The book is not a substitute for hard work on the wards: to become competent, you must talk to and examine as many patients as possible during your clinical rotations.

You will learn most from your interactions with patients. There is no single correct way to assess patients on the wards or during clinical exams but there are obvious mistakes to avoid and techniques that work, as we point out in the pages that follow.

Clinical Examination Essentials An Introduction to Clinical Skills 4th Edition
Clinical Examination Essentials An Introduction to Clinical Skills 4th Edition

Clinical Examination Essentials An Introduction to Clinical Skills 4th Edition content

  • Hint Boxes present handy information which assists students and junior doctors in correctly diagnosing patients, e.g. A cough of recent origin, particularly if associated with fever and other symptoms of respiratory tract infection, may be due to acute bronchitis or pneumonia
  • Question Boxes provide a checklist of questions which students as examiners should pose to patients to enable them to correctly identify the presenting symptoms required for an accurate diagnosis, e.g. Are you breathless at rest? On lying down? (Orthopnoea)
  • The EOSCE hints panel at the end of each chapter provides practice OSCE-style scenarios and answers to test all skills required for the OSCEs
  • A combination of clinical photographs and anatomical line drawings is a distinct improvement in this new edition. The clinical photographs represent real-life clinical signs, which students have to recognize when examining a patient.
  • The interactive features available in the Student Consult eBook will enable students and trainees to gain a deeper learning experience.
 Clinical Examination: A Systematic Guide to Physical Diagnosis, provides greater detail for more senior students and graduates. The journey here is as important as the end result, so please enjoy it. We wish you every success!

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