History taking and examination skills are vitally important in everyday practice. They are examined at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum and are constantly monitored at a postgraduate level. To become proficient in history taking, key questions should be asked to quickly understand the exact nature of the illness.
This invaluable guide specifies the questions required for a focused history and details the key components of the ideal examination, resulting in the development of clinical skills that are timely, comprehensive, relevant and succinct.
Clearly laid out and easy-to-read, The Practical Pocket Guide to History Taking and Clinical Examination is highly recommended for medical students and junior doctors wanting a practical, quick reference to aid confidence and develop excellent clinical consultation skills. It is also ideal as an aide-mémoire for exam preparation.
Table of Contents
General history and examination. Cardiovascular. Respiratory. Gastrointestinal. Endocrinology. Haematology. Renal. Neurology. Ear, nose and throat. Ophthalmology. Genitourinary. Gynaecology. Musculoskeletal. Skin, nails and hair. Psychiatry. Appendix 1 - Specific tests, scales and examinations.