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.
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.