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Making Sense of Clinical Examination of the Adult Patient

A Hands on Guide

Douglas Model



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Hodder Arnold
27 October 2006
Series: Making Sense of
The ability to record an accurate and complete patient history, and to examine the patient appropriately in response to the history described, are fundamental skills that all student doctors need to acquire at an early stage in training.

'Making Sense of Clinical Examination of the Adult Patient' provides invaluable 'hands-on' guidance for medical students and junior doctors when presented with a new patient. Written from a very practical standpoint, Dr Douglas Model shares his extensive experience of teaching this subject. Real life scenarios are interspersed throughout the text.

On reading 'Making Sense of Clinical Examination of the Adult Patient', the reader is given: practical advice on recording all aspects of a patient's history, including the present complaint, past medical history, and family history; and detailed guidance on performing an examination of each body system.
By:   Douglas Model
Imprint:   Hodder Arnold
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   431g
ISBN:   9780340928240
ISBN 10:   0340928247
Series:   Making Sense of
Pages:   312
Publication Date:   27 October 2006
Audience:   College/higher education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Preface Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations 1. Practical considerations 2. Clinical thinking and the diagnostic process 3. History-taking 4. General appearance of the patient 5. Vital signs 6. Head, nose, ears, mouth and neck 7. Cardiovascular system 8. Peripheral vascular system 9. Respiratory system 10. Abdominal system 11. Mental status examination 12. Cranial nerves 13. Motor system 14. Sensory system 15. Unconscious patient 16. Musculoskeletal system 17. Breasts and axillae 18. Female genitalia and rectum 19. Male genitalia and rectum Conclusion and further reading Index

Dr Douglas Model BSc (Physiology) FRCP is a visiting lecturer at the American University of the Caribbean and was formerly a Consultant Physician at the Eastbourne District General Hospital, Eastbourne, UK.

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