Clinical Medicine: A Clerking Companion

Paperback | May 7, 2011

byDavid Randall, Adam Feather

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Students starting on the wards are often bewildered at their role and unable to make the most of the learning opportunities presented to them. Clinical Medicine: A Clerking Companion is written for inexperienced clinical students, and helps them to use their patients to learn medicine. Atheart, it is a workbook that students can use whilst on the wards, that provides students with a framework for approaching patients with a range of common conditions. It is a 'friend over the shoulder' - guiding students through history taking and medical examination, and then evaluating thepatient's current condition and their future management. It is also a self-directed learning portfolio, helping students to assess their progress by seeing where they are lacking clinical exposure. The book's introduction explains how to use it to make the most of time spent on the wards - how to interview and examine patients, how to use the book in recording findings, and then how to present patients to doctors. It emphasises the importance of anonymising patient information and ensuringpatient consent before interviewing and examining them. The book goes on to cover around 50 common medical and surgical problems. Each chapter (for instance 'cardiology') begins with an introductory section offering basic approaches to the symptoms, signs, skills and investigations encountered inthat specialty. The subsequent clerking proformas provide a guided framework for students to follow when working with their patients. A set of questions then helps students explore the topic in more detail - sending them back to their textbooks to read about what they have seen and understand thescience underlying it. The Online Resource Centre to accompany Clinical Medicine: A Clerking Companion features dynamic, annotated figures and PDFs of the proformas in the book, available to download.

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Students starting on the wards are often bewildered at their role and unable to make the most of the learning opportunities presented to them. Clinical Medicine: A Clerking Companion is written for inexperienced clinical students, and helps them to use their patients to learn medicine. Atheart, it is a workbook that students can use wh...

David Randall studied medicine at Peterhouse, Cambridge, and then at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry. He then completed an academic foundation programme specialising in medical education and is now working as a junior doctor in general medicine at Queen's Hospital, Romford. Adam Feather is Senior Lecturer in Medic...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 11.69 × 8.27 × 0.07 inPublished:May 7, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199574375

ISBN - 13:9780199574377

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Introduction2. How to use this book3. Recognising the sick patient4. History taking5. Examination6. Forming an impression7. How to present patients8. Writing in patients' notes9. Prescibing skills10. Glossary11. Table of normal valuesChapter 1: Cardiology1. Introduction to Cardiology2. Acute coronary syndrome3. Myocardial infarction and secondary prevention4. Heart failure5. Dysrhythmias6. Valvular and structural heart disease7. Syncope and fallsChapter 2: Respiratory medicine1. Introduction to respiratory medicine2. Athsma3. COPD4. DVT and PE5. Pneumnia6. Lung cancer7. Pneumthorax8. Tuberculosis9. Interstitial lung diseaseChapter 3: Gastroeneterology1. Introduction to gastroenterology2. Upper GI bleeding3. Gastric and oesophageal cancer4. Acute hepatitis5. Chronic liver disease6. Inflammatory bowel diseaseChapter 4: Renal medicine1. Introduction to renal medicine2. Acute kidney injury3. Chronic kidney disease4. UTI and pyelonephritisChapter 5: Endocrinology1. Introduction to endocrinology2. Hyperglycaemic emergencies3. The diabetic review4. Thyroid disease5. Steroid diseaseChapter 6: Neurology1. Introduction to neurology2. Stroke and TIAs3. Acute confusion4. Seizures5. Headache6. Spinal and peripheral nerve lesions7. Parkinson's diseaseChapter 7: Multisystem diseases1. Introduction to multisystem diseases2. Acute arthritis3. Anaemia4. Haematological malignacies5. HIV and AIDS6. Skin ulcers7. Tropical diseasesChapter 8: Surgery1. Introduction to surgery2. Acute abdominal pain3. Intestinal obstruction4. Pancreatitis5. Hernias6. Colorectal carcinoma7. Lumps and bumps8. Breast cancer9. Peripheral vascular disease10. Haematuria11. Prostate disease12. Trauma

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"I wish I'd had this book in my 1st year! A wonderful concept and unique idea." --Caroline Rance, 4th Year Medical Student, Southampton University