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Clinical Skills

Second Edition

Edited by T. A. Roper

January 2014

ISBN: 9780199574926

576 pages
Paperback
246x189mm

In Stock

Price: £43.49

Clinical Skills, Second Edition is a comprehensive, practical guide to the art of history taking and examination. Heavily illustrated and packed with sage advice, this textbook is essential reading for medical students preparing for OSCEs and beyond.

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Clinical Skills, Second Edition is a comprehensive, practical guide to the art of history taking and examination. Heavily illustrated and packed with sage advice, this textbook is essential reading for medical students preparing for OSCEs and beyond.

  • Provides user-friendly, systematic approach to the three areas of clinical skills: examination, history taking, and interpretation of results
  • Includes revision questions, OSCE preparation tips throughout, and example examination routines
  • Heavily illustrated with photographs and line drawings to aid understanding of core and advanced examination techniques
  • Practical, friendly, and a clear writing style that demystifies even the most daunting procedures

New to this edition

  • Brand new chapters on examining children, examining the genitourinary system, and preparing for finals
  • Additional photographs and line drawings of examination techniques, signs, and symptoms
  • Revamped structure and design make this text even easier to navigate than ever before

About the Author(s)

Edited by T. A. Roper, Consultant Geriatrician, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust, UK

T. A. Roper is a Consultant Geriatrician with Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust.

Table of Contents

    1:Introduction, T. A. Roper and Niall Cox
    2:Clinical settings, T. A. Roper
    3:Core aspects of history taking, T. A. Roper and Niall Cox
    4:Cardiovascular system, N. Cox
    5:Respiratory system, Niall Cox
    6:Neurological examination, Richard Gale, Anita Sainsbury, Aravamuthan Sreedharan and T. A. Roper
    7:Abdominal examination, T. A. Roper
    8:Rectal examination, T. A. Roper
    9:Genitourinary system, Helen Parker-Bray, Sian Griffiths, Jan Clark and Harriet Wallace
    10:Breast examination, Keiran Horgan and T. A. Roper
    11:Neck examination, T. A. Roper
    12:Joints, Chris Gale and T. A. Roper
    13:Spot diagnosis, T. A. Roper
    14:Examination of the child, Nicola Holme, Ruchi Gulati, Chakrapani Vasudevan, Catriona McKeating and Amanda Peacock
    15:Chest x-ray, Chris Gale
    16:Finals, Harveer Dev and James Masters

Reviews

Review from previous edition This book tells you what is important and what one should most concentrate on... precisely the sort of guidance every clinical student looks for... I greatly liked what I saw and read. - Mark O'Shea, Medical Student, Nottingham

Excellent. A clearly written book that provides exactly what is needed on the wards as a clinical student....Loved the style of writing... it is a winner. - Richard Duggan, Medical Student, Newcastle

Student-friendly language avoiding jargon, and with a practical approach with good emphasis on presentation and exam technique. - Alan Cheung, Medical Student, University College London

It looks excellent and is very readable... Phonetic spellings are an excellent touch and I cannot believe every book does not include them. Every student lives in fear of mispronouncing a word... the case histories are well constructed... these would give me more confidence in diagnosing signs and symptoms. - Nicholas Hoque, Medical Student, Imperial College

The book explains everything with simplicity and even the Jugular Venous Pressure appears doable after a read of the chapter on the cardiovascular system. I especially liked the explanation of all the abbreviations used in medical notes. Practical information like this separates the book from others and after having read numerous clinical skills books during Phase 1, this is by far my favourite. ... this book is the best of its kind available. - Louise Murphy,(phase 3) Cambridge Medical Journal

The book feels as though you are at the bedside being taught by a doctor. - Nicole Ward, Medical Student, Manchester