Hutchison's Clinical Methods

An Integrated Approach to Clinical Practice With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access

Hutchison’s Clinical Methods, first published over a century ago, is the classic textbook on clinical skills. It provides an outstanding source of learning and reference for undergraduate medical students and postgraduate doctors. It seeks to teach an integrated approach to clinical practice, so that new methods and investigations are grafted onto established patterns of clinical practice, rather than added on as something extra. The text is organised so that both system-related and problem-oriented chapters are included. Particular emphasis is placed on the importance of the doctor-patient relationship, the essential skills needed for clinical examination, and for planning the appropriate choice of investigations in diagnosis and management.

Medical students, Foundation and trainee doctors, MRCP candidates.

Paperback, 488 Pages

Published: May 2012

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-7020-4092-4


  • Section 1 General patient assessment

    • Doctor and patient: General principles of history taking
    • General patient examination and differential diagnosis
    • Ethical considerations

    Section 2 Assessment in Particular Patient Groups

    • Women
    • Children and adolescents
    • Older people
    • Psychiatric assessment
    • Patients presenting as emergencies
    • Patients in pain

    Section 3 Basic systems

    • Respiratory system
    • Cardiovascular system
    • Gastrointestinal system
    • Locomotor system
    • Nervous system

    Section 4 Clinical specialties

    • Skin, nails and hair
    • Endocrine disorders
    • Diabetic and other metabolic disorders
    • Kidneys and urinary tract
    • Eyes
    • Ear, nose and throat
    • Sexually transmitted infections


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