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Table of Contents

Part I:
History Taking.
Introduction to history taking.
The History.
Presenting Problems: Cardiovascular System.
Presenting Problems: Respiratory System.
Presenting Problems: Abdominal.
Presenting Problems: Nervous System.
Presenting Problems in Paediatric Patients
Presenting Problems in Psychiatric Patients
Presenting Problems: Locomotor System
Presenting Problems: Endocrine System.
Part II:
Examination: Introduction.
Cardiovascular Examination.
Respiratory Examination.
Abdominal Examination.
Obstetric and Gynaecological Examination.
Surgical Examination.
Neurological Examination.
Endocrine Examination.
Reticuloendothelial Examination.
Breast Examination.
Locomotor Examination.
Ophthalmic Examination.
Writing medical notes.
Further investigations.
Part III:
Self assessment.


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About the author

John Brain

Affiliations and Expertise

Academic Foundation Trainee in Transplantation and Honorary Research Associate, Institute of Cellular Medicine/Newcastle Hospitals Foundation Trust, Newcastle Medical School, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK