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1 Examination of the cardiovascular system 1
2 Examination of the respiratory system 13
3 Examination of the gastrointestinal system 21
4 Examination of the genitourinary system 35
5 Examination of the neurological system – cranial nerves 41
6 Examination of the neurological system – upper limb 47
7 Examination of the neurological system – lower limb 55
8 Examination of musculoskeletal system – the hands 63
9 Examination of the musculoskeletal system – the shoulder 71
10 Examination of the musculoskeletal system – the knee 79
11 Examination of the musculoskeletal system – the hip 85
12 Examination of the peripheral arterial system 91
13 Examination of the peripheral venous system 99
14 Examination of the neck 107
15 Examination of the breast 113
Medical students encounter many challenges on their path to success, from managing their time, applying theory to practice, and passing exams. The Medical Student Survival Skills series helps medical students navigate core subjects of the curriculum, providing accessible, short reference guides for OSCE preparation and hospital placements. These guides are the perfect tool for achieving clinical success.
Medical Student Survival Skills: Clinical Examination provides step-by-step guidance on the physical evaluation of the body and its functions. This portable and concise guide leads readers through each component of a clinical examination, including cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal and peripheral arterial and venous system exams. OSCE key learning points, exam preparation lists, practical tips, website access for videos and OSCE checklists help medical students and junior doctors efficiently perform a clinical examination.
• Philip Jevon is Honorary Clinical Lecturer at Birmingham Medical School and Academy Manager/Tutor, Walsall Teaching Academy, Manor Hospital, Walsall, UK.
• Elliot Epstein is Consultant Physician, Senior Academy Tutor, Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, Manor Hospital, Walsall, UK.
• Sarah Mensforth is SpR in GU Medicine (West Midlands); Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, Manor Hospital, Walsall, UK.
• Caroline MacMahon is SpR in Obstetrics & Gynaecology (West Midlands); Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, Manor Hospital, Walsall, UK.