Clinical Medicine

Clinical Medicine

Clinical Medicine

Featuring updated content throughout, this new edition of Clinical Medicine Lecture Notes is a concise guide to both history taking and examination, and to the essentials of clinical medicine on a system-by-system basis. The text is divided into two sections, with part one exploring communication and physical examination techniques, supported by the core knowledge required for assessing and diagnosing diseases in the main systems of the body. The second part of the text covers a range of common diseases, although accounts of rare conditions are also given. The level of information provided will equip junior clinicians with the necessary knowledge required to succeed in any clinical situation. A concise approach that contains all that medical students and junior doctors need to know, covering both the clinical approach and the essential background knowledge Summary and evidence-based medicine boxes to assist revision and learning Includes OSCE exam summaries Fully updated content throughout, with full colour illustrations and photographs Whether you need to develop your knowledge for clinical practice, or refresh that knowledge in the run up to examinations, Clinical Medicine Lecture Notes will help foster a systematic approach to the clinical situation for all medical students and junior doctors.

The Social Basis of Medicine

The Social Basis of Medicine

The Social Basis of Medicine

Following the GMC’s call for greater social and behavioural science input into undergraduate medical education, this brand new title in the Lecture Notes series provides an understanding of how education, social class, family, economics and occupational circumstances, as well as cultural and ethnic influences, shape patients and health professionals alike. A deeper appreciation and understanding of these issues can have a positive effect on clinical diagnosis and practice. Emphasising clinical relevance at all times, the book features photographs and line drawings to illustrate key points, and case studies that provide real-life illustrations of the points discussed. It also contains 'points of view' boxes which encourage critical thinking and challenge the reader to come up with their own explanations for the phenomena described. Lecture Notes: The Social Basis of Medicine provides information and materials useful not only for undergraduate medical students, but also for recently graduated and practising doctors who wish to have a greater understanding of, and to develop their skills in, this area.

Understanding Medical Education

Understanding Medical Education

Understanding Medical Education

For the first time in a single core textbook, the Association for the Study of Medical Education presents a complete and authoritative guide to medical education. Written by leading experts in the field, Understanding Medical Education provides a comprehensive resource of the theoretical and academic bases to modern medical education practice. This accessible and timely reference is designed to meet the needs of all those working in medical education from undergraduate education through postgraduate training to continuing professional development. As well as providing practical guidance for clinicians, teachers and researchers, Understanding Medical Education will prove an invaluable resource to those studying at certificate, diploma or masters level and a first ‘port-of-call’ for anyone engaged in medical education as an academic discipline. Exploring medical education in all its diversity and containing all you need in one place, Understanding Medical Education is the ideal reference not only for medical educators, but for anyone involved in the development of healthcare professionals, in whatever discipline wherever they are in the world. An on-line edition of the complete book, together with individual chapter downloads, are available at www.wileymedicaleducation.com Understanding Medical Education has been brought together and edited by Professor Tim Swanwick, Director of Professional Development in the London Deanery, Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Education and Visiting Professor of Medical Education at the University of Bedfordshire.

Essential Notes for Medical and Surgical Finals

Essential Notes for Medical and Surgical Finals

Essential Notes for Medical and Surgical Finals

Covering both Medicine and Surgery, this book is the essential revision companion for all medical students and a valuable source of knowledge for junior doctors at all stages of their training. It is useful both in the early preparatory phase of revision as well as for last minute cramming, and for use on the wards.This book divides the medical and surgical curricula into over twenty key sections and concisely covers the relevant information for each, including definitions, aetiology, key clinical features, investigations, and management. Examinations for undergraduate medical students and at postgraduate level can take a number of forms, including Multiple Choice and Extended Matching Questions, Single Best Answers, Short Notes, Vivas and OSCEs. The book provides the necessary information to tackle all these exam formats successfully, as well as to manage each topic competently should it arise in clinical practice.