Oxford Handbook of Clinical Examination & Practical Skills (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780199593972

James Thomas; Tanya M. Monaghan
772 ページ
Other format
105 x 183 mm
Oxford Medical Handbooks

Fully updated and revised for its second edition, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Examination and Practical Skills is the only truly comprehensive pocket guide to all aspects of history taking, physical examination, practical procedures, data interpretation, and communication skills. Packed with expert knowledge and practical guidance it gives realistic advice on coping with common situations. The handbook is structured to allow rapid reference of key information, and to aid understanding with concise and practical clinical guidance. Full colour throughout, it includes over 140 detailed photographs and diagrams of all common examination skills to show you exactly what you need to do and the theory, practice and complications for each. More photos have been included, with over half completely new and specially produced for this edition. Each system chapter covers applied anatomy, history, examination, and the presentation of common and important disorders. Data interpretation covers the basics of x-rays, ECGs and other key areas. A new chapter on the eyes is included along with the sections on body language and non-verbal communication, and the section on practical procedures has been expanded. This handbook will help to ensure you have the confidence and skill to carry out an 'A' grade examination every time.


1. Communication skills
2. The history
3. General and endocrine examination
4. Skin, hair and nails
5. The cardiovascular system
6. The respiratory system
7. The abdomen
8. The nervous system
9. The eyes
10. The locomotor system
11. The ear, nose and throat
12. The male reproductive system
13. The female reproductive system
14. The obstetric assessment
15. The breast
16. The psychiatric assessment
17. The paediatric assessment
18. Practical procedures
19. Clinical data interpretation
20. Other investigations


James Thomas, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham, UK; Tanya Monaghan, NIHR Nottingham Digestive Diseases Centre Biomedical Research Unit, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham, UK