001 Introduction - Introduction to Clinical Surgery Lectures

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The introduction to a lecture series on an introduction to clinical surgery. It has been devised with medical students in mind.

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001 Introduction - Introduction to Clinical Surgery Lectures

  1. 1. Introduction to Clinical Surgery Nick Harvey
  2. 2. Aim of these lectures <ul><li>Systematic and structured introduction to history taking and clinical examination </li></ul><ul><li>To cover history and examination in all of the important general surgical problems which are sometimes ‘missed’ on an attachment </li></ul><ul><li>Develop the skill of interpreting patient’s symptoms and signs into a diagnosis </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a basic understanding of the common surgical conditions </li></ul>
  3. 3. History <ul><li>Demographics (name, age, gender, occupation) </li></ul><ul><li>Presenting Complaint </li></ul><ul><li>History of Presenting Complaint </li></ul><ul><li>Past Medical History </li></ul><ul><li>Drug History </li></ul><ul><li>Family History </li></ul><ul><li>Social History (alcohol, smoking, mobility, accommodation) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Examination <ul><li>General Examination </li></ul><ul><li>Local Examination </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inspection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Palpation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Percussion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Auscultation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Special tests” </li></ul></ul>

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