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.

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