A.C.E.S. for P.A.C.E.S.: Advanced Clinical Evaluation System for Practical Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills

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aces for paces, 2005 - Medical - 621 pages
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A.C.E.S for P.A.C.E.S. is a book on clinical skills for doctors attempting the M.R.C.P. P.A.C.E.S examination. It is also suitable for undergraduates, postgraduates and practicing clinicians. The book analyses the M.R.C.P P.A.C.E.S examination .It then analyses the principles of clinical methods, describes techniques in detail and gives relevant findings and their causes. In More Detail: A.C.E.S for P.A.C.E.S. starts off with a short discussion of examinations in general and then discusses the M.R.C.P P.A.C.E.S. examination in detail. The next part of the book is an analysis and then a discussion of clinical skills followed by a general outline on how one should approach the development of clinical skills. A detailed discussion of the organ systems follows with a chapter dedicated to each system. Each chapter is divided into three sections. Initially there is a detailed description of clinical method. Next there is an outline of the common conditions that may occur in relation to each system. The final section of each chapter contains a description of clinical findings and the conditions in which they occur. The approach taken by this book is a description of the findings that may occur at each step of the clinical encounter. The last chapter discusses communication and ethics. This chapter begins with an analysis of the way in which candidates are assessed at examinations. It then analyses communication and ethics and describes a method of communication. An appendix is included which gives a summary of history taking and examination techniques for each system.
 

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Contents

The PACES Examination Chapter 2 Clinical Skills
9
Diagnosis
15
History Taking
21
Physical Examination
27
Regional Examination
33
Examination of Systems
43
The Endocrine and Metabolic System
45
The Integumental System
105
The Digestive System
269
The Kidneys and Urinary System
311
The Reproductive and Genital System
337
The Haematological System
359
The Central Nervous System
393
The Locomotor System
525
Communication and Ethics
567
Appendix Summary of History Taking and Physical Examination
583

The Cardiovascular System
157
The Respiratory System
227

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