"This is about the best OSCE preparation book available." Doody's, summer 2016
Essential Examination has been comprehensively revised and new sections added:
Neonatal - the 'baby check'
Digital rectal examination
Foot and ankle
Critically ill patient
The new edition retains the unique format and approach of the original.
Clear, step-by-step guides to each examination, including useful things to say to the patient (or an examiner), detailed descriptions of special tests, etc.
In a separate column is a collection of key information: potential findings, differential diagnoses of clinical signs and practical tips.
On the following pages there are facts relating to that particular examination and, in many sections, there are also tips on how to present your findings succinctly - a skill which is crucial to master for exam success.
If you are learning how to examine patients, or preparing for an OSCE, then you need Essential Examination!
Student thoughts on the second edition:
is an absolute must for any final year."
"I LOVE this
book - it has all the key examinations with each fitting on a single double
preparation for OSCEs. Learn to do these steps within the time limits and you
"Pretty much THE essential textbook for clinical
examinations for all medical students."