Case-based learning is a fundamental part of teaching at medical school because it links theory to practice. Case-Based Discussions in Medicine is designed to help prepare students for clinical practice by working through real-life patient histories.
All cases are presented in a consistent style, and cover:
- History of presenting complaint
- Examination and interpretation
- Differential diagnoses
- Diagnosis and management
Each case concludes with background information covering the pathophysiology, diagnostic criteria and clinical guidelines.
The book is an essential study companion for medical students and foundation doctors which will help you:
- become proficient at writing up a patient’s history and examination findings
- improve your clinical decision-making and patient management
- build your clinical knowledge
Taken together, the cases will give confidence in dealing with common medical and surgical conditions and emergencies.
From back pain and breathlessness to post-partum psychosis, via abdominal pain and jaundice, placenta praevia, and alcoholic liver disease, the book guides you through common cases in medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics and psychiatry.