Clinical skills for medical students: a hands–on guide
- By: Andrew Moscrop
There is a new contender in the fight for a place in your white coat pocket. Comprehensive and comprehensible, Clinical skills for medical students describes the procedure for examining each of the five major systems: cardiovascular, respiratory, alimentary, musculoskeletal, and nervous. The accompanying illustrations are not great, but they are usefully incorporated into the text on the appropriate page, so the reader never faces the frustration of flipping repeatedly from cover to cover in search of an elusive “figure X.” There are boxed sections containing essential learning points, tips on techniques, and acronyms to aid learning. And within its 140 odd pages, this book contains more bullet points than the opening sequence of the A team.
So far, so good, but much of the above is true of many other texts on clinical examination: what sets this one apart?
For one thing, Clinical skills for medical students goes beyond being