Fifty years since it was first published and now fully revised, Macleod’s remains the textbook of choice for medical students, junior doctors, nurses and allied health practitioners who understand that excellence in clinical examination is integral to good practice.
The fifteenth edition will teach you how to take a history and carry out proficient clinical examination, in order to elicit the key clinical symptoms and signs of disease. It covers general principles, relevant history, examination and investigations for all the major body systems – and how to effectively apply these skills to specific clinical situations and prepare for assessment.
Macleod’s Clinical Examination is enhanced with 32 supplementary videos demonstrating key clinical examination routines described in the book, many new and revised for this edition in line with latest guidance and best practice.
- Primarily focused on the practical skills required by medical students and early career stage clinicians
- Explains the physical basis of clinical signs to aid understanding
- Introduces the formulation of a differential diagnosis
- Provides logical initial investigations for each body system
- Enhanced sections on adapting skills to particular situations, including the challenges of remote consultation and infection control
- Updated text and images, to ensure the content is relevant to a diverse readership and patient population
- Latest clinical decision-making models to aid the learner’s diagnostic reasoning
- 8 brand new videos produced especially for this edition covering:
- Obstetric examination
- Gynaecological examination
- Assessment of fluid balance
- Examination of the hand and wrist
- Examination of the foot and ankle
- Examination of the neck
- Examination of the foot in diabetes and peripheral vascular disease
- The timed up and go test
2 General aspects of history taking
3 General aspects of examination
4 The cardiovascular system
5 The respiratory system
6 The gastrointestinal system
7 The nervous system
8 The visual system
9 The ear, nose and throat
10 The endocrine system
11 The reproductive system
12 The renal system
13 The musculoskeletal system
14 The skin, hair and nails
15 Babies and children
16 Patients with mental illness and learning disability
17 The frail patient
18 The deteriorating patient
19 The dying patient
20 Reaching and communicating a diagnosis
21 Adapting skills for practice
22 Preparing for assessment
Medical Students - training to be effective doctors
Junior doctors - studying for postgraduate examinations including MRCP (UK) PACES.
Nurse practitioners - both in primary and secondary care involved in patient assessment and management.
Paramedics and ambulance workers - required to know how to examine patients and take a history from them.