How to use this book.
Part 1 Basics.
Setting the context.
Approach to the patient.
Part 2 Cases.
Case 1 A 40-year-old female smoker with a chest infection, 14.
Case 2 A 9-year-old asthmatic child.
Case 3 A 27-year-old woman with a headache.
Case 4 A 76-year-old man who has been in hospital.
Case 5 A 23-year-old man with a red eye.
Case 6 A 5-year-old child with earache.
Case 7 A 20-year-old woman with a sore throat.
Case 8 A 35-year-old man with back pain.
Case 9 A 62-year-old woman with a painful shoulder.
Case 10 A 35-year-old woman with knee pain.
Case 11 A 78-year-old male with rash on trunk.
Case 12 A 2-year-old boy with a rash.
Case 13 A 17-year-old man with rash and fever.
Case 14 A 46-year-old man with indigestion.
Case 15 An 8-year-old child with abdominal pain.
Case 16 A 26-year-old man with abdominal pain.
Case 17 A 78-year-old woman with bruising.
Case 18 A 38-year-old man with high blood pressure.
Case 19 An 80-year-old woman with funny turns.
Case 20 A 43-year-old man with ‘weakness’.
Case 21 A 23-year-old woman with panic attacks.
Case 22 A 24-year-old woman who feels abnormally tired.
Case 23 A 54-year-old woman with urinary frequency and hot sweats.
Case 24 A 19-year-old woman with vaginal discharge.
Case 25 A 34-year-old woman with 'funny periods'.
Case 26 A 15-year-old girl with a problem.
Case 27 A 27-year-old pregnant woman with backache and anaemia.
Case 28 A 42-year-old man with erectile dysfunction.
Case 29 A 64-year-old man with prostatism.
Case 30 An 82-year-old man with a cough.
Case 31 A 44-year-old man who wants a 'check-up'.
Case 32 A 49-year-old woman who feels exhausted.
Case 33 A 62-year-old woman who is breathless.
Case 34 A 10-year-old girl with abdominal pain and recurrent vaginal discharge.
Case 35 A 26-year-old woman with lower abdominal pain.
Case 36 A 17-year-old girl requesting contraception.
Part 3 Self-assessment.
Appendix: Additional information, schedules and normal values.
Index of cases by diagnosis.
- An excellent companion to this increasingly important area of the curriculum for all medical students
- Covers a broad range of real cases likely to present in primary care
- Offers excellent insight into the variety and day to day life of a General Practitioner
- Includes self-assessment to challenge students' knowledge