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General Practice Cases at a Glance

General Practice Cases at a Glance

Carol Cooper, Martin Block

ISBN: 978-1-119-04378-2

Jul 2016, Wiley-Blackwell

120 pages

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General Practice Cases at a Glance is a workbook of clinical scenarios, ideal for those working in general practice, on their GP rotations, or looking to improve their history-taking, diagnostic and management planning skills. Written by practising teaching GPs, it provides an accessible overview of the richness and complexity of general practice.

With 50 engaging consultations, covering all age ranges and a broad spread of clinical areas, each symptom-based chapter begins with the clinical presentation of a patient, before going on to uncover the full history and examination. As you work through each true-to-life case, there are red flag symptoms, useful charts and tables, and further resources to deepen your knowledge.

General Practice Cases at a Glance:

  • Is suitable for clinical students, Foundation doctors, and those preparing for the MRCGP's CSA
  • Includes 50 case scenarios from across the medical spectrum, from mental health and paediatrics to musculoskeletal and ENT medicine
  • Is comprehensively illustrated
  • Features current clinical guidelines, and charts and tables to accompany each case
  • Is the companion volume to General Practice at a Glance, ISBN 978-0-470-65551-1, (Awarded First Prize in the Primary health care category at the 2013 BMA Medical Book Awards) but is also a stand-alone resource

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Part 1: Introduction

1 The consultation

2 Clinical reasoning to reach a diagnosis

Part 2: Cases

1 My baby is burning up

2 I need something for hay fever

3 I can’t seem to shift this cough

4 My knee is very bad

5 I have migraine

6 I’ve come for my flu jab

7 He’s a little terror

8 I’ve got a problem with my shoulder

9 I can’t believe how much weight I’ve put on

10 It’s my back passage

11 I am pregnant again

12 My baby has an upset tummy

13 My ear really hurts

14 I’m worried about my drinking

15 She cries all the time

16 I need something to help me sleep

17 My eye hurts

18 I think I should get this prostate test, doctor

19 I can’t live with this pain much longer

20 I’ve got a red eye

21 I’m fed up with my spots

22 I’ve come for the results of my blood tests

23 I’d like to talk to you about HRT

24 I’ve got a bit of a discharge

25 I’m feeling tired and woozy

26 I think I need to get my blood pressure checked

27 Well, I’m pregnant

28 I’ve been feeling short of breath

29 She’s coughing non-stop

30 I’m worried about my memory

31 I’ve got this pain in my chest, Doctor

32 I’ve been having terrible stomach cramps

33 I’m concerned this mole has been growing

34 I seem to have lost weight

35 I’m worried about my erection

36 I think the cancer has got me

37 I’m all over the place these days

38 She’s had tummy ache for two days

39 I don’t want to have my period when I am on holiday

40 It’s my leg

41 I’m having terrible diarrhoea

42 The nurse did my diabetes check last week. I’m here for the results

43 My skin is really itchy

44 Doctor, I’m just feeling really down

45 I’ve got a really bad burning in my stomach

46 I want to talk about my risk of Breast Cancer

47 I‘ve got a terrible back ache

48 I’d like antibiotics please

49 I’m tired all the time

50 I’m worried about this lump, doctor

List of Abbreviations

Index of cases by specialty


"The more clinical cases one studies, the better the critical skills one develops in learning how to approach the numerous complaints one may encounter, along with developing the understanding that there can be many presentations of a common diagnosis. This books adds a number of cases to help this development." (Doody Enterprises 2016)