Overview

This Instructor's Manual to Accompany Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking, 8th Edition, provides a course outline that will help you teach students the essential clinical skills of history taking and physical examination. The physical examination course is often the only point in the curriculum in which time is dedicated to student mastery of these essential skills.

This course requires a high level of interaction between teacher and student. Therefore, you should expect students to prepare for each workshop by reading the assigned chapter in the Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking, 8th Edition, before coming to class. They should bring the textbook with them to class as an aid and reference for the techniques being taught each day. At the end of each workshop, students find it helpful to give a brief oral presentation and practice the vocabulary needed to describe the regional examination findings of a healthy person. Also, to reinforce their learning, students submit a written version of that day's regional examination to you within 24 hours. COURSE GOALS

The goals of a course on physical examination and history taking are as follows:

• Organize information gathered from effective patient-centered interviews into a standard written format integrating health history and psychosocial data and perspectives.

• Acquire psychomotor skills to conduct a complete physical examination on adult and pediatric patients.

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