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Clinical History Taking & Physical Examination

Duration: 3 Days - Start Time: 09:15 End Time: 16:30 - CPD Hours: 24 - Price: £450.00

A list of available dates can be found at the foot of this page.

Course Overview

Develop confidence in taking a detailed clinical history and an understanding of the correct examination techniques of each of the systems covered.

The course will appeal to nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals.


"A very informative and enjoyable course, packed with information and hands on experience." 

"A real confidence builder - a logical, structured approach to clinical assessment." 

"A very rewarding and enjoyable experience. I can't wait to put knowledge gained into practice and recommend this course to anyone who believes learning should be fun!"  

Past course delegates

Course Content

Documentation and record keeping
Taking a history, demonstration and practice
Questioning technique, past medical history; social history
General observations: Mental state; hands; head & neck
Examination of: eyes; mouth; sinuses; ears, throat and neck
Demonstration and practice
Systems - cardiovascular & respiratory
Cardiac examination - demonstration & practice
Chest pain: heart sounds, changes associated with ageing:
Common cardiovascular conditions
Respiratory examination - demonstration & practice
History; respiratory sounds, percussion and auscultation
Common lung abnormalities
Systems - Abdominal examination demonstration and practice
Abdominal pain, history, palpation; percussion, auscultation; an overview of abdominal conditions
Theory and revision of the genito-urinary tract (male and female) and endocrine system
Nervous system: neurological examination: demonstration and practice
The limbs and trunk: tone and power; sensation and coordination; reflexes
Locomotor system: examination: demonstration and practice
Joint dysfunction; muscle dysfunction
Legal and professional consideration

Course Aims and Outcomes

  • Understand the principles of correct health examination and social history taking
  • Gain confidence in performing a detailed 'head to toe' physical examination

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M&K Update Ltd, The Old Bakery, St Johns Steet, Keswick, Cumbria, CAI2 5AS.

Tel: 017687 73030
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