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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.


"Fabulous course. I learnt so much which I can put into practice. Highly recommended!" 

"Most enjoyable, highly recommended course!" 

"One of the best study days I have attended in years!"  

Past course delegates, July 2016

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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