Introduces communication skills related to obtaining a comprehensive medical history. Also covers the techniques required in performing a thorough and technically correct physical examination. Forms and descriptive language used to compile reports are utilized. Though the course emphasizes normal and typical findings on examination, selected normal variants and abnormal findings are reviewed. In addition to the adult physical examination, specific aspects of a comprehensive neurological, neonatal/pediatric, geriatric and obstetric examination are included. Fall semester.
Teacher: Michelle Buller