University of Ioannina, PC 45110, Greece
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Objectives of the course: The course offers knowledge on taking medical history and performing physical examination in patients with pathology from different systems of the human body. Collaborative course between Department of Internal Medicine and Department of General Surgery.

Contents of the course: Clinical anatomy. History taking and communications skills. Basic principles of physical examination. Cutaneous and sub-cutaneous lesions and lumps. Physical examination of the lungs and the pleura. Clinical anatomy of the heart, recognition of the main murmurs and the physical signs of the most common valvular diseases. Physical examination of breast and signs of breast pathology. Physical signs of non surgical conditions of the abdomen. Physical signs of hernias. Acute abdomen. Physical examination of uro-genital system. Physical signs of vascular diseases. Physical examination of the central and peripheral nervous system muscles and joints. Physical signs of trauma.

Mode and outcomes of teaching: The course is taught in combination with clinical practice in small groups of medical students. The clinical practice takes places in patient's wards, in the department of General Surgery and the Department of Internal medicine, of the University hospital of Ioannina. At the end of the course the students should be able to take effectively medical history and to communicate with the patients in an efficient way. They should be also able to perform a complete physical examination and to make differential diagnosis for diseases in different system of the human body with emphasis on pathology from cardiovascular, respiratory and gastrointestinal system.

Hours of training per student: 26

Semester: 5th