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Introduction to Physical Examination course for GPs

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Time / Duration
10 minutes
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
Royal College of General Practitioners

This session introduces the Physical Examinations video module which demonstrates how to carry out a range of focused, problem-based physical examinations in general practice.

The module is useful for GPs at all stages in their career, including those preparing for the Clinical Skills Assessment.

This session was reviewed by Khyati Bakhai and last updated in June 2018.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Recognise how these sessions encourage a focused choice of physical examination when faced with common patient presentations in primary care
  • Recognise how these sessions encourage competent examination techniques within the confines of the GP consultation
  • Recognise how these sessions encourage reflection on the findings from physical examination and how these may influence further management

This series of problem-based physical examination sessions has been designed to be used as an educational resource, both for doctors in training and for qualified general practitioners (GPs).

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should:

  • Be working or training in a general practice context
Instructors / Speakers
Roger Tisi,

Roger Tisi is a full-time GP in Rayleigh, Essex. He is a GP trainer and also a programme director on the Southend GP HST scheme.

He has been an examiner for the RCGP since 2004 and is presently actively involved with the CSA, including being an examiner trainer.

He has a particular interest in workplace-based assessment and is a member of the WPBA operations and standards groups.

His involvement with this project stems from a desire to produce relevant and practical guidance that will be of benefit to GPs in their day-to-day work.

Introduction to Physical Examination course for GPs
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Time / Duration
10 minutes
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