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Clinical Skills 💉

  • Wound care guide
  • Basic life support paediatrics/newborn
  • Lung sounds guide
  • Heart sounds guide
  • Jugular venous pressure explained (how to measure, background)
  • McMurray’s test
  • Thomas’s test
  • Romberg test
  • Lachman’s test
  • FABER test
  • Straight leg raise
  • Piriformis test
  • Painful arc
  • Golfer’s elbow test
  • Tennis elbow test
  • Surgical knot tying guide (knot basics, simple knot, square knot, friction knot)
  • Instrument tie guide
  • Insertion of a supraglottic airway and nasopharyngeal airway
  • Local anaesthetic
  • Wound management
  • Joint aspiration/injection
  • Genetic counselling
  • Top tips for taking a history
  • How to present a clinical case (including structuring the presentation and example phrases)
  • Systems review (a.k.a. systemic enquiry) – focused piece
  • How to write an operation note

 

Diagnosis explanation:

  • Explaining a diagnosis of epilepsy
  • Explaining a diagnosis of acne
  • Explaining a diagnosis of psoriasis

Drug counselling:

  • SSRI
  • Warfarin
  • Statin
  • Bisphosphonates
  • Levothyroxine
  • Lithium
  • Metformin
  • Iron tablets
  • Methotrexate
  • Atypical antipsychotics
  • Levodopa
  • FBC – types of anaemia interpretation
  • Cervical spine x-ray interpretation
  • Lumbar spine x-ray interpretation
  • Hip x-ray interpretation
  • Wrist x-ray interpretation
  • Shoulder x-ray interpretation
  • Paediatric fluid prescribing

Anatomy

  • Teeth
  • Pharynx
  • Muscles of the neck overview
  • Tongue
  • Auditory pathway
  • Midbrain
  • Lobes of the brain
  • Pons
  • Pituitary gland
  • Pineal gland
  • Visual pathway
  • Cerebrum
  • Medulla oblongata
  • Basal ganglia
  • Intrinsic muscles of the shoulder
  • Ulnar nerve
  • Cubital fossa
  • Wrist joint
  • Median nerve
  • Elbow joint
  • Rotator cuff
  • Shoulder joint
  • Radial nerve
  • Deltoid muscle
  • Radius
  • Blood supply upper limb
  • Diaphragm
  • Thorax overview
  • Rib cage
  • Sternum
  • Pulmonary arteries and veins
  • Bronchi
  • Superior vena cava
  • Clavicle
  • Scapula
  • Sacrum
  • Duodenum
  • Small intestine
  • Inguinal canal
  • Peritoneum
  • Hip bones
  • Pelvic girdle
  • Testicles
  • Perineum
  • Patella
  • Knee joint
  • Muscles of the posterior compartment of the thigh (hamstrings)
  • Femur
  • Muscles of the leg
  • Muscles of the foot
  • Femur
  • Tibia
  • Hip joint
  • Anatomical terms of location
  • Anatomical planes


Medicine 💊

  • Hypertension
  • Cor pulmonale
  • Sick sinus syndrome
  • Wolff Parkinson White syndrome
  • Valvular heart disease
  • Acute left ventricular failure
  • Endocarditis
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HOCM)
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Pleural effusion
  • Obstructive sleep apnoea
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Pneumothorax
  • Lung cancer
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Pneumonia
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Tuberculosis
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Hyperlipidaemia
  • Cholesterol metabolism
  • Autoimmune hepatitis
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
  • Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency
  • Haematemesis
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis
  • Chrohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Liver cancer
  • Haemochromatosis
  • Liver transplant
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis
  • Wilson’s disease
  • Alcoholic liver disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Hepatitis
  • Coeliac disease
  • Zollinger-Ellison syndrome
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Acute tubular necrosis
  • Dialysis
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Interstitial nephritis
  • Renal tubular acidosis
  • Renal transplant
  • Haemolytic uraemic syndrome
  • Renal artery stenosis
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Acromegaly
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Hypothalamic-pituitary axis
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Addison’s disease
  • Phaeochromocytoma
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Conn’s syndrome
  • Hyperprolactinaemia
  • Huntington’s chorea
  • Migraines
  • Motor neurone disease
  • Lambert Eaton myasthenic syndrome
  • Benign essential tremor
  • Epilepsy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Charcot-Marie-tooth disease
  • Tuberous sclerosis
  • Facial nerve palsy
  • Guillain-barre syndrome
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Headaches
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Cluster headaches
  • Brown-Sequard syndrome
  • Essential tremor
  • Subclavian steal syndrome
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Pyrexia of unknown origin
  • Influenza
  • Cellulitis
  • Septic arthritis
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis D
  • Hepatitis E
  • HSV
  • Lyme disease
  • Malaria
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Rubella
  • MRSA
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Paracetamol overdose
  • TCA overdose
  • Opioid overdose
  • Salicylate overdose
  • Benzodiazepine overdose
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Thalassaemia
  • Iron deficiency anaemia
  • Pernicious anaemia
  • Macrocytic anaemia
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Haemolytic anaemia
  • Primary myelofibrosis
  • Polycythaemia vera
  • Sickle cell anaemia
  • Myelodysplasic syndrome
  • Von Willebrand disease
  • Haemophilia
  • Leukaemia
  • Aplastic anaemia
  • TTP
  • DIC
  • Pyruvate kinase deficiency
  • G6PD deficiency
  • Hereditary spherocytosis
  • Temporal arteritis
  • Bechet’s disease
  • Sjogren’s syndrome
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica
  • Antiphospholipid syndrome
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Gout
  • Polymyositis and dermatomyositis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Reactive arthritis
  • Pseudogout
  • Systemic sclerosis
  • Vasculitis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica
  • Discoid lupus erythematosus
  • Polymyositis and dermatomyositis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteomalacia
  • Paget’s disease of the bone
  • Raynaud’s phenomenon
  • Pupil disorders
  • Eyelid disorders
  • Retinal detachment
  • Hypertensive retinopathy
  • Posterior vitreous detachment
  • Central retinal artery occlusion
  • Retinal vein occlusion
  • Acute angle-closure glaucoma
  • Open-angle glaucoma
  • Ametropia
  • Optic neuritis
  • Bipolar disorder

Surgery 🔪

  • Enhancement of current suture materials guide (adding additional sections explaining suture sizes and types of surgical needles)
  • Enhancement of hernias explained guide (adding explanations of Richter’s hernia, epigastric hernia, incisional hernia, obturator hernia, Spigelian hernia, umbilical hernia)
  • Ileus
  • Post-op pyrexia
  • Volvulus
  • Mesenteric ischaemia
  • Surgical sieves (aetiological & anatomical)
  • Wound dehiscence
  • Pharyngeal pouch
  • Barrett’s oesophagus
  • Achalasia
  • Oesophageal cancer
  • Gastric cancer
  • Malena vs Hematochezia
  • Hiatus hernia
  • Obstructive jaundice
  • Cholangitis
  • Colic and cholecystitis
  • Gallstone ileus
  • Acute pancreatitis
  • Large bowel obstruction
  • Small bowel obstruction
  • Colon cancer
  • Malignancy of the small intestine
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Mesenteric adenitis
  • Pilonidal sinus
  • Acute appendicitis
  • Angiodysplasia
  • Diverticular disease
  • Anorectal abscess
  • Anal fissure
  • Anal fistula
  • Rectal cancer
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Meckel’s diverticulum
  • Intussusception
  • Dermoid cysts
  • Carotid body tumours
  • Cystic hygroma
  • Laryngeal cancer
  • Branchial cysts
  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Scaphoid fracture
  • Dislocated shoulder
  • Radial nerve injury
  • Knee injuries (ACL, PCL, LCL)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Bone tumours
  • Types of fracture
  • Total hip replacement
  • Radius and ulna shaft fractures
  • Subacromial impingement syndrome
  • Total knee replacement
  • Supracondylar fracture of the humerus
  • Ulnar nerve injury
  • Femoral and tibial fractures
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Septic arthritis
  • An overview of common urological investigations (RUG, VUCG, Cystography)
  • Renal tumours
  • Haematuria
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Bladder cancer
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • Renal stones
  • Hydrocoele
  • Paraphimosis and phimosis
  • Epididymo-orchitis
  • Prostatitis
  • Popliteal aneurysms
  • Varicose veins
  • Lymphoedema
  • Carotid stenosis
  • Aortic dissection
  • VTE
  • Leg ulcers
  • Benign breast lumps
  • Breast cancer

 


Obstetrics & Gynaecology 🤰

Obstetric Emergencies

  • Pre-eclampsia & eclampsia
  • Breech presentation
  • Instrumental vaginal birth
  • PPH
  • Uterine rupture
  • Placental abruption
  • Amniotic fluid embolism

Antenatal Care

  • Down’s syndrome screening
  • Anaemia in pregnancy
  • Rhesus incompatibility
  • Obstetric cholestasis
  • Oligohydramnios
  • Polyhydramnios
  • Amniocentesis
  • Rubella
  • Acute fatty liver of pregnancy
  • Infections in pregnancy
  • Twins
  • VTE in pregnancy
  • PROM
  • Large for gestational age
  • Small for gestational age
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Chorionic villus sampling
  • Prolonged pregnancy
  • Hyperemesis gravidarum
  • Physiological changes in pregnancy

Labour

  • Drugs used in labour
  • Induction of labour
  • Malpresentation and malposition
  • Failure to progress
  • Premature labour
  • Active management of the third stage of labour
  • Caesarian section
  • Group B Strep
  • Perineal tears

Postnatal Care

  • Postpartum anaemia
  • Postnatal depression
  • Sheehan’s syndrome
  • Six-week postnatal check
  • Mastitis
  • Postpartum thyroiditis

Sexual Health

  • Vaginal candidiasis
  • PID
  • HPV
  • Varicella-zoster

Malignancy

  • Vulval cancer

Menstrual Cycle Problems

  • Oligomenorrhoea
  • Menopause
  • Endometrial ablation
  • Endometriosis
  • Primary amenorrhoea
  • Secondary amenorrhoea
  • Menorrhagia
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Intermenstrual bleeding

Infertility

  • Infertility
  • IVF
  • Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome
  • Premature ovarian failure

Early Pregnancy

  • Termination of pregnancy
  • Molar pregnancy

Other

  • Bartholin’s cyst
  • HRT
  • Hysterectomy
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Female genital mutilation
  • Androgen insensitivity syndrome
  • Nabothian cysts
  • Asherman’s syndrome
  • Cervical ectropion
  • Cervical polyps
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Lichen sclerosis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Meig’s syndrome
  • PCOS
  • Ovarian torsion

 


Paediatrics 👶

  • Infective endocarditis
  • Kawasaki disease
  • Sudden infant death syndrome
  • Meconium aspiration syndrome
  • Viral induced wheeze
  • Croup
  • Primary ciliary dyskinesia
  • Whooping cough
  • Constipation
  • Coeliac disease
  • Gastroenteritis
  • GORD
  • Cow’s milk protein allergy
  • Growth hormone deficiency
  • Type 1 diabetes & diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Autism
  • Epilepsy
  • Squints
  • Febrile convulsion
  • ADHD
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Nephritic syndrome
  • UTI
  • Anaemia in children
  • Leukaemia
  • ITP
  • Hereditary spherocytosis
  • Sickle cell anaemia
  • G6PD deficiency
  • Iron deficiency anaemia
  • Thalassaemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Marfan syndrome
  • Klinefelter syndrome
  • Prader Willi syndrome
  • Angelman syndrome
  • Turner syndrome
  • William syndrome
  • Noonan syndrome
  • Infectious mononucleosis (EBV/Glandular fever)
  • Mumps
  • Encephalitis
  • Chickenpox
  • Toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome
  • Psoriasis
  • Acne vulgaris
  • Steven-Johnson Syndrome
  • Hand, Foot and Mouth disease
  • Eczema (inc herpeticum)
  • Ringworm
  • Molluscum contagiosum
  • Viral exanthems
  • Pityriasis rosea
  • Erythema multiforme
  • Scabies
  • Erythema nodosum
  • Headline
  • Impetigo
  • Nappy rash
  • Seborrhoeic dermatitis
  • Urticaria
  • Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID)
  • Complement disorders
  • T cell disorders
  • B cell and immunoglobulin disorders
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • JIA
  • HSP
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
  • Kawasaki disease
  • Rheumatic fever
  • Pyloric stenosis
  • Biliary atresia
  • Hirschsprung’s disease
  • Appendicitis
  • Intussusception
  • Laryngomalacia
  • Mastoiditis
  • Cystic hygroma
  • Epiglottis
  • Quinsy
  • Epistaxis
  • Otitis externa
  • Glue ear
  • Tongue-tie
  • Tonsillitis
  • Subglottic stenosis
  • Branchial cyst
  • Thyroglossal cyst
  • Peri-orbital vs orbital cellulitis
  • Undescended testes
  • Hypospadias
  • Balanitis xerotica obliterans (BXO)
  • Enuresis
  • Cryptorchidism
  • Wilm’s tumour
  • Hydrocele
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Osgood-Schlatter’s disease
  • Common fractures in children
  • Rickets
  • Talipes
  • Septic arthritis
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta
  • Achondroplasia

 


Physiology 🦠

  • Lysosomes
  • Golgi apparatus
  • Mitochondria
  • Endoplasmic reticulum
  • Cell membrane
  • Nucleus
  • Apoptosis
  • Mitosis
  • The TCA cycle
  • Meiosis
  • Glycolysis
  • Cell cycle
  • DNA overview
  • Genes overview
  • Transcription of DNA
  • Translation of DNA
  • DNA replication
  • Inheritance
  • The peripheral nervous system overview
  • The autonomic nervous system overview
  • The central nervous system overview
  • Synapse types
  • Action potentials
  • Summation
  • Neurons
  • Oligodendrocytes
  • Astrocytes

These focused articles should complement our immune response guide:

  • T cells
  • B cells
  • Phagocytes
  • Leukocytes
  • Complement system
  • Acute inflammation
  • Chronic inflammation
  • Hypersensitivity reactions
  • Homeostasis and gas exchange
  • Lung capacity
  • Regulation of blood pH
  • CO2 transport in the blood
  • Cardiac muscle (structure and how it contracts)
  • Passage of blood through the heart
  • The circulatory system (systemic circuit, pulmonary circuit)
  • Capillary exchange (how blood transits from the arterial system to venous system via capillaries)
  • Cardiac cycle
  • The heart’s electrical conduction system
  • Blood pressure control mechanisms
  • Formation of urine
  • Functions of the urinary system
  • Maintaining water-salt balance
  • Homeostasis throughout the body
  • Thermo-regulation
  • Body composition
  • Coagulation cascade
  • Blood composition (e.g. plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets)
  • ABO group system
  • Types of muscle (e.g. smooth muscle, skeletal muscle, cardiac muscle)
  • Skeletal muscle contraction
  • Smooth muscle contraction
  • Lactic acid
  • Layers of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Overview of the digestive system
  • Proteins (overview of amino acids)
  • Lipids
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Types of glands overview (exocrine vs endocrine)
  • Hormones overview (types, where they are produced, action)
  • Anterior pituitary hormones
  • Posterior pituitary hormones
  • Calcitonin
  • Thyroid hormone
  • Parathyroid hormone
  • Adrenal gland hormones
  • Pancreatic hormones
  • Male gonadal hormones
  • Female gonadal hormones
  • Overview of the male reproductive system
  • Composition of semen
  • Hormone regulation
  • Erection regulation
  • Ejaculation
  • Spermatogenesis
  • Female reproductive cycle
  • Ovarian and uterine cycle (in non-pregnant women)
  • Fertilisation
  • Implantation
  • Ectoderm, mesoderm and endoderm
  • Formation and function of the placenta
  • Amniotic fluid
  • Embryonic development (through each trimester)
  • Changes to the female body (through each trimester)
  • Lactation

Dentistry 🦷

  • Caries
  • Fluoride
  • Dietary analysis
  • Periodontology
  • Endodontics
  • Restorations

Fixed

  • Crowns, Bridges, Veneers and Onlays

Removable

  • Partial dentures
  • Complete dentures
  • Third molars
  • Ectopic teeth
  • Cysts
  • Complications of extractions
  • Implant placement
  • Oncology
  • Trauma
  • Orthognathic surgery
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Neck lumps
  • Flaps and grafts
  • Red patches
  • White patches
  • Bacterial, fungal and viral infections
  • Ulceration
  • Immunological disorders
  • Oral manifestations of systemic disease
  • Salivary gland disease
  • Orofacial pain and TMJ disorders
  • Abnormalities of developing dentition
  • Pulp therapy
  • Dental trauma
  • Toothache
  • IOTN
  • Managing developing dentition
  • Removable appliances
  • Fixed appliances
  • Amalgam
  • Composites
  • Enamel and dentine bonding
  • Glass ionomers
  • Cements
  • Impression materials
  • Alloys
  • Ceramics
  • Acrylics
  • CAD/CAM
  • Paralleling and bisecting angles
  • Indications and choosing which radiograph to take
  • IRMER
  • Gerodontology
  • Special needs
  • Bariatric
  • ASD

Blog Post Topics  ✍️

  • Top tips for passing medical finals
  • Alternative career pathways in Medicine
  • Things to do in an F3 year (i.e. Trust Grade, Teaching Fellow, Work abroad, Locum)

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