Bates Visual Guide to Physical Examination is a collection of short videos covering different types of physical examination of patients, including head to toe assessments (organized by age groups), general survey and vital signs, and assessment by specific body areas (skin; head, eyes and ears; nose, mouth and neck; thorax and lungs; etc.) and body systems (cardiovascular; peripheral vascular; musculoskeletal, nervous; etc.).  Different age groups are presented as well as gender-specific topics.

Included in this streaming video collection are the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) videos which allow the viewer to develop an assessment, or differential diagnosis, and provide an appropriate diagnostic workup.  These exercises provide an opportunity to observe a patient encounter and practice clinical reasoning skills.

The Bates Guide features more than 8 hours of video content accessible from the Library’s Website or at the Bates website.

When paired with the Bates’ text, which is available in a range of print and digital formats, Bates’ Visual Guide serves as a complete learning solution for assessment instruction and student preparedness for the boards and the patient encounter.  Several copies of the print text are available on Reserve at the Library’s Circulation Desk (Call Number:  WB 205 B329g 2013).

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