Clinical Examination Resources

SCE Resources

How to Be A Doctor              A document summarising the Clinical Examination handbook, which is a guide to Short and Long Cases.

Short Cases Template          A vital document that you must learn from front to back. Be able to perform each examination smoothly and quickly – this is a performance, not real medicine. Practice on your cat / significant other. Take it with you as you trawl around the wards pestering those poor patients unfortunate enough to have been listed as “good for examination”.

Heart Murmurs                    A fantastic document to support the “Short Cases Template”.

Cardiology Fact Sheets

Acute Coronary Syndrome      Have a good understanding of indications / contraindications / pros / cons of thrombolysis, including recent research

ACS Region Summary

Atrial Fibrillation


Brugada Syndrome


Congenital Heart Disease             Probably far more detail than you need to know. Understand the difference between failure and tet spells: including causes and treatment.

Congestive Cardiac Failure


Heart Blocks

How to read an ECG

Hypertension             Probably more information is needed on treatment options

Infective Endocarditis          Know your diagnostic criteria!


Pulmonary Embolism           Questions usually focus on diagnostic dilemmas

Pericardial Tamponade

Pericarditis and Myocarditis

Pharyngitis and Rheumatic Fever                  Know your diagnostic criteria!

Supraventricular Tachycardia

Torsade De Pointes

Valvular Disorders                     Probably more useful for the clinical exams

VF fact sheet

VT fact sheet                                         Know the ECG criteria inside out…

WPW fact sheet