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Physical Examination Skills 16 and 17 September 2024

Time: 10h00 – 16h00.  CPD Hours : 12 Cost: £395.00 plus vat

Course summary

This course offers a practical exploration of physical examination techniques essential for healthcare professionals. It combines theoretical knowledge with practical skills, aiming to enhance diagnostic accuracy and patient care. Suitable for pharmacists and those undertaking the prescribing course and wish to develop their physical examination skills. Suitable to be undertaken before the Minor Illness course.


To equip registered healthcare professionals with comprehensive skills and knowledge necessary for conducting thorough and effective physical examinations.


    1. Enhance understanding of the principles and techniques of physical examination.
    2. Develop skills in conducting systematic and focused physical assessments.
    3. Improve diagnostic accuracy through the integration of physical findings with clinical history.

Course Agenda

  1. Introduction to Physical Examination
    • Overview of physical examination importance.
    • Basic principles and ethical considerations.
  2. Cardiovascular Examination
    • Heart inspection, palpation, and auscultation.
    • Identification of common cardiac conditions.
  3. Respiratory System Examination
    • Inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation of lungs.
    • Recognising normal and abnormal respiratory sounds.
  4. Abdominal Examination
    • Techniques for inspecting, palpating, and auscultating the abdomen.
    • Identifying signs of abdominal pathologies.
  5. Neurological Examination
    • Assessment of cranial nerves, motor and sensory systems, and reflexes.
    • Identifying neurological deficits.
  6. ENT and Eye Examination
    • Examination of the  eye, nose, throat, and ears
    • Formulating differential diagnoses.

Target Audience:

Primarily designed for medical students, nurses, pharmacists, paramedics and allied healthcare professionals including overseas doctors

Teaching Methods:

A blend of lectures, demonstrations, interactive sessions, and hands-on practice

“Jeshni explained specific/common conditions really well. Was able to teach the cranial nerves within mins which was useful! Thereafter applying the knowledge on peers and examining was useful! Thank youu!!”
Dr Deol explained the necessities in regards to physcial examination for the main three systems which was really useful and very interactive. Straight to the point!!”
Has provided some more knowledge and guide to making my practice better. It has upped my confidence.”
“Excellent Coordinator Courses were all well delivered and covered topics, best course I have ever attended”


This course will be held in Wembley at the Law Medical Practice.