Consultation Models in General Practice

Consultation Models in General Practice

The consultation is the cornerstone of general practice and is a vital part of the doctor-patient relationship. Pendleton described the consultation as ‘the central act of medicine’, which ‘deserves to be understood’. It remains an integral part of most medical school...
Cell Structure and Function Part 2 – The Cell Membrane

Cell Structure and Function Part 2 – The Cell Membrane

In Part 1 of our ‘Cell Structure and Function’ series we learnt about basic cell structure and the organelles. We now move on to the cell membrane and membrane transport. The cell membrane, also called the plasma membrane, physically separates the inside of the cell...
Cell Structure and Function Part 1 – The Organelles

Cell Structure and Function Part 1 – The Organelles

The cell is the smallest living thing in the human organism, it is the functional and structural unit of all living things and all living structures in the human body are made of cells. There are a huge variety of different types of cells in the human body, which...
Overview of the Autonomic Nervous System

Overview of the Autonomic Nervous System

The autonomic nervous system (ANS) is a division of the peripheral nervous system that supplies smooth muscle and glands. It acts to regulate numerous body processes, such as blood pressure and respiratory rate, acting as the effector component of homeostasis. The...
Digital Clubbing

Digital Clubbing

Digital clubbing is one of the oldest recognised signs in medicine, first formally documented by Hippocrates nearly 2500 years ago. For this reason, it is also known as “Hippocratic fingers”. It is an important clinical sign that can assist in the...
Tips for the MRCGP AKT

Tips for the MRCGP AKT

The MRCGP examination can seem a daunting prospect for candidates, consisting of Workplace Based Assessment, an Applied Knowledge Test (AKT) and a Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA). Success in the MRCGP is essential for a candidate to obtain a certificate of completion...

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