There is so much information that you need to know and memorise in medical school. Therefore, I believe that it is really important to have notes that are concise which summarise all the key aspects that you need to know to save time and be efficient - nothing more and nothing less. Here are my handwritten electronic notes that I made using different sources including lectures, books and research. They are the exact notes that I used to pass and score highly during my second year of medical scool. I hope you find them as a useful addition to your own notes and hopefully you will achieve the same :) 

 

These are the topics covered:

 

Anatomy Teaching

  • The hip region and thigh
  • The hip region and thigh 2
  • Knee joint
  • The leg and ankle joint
  • The foot
  • Neurology of the lower limb
  • Shoulder & arm I
  • Shoulder & arm II
  • Elbow and radioulnar joints
  • Forearm & wrist
  • The hand
  • Neurology of the upper limb

 

Ageing

  • Sociology of ageing
  • Key neurotransmitters glutamate and GABA
  • Key neurotransmitters dopamine and Ach
  • Mechanisms of ageing
  • Introduction to parkinsons disease
  • Pathophysiology of Parkinson's disease
  • Drug and other treatment for Parkinson’s disease
  • Medicines in older peopl
  • Osteoperosis and metabolic bone diseas
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Crystal arthritis
  • Age and inflammatio
  • Introduction to dementi
  • Neuropathology of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Falls
  • Malnutrition in older people
  • Mouth care for the ageing patient
  • Microbiome and ageing
  • Intrinsic size and frailty
  • The science of continence and why you should care
  • Comprehensive geriatric assessment - what you need to know

 

Inflammation

  • Overview of the immune system in health and disease
  • Overview of autoimmunity and mechanisms/contributing factors to the development of autoimmune disease
  • Immunodeficiency/HIV infection
  • Immunology of T1 diabetes mellitus
  • Immunology of RA and SLE
  • Insulin action and insulin resistance
  • Clinical aspects of HIV infection
  • Acute phase response
  • Acute abdominal inflammatory conditions
  • Monitoring in diabetes
  • Electrolyte disorders
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Pathogenesis of sepsis
  • Clinical approach to the patient with infection
  • Anti-microbial therapy
  • Meningitis
  • Overview/principles of viral infection
  • Viral infection 
  • Influenze/respiratory viruses
  • Viral hepatitis
  • Inflammation in the musculoskeletal system
  • Inflammatory/auto-immune skin diseases
  • Auto-immune rheumatic disease : SLE
  • Sero-negative arthritis 
  • Diabetes in clinical practice
  • Diabetic emergencies
  • Pharmacology of type 2 diabetes
  • Therapeutic use of insulin
  • Liver disease
  • Coeliac disease
  • Peptic ulcer disease / GI bleeding
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • How inflammation affects the kidney
  • Introduction to CKD
  • Introduction to transplantation
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Introduction to dialysis

 

 

Supporting Life

  • Myocardial infarction
  • Pharamacology of angina
  • Abnormal ECGs - arrhytmias
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Embolism and infarction
  • Acute heart failure
  • Restrictive lung disease
  • Pleural disease
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Acute severe asthma in adults
  • Pharmacology of asthma
  • Differential diagnosis of acute breathlessness
  • Respiratory failure
  • COPD: clinical presentation and pathophysiology
  • Dolphins, diving and dysrhythmias - cardiac arrhythmias and cold water immersion
  • Pneumonia
  • Anaesthetic agents (sedatives and opioids)
  • Recreational drugs in the emergency room
  • Introduction to acute confusion
  • Sleep disorders
  • Psychology: unexplained symptoms
  • Introduction to acute kidney injury
  • Electrolyte disturbances and fluid balance
  • Metabolic acidosis with clinical cases
  • Hyperacute stroke
  • Descending motor pathways
  • Movement control
  • Neuroimaging
  • Basal ganglia
  • Cerebellum
  • Shock
  • Understanding the normal ECG
  • Interpretation of chest x-rays
  • Clinical lung function and challenge tests
  • Smoke cessation in the acute setting
  • Arterial blood gases and acid-base balance
  • COPD pathology/histopathology 
  • COPD management

 

Human Development

  • Pituitary - clinical
  • Basic principles of clinical endocrinology
  • Hypothalamus & pituitary
  • Thyroid - basic
  • Adrenal - basic
  • Thyroid - clinical
  • Adrenal - clinical
  • Introduction to women’s health
  • Woman’s health examination
  • Physiology of the menstrual cycle and pharmacological interruptions
  • Menopause and premature ovarian insufficiency
  • Embryology revision
  • Control of testicular function and sperm physiology
  • Investigation and treatment of infertility
  • Implantation and early placentation
  • Placental and fetal physiology
  • Hormonal and maternal adaptations to pregnancy
  • Antenatal screening
  • Antenatal care morbidity and mortality in the UK and globally
  • Physiological pregnancy symptoms and pre-conceptual care 
  • Chromosomal disorders and prenatal diagnosis
  • Prenatal genetic screening
  • Physiology of parturition and lactation
  • Normal birth and puerperium
  • Perinatal mental health
  • Fetal growth and nutrition
  • Determinants of normal and abnormal growth
  • Nutrition in childhood and pregnancy (Maternal and infant nutrition)
  • Epigenetic and imprinting
  • Normal childhood development
  • Congenital abnormality
  • Control of sex determination
  • Disorders of sexual development
  • Endocrinology of puberty

 

Disclaimer:
These notes were written to my best of knowledge during medical school. Please do not use them as an alternative to your own medical curriculum or to what you have been taught.

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