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:


  • 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


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.

    Medicine Year 2 Notes - Inflammation Module Only