Many young, inexperienced doctors, have difficultly pinpointing a diagnosis: Is it a condition to which certain diseases could belong, or a disease definable in line with certain criteria? How can I apply my basic knowledge of diseases to a real patient? How can I find the correct diagnosis for a disease that I am seeing for the very first time? The traditional diagnostic pathways conveyed by current methods of teaching, from visual identification of the disease, knowledge of diseases, understanding of symptoms or patterns to diagnosis, leave certain diagnostic questions unanswered, especially on first experience of such a clinical pattern. Syndrome-based Approach to Diagnosis: A Practical Guide offers lecturers an alternative training concept in their teaching, which provides students with a model for self-study as well as the educational tools for learning how to think in clinical terms.
Part I The Methodical Basis for Practical Clinical Teaching 1 Two principles and two diagnostic pathways for clinical teaching and practice 2 Clinical didactics and the systemic problems of clinical teaching 3 Objectives central to clinical teaching 4 Practice-oriented, basic knowledge of a clinical discipline or the curriculum of practical clinical teaching (with clinical examples) 5 Training levels to dictate the standard of education 6 New didactic approaches to clinical teaching 6.1 Starting with morphological and pathophysiological manifestations 6.2 From patient to disease 6.3 Syndrome-oriented organization of diseases 6.4 Clinical reasoning in practical teaching (diagnostic decision-making skills) 6.5 Diagnostic algorithms 6.6 Active learning en route to a valid diagnosis 7 Manuals for active self-study (using rheumatology as an example) Part II Basic structural program for internal medicine at a glance 8 'Diagnose to target' in the setting of decision trees 8.1 Angiology 8.2 Endocrinology I: Pancreas, thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands 8.3 Endocrinology II: Hypothalamus, hypophysis, neuroendocrine tumors and gonads 8.4 Gastroenterology 8.5 Hepatology 8.6 Hematology 8.7 Cardiology 8.8 Nephrology 8.9 Pulmonology 8.10 Rheumatology I: Arthrology and non-articular rheumatism 8.11 Rheumatology II: Connective tissue disease and vasculitis
Efim Benenson, MD Professor of Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Cologne, Germany Has published with Springer before.