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General Medicine for BDS: Course Outline

General Medicine is the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and nonsurgical treatment of diseases of the internal organs. Here you will find the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of a huge range of disorders affecting part of body.

Course Outline

To Deal with Critical Situations

Clinical Teaching

  • History taking in general
  • GPE, Pallor, Cyanosis, Jaundice, Clubbing and Koilonychia
  • Thyroid, Lymph nodes, Dehydration, Nutrition, Decubitus, Edema
  • Examination of Blood Pressure and JVP
  • History taking in GIT–Vomiting, Diarrhea, Pain Abdomen, Constipation
  • Hematemesis, Melena, Dyspepsia, Distension
  • Examination of GIT–Inspection, Palpation
  • Percussion, Auscultation
  • Any deficient program
  • Chest pain, Wheezing
  • Inspection, Palpation, Percussion, Auscultation back of chest
  • Any deficient program
  • History taking in CVS
  • GPE in CVS–Clubbing, Koilonychia, Osler’s nodes, Splinter Hemorrhages, Cyanosis
  • Pulse, JVP, Blood pressure
  • Inspection, Palpation of pericardium
  • Percussion, Auscultation of pericardium–Mitral, Tricuspid, Aortic
  • Pulmonary areas
  • Any deficient program
  • History taking in CNS
  • Higher Mental Functions–Level of consciousness, Behavior, Speech, Memory
  • Examination of cranial nerves – I, II, III, IV nerves
  • V, VI, VII, VIII nerves
  • IX, X, XI, XII nerves
  • Examination of motor system
  • Examination of sensory system–Crude touch, pain, Temperature
  • Fine touch, Pressure, Vibration, Joint position
  • Cortical sensations
  • Two point localization, Two point discrimination
  • Reflexes
  • Examination of Cerebellar system

Knowledge of Systems and the Diseases

  • Genetic factors in disease
  • Immunological factors in disease
  • Climate and environmental factors in disease
  • Diseases due to infection
  • Diseases of the cardiovascular system
  • Diseases of the respiratory system
  • Diseases of the alimentary tract and pancreas
  • Diseases of the liver and biliary system
  • Nutritional factors in disease
  • Disturbances in water, electrolyte and acid base balances
  • Diseases of the kidney and genito-urinary system
  • Endocrine and metabolic diseases
  • Diseases of the blood
  • Oncology
  • Diseases of connective tissues joint and bones
  • Diseases of the skin
  • Psychiatry
  • Diseases of the nervous system
  • Principles of geriatric medicine
  • Acute poisoning