Interesting session with scenario of young adolescent diabetic with weight loss for 3 months and abdominal symptoms.
Important learning point:
- Important negatives in history even if aetiology of symptoms seems obvious.
- Weight loss – check menstrual history – if appropriate
- Keep the task given in focus – need not take ‘irrelevant’ history
- Role player – also offers learning of the scenario.
- Manage time – if have spare time at end – explore rather than to sit quietly.