Clinical Skills



We’ve created a bespoke list of Oxford Medicine titles to help you develop and hone the essential clinical skills that every medical professional needs.


A Medic's Guide to Essential Legal Matters

Edited by Jane Sturgess, Derek Duane, and Rebekah Ley

An understanding and knowledge of medical law is of utmost importance to the medical professional. A Medic’s Guide to Essential Legal Matters is a thorough, concise, and informative companion to the legal principles surrounding clinical practice, featuring exclusive online content in the form of multiple-choice questions and answers to test your new-found knowledge.

Read a free chapter from the book, 'Mental Health Law'.


Plain English for Doctors and Other Medical Scientists and Diagnosing and Treating Medicus Incomprehensibilis: Case Studies in Revising Medical Writing

Oscar Linares, David T. Daly, and Gertrude A. Daly

Being able to write clearly and concisely is a valuable skill in medical writing, yet complex science and grammar often prevent this from happening. Diagnosing and Treating Medicus Incomphensibilis is your guide to mastering the use of Plain English in medical writing, allowing you to express your points in an easily comprehensible way.

Read an excerpt from Plain English for Doctors and other Medical Scientists.


Health Humanities in Postgraduate Medical Education

Allan D. Peterkin and Anna Skorzewska

Written to satisfy the growing demand for knowledge surrounding medical humanities prior to medical residencies, Health Humanities in Postgraduate Medical Education explains how incorporating the teaching of arts and humanities into medical education enhances the field of healthcare for both doctors and patients. This comprehensive book contains chapters on a wide variety of disciplines such as film, literature, theatre, bioethics, visual arts, history, and the social sciences.

Read a free chapter from the book 'Teaching History of Medicine/Healthcare in Residency'.


Critical Thinking in Clinical Research: Applied Theory and Practice Using Case Studies

Edited by Felipe Fregni and Ben M.W. Illigens

Mastering the skill of thinking critically is essential to anyone working in a clinical setting. Based on the successful "Principles and Practice in Clinical Research (PPCR)" course at the T.H. Chan Harvard School of Public Health, Critical Thinking in Clinical Research methodically lays the groundwork for creating, conducting, and interpreting the conclusions of a clinical study.

Read a free chapter from the book, 'Selection of the Research Question'.