For students studying in healthcare subjects, one of the challenges is to put theoretical knowledge into practice. In recent years, problem based learning has been introduced in the curriculum to help students to develop their skills in applying their knowledge to the rational approach in clinical diagnoses. With this theme in mind, Dr. Michael Wan has designed this e-book using scenarios that he encountered during his clinical experience as Associate Consultant.
I have known Dr. Wan for over two decades. Throughout his university undergraduate medical study, he was a top student in his cohort. He was awarded distinctions in various preclinical and clinical subjects and was winners of a number of prizes and gold medals. After graduation, he has broadened his horizon by working in various clinical departments including ED, out-patient clinics and cardiology. It was in the cardiology specialty that he was promoted to the position of Associate Consultant. He has received clinical training in both United Kingdom and Australia. His dedication and commitment in his clinical responsibilities and promotion of healthcare has earned great praise from his colleagues, patients, medical students and the general public. In recent years he has concentrated his effort in the education of the younger generation. Apart from his academic role at Notre Dame School of Medicine, Sydney, he also spends time in writing. This e-book is the outcome of his recent endeavour. It would be a useful and handy companion to medical as well as nursing students.
John C.L. Wong, PhD
School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
University of Portsmouth