To take notes with comparative tables

A technique that locates to you, from minute 1, in way study ON, or in class or the first reading of tocho or the book.

Advantage? That you put yourself to learn before and you take advantage of better the time.

In this entrance I spoke long and laying to you of why using comparative tables to study clinical subjects, and I put a practical example removed to you from the ORL, pharyngitis.

At the entrance from today, nevertheless, I come to reveal to you how you can use the comparative tables to take notes, and to begin to assimilate information correctly from the home.

Notes tables

WHEN TO USE THEM

  • Whenever there is to each other to compare €œsimilar things€ but with subtle differences. When in a class or a subject drugs exhibit different muscles to you//diseases that are related to each other because they interest to a same anatomical region/chemical group/organ.
    • Example of Anatomy: muscles of the forearm.
    • Example of Pharmacology: drugs of group AINE
    • Example of clinical subject, Pneumology: table summarizing characteristic of restrictive diseases. Or restrictive and obstructivas similarities and general differences between. Cardiology: supraventricular arrhythmias (still it gives to nightmares the Cardio me).

IN WHAT SUBJECTS CAN BE APPLIED

  • Human anatomy
  • Biology
  • Pharmacology
  • Histology and pathological Anatomy
  • All the subjects clinical, medical as as much surgical

WHEN NOT TO USE THEM

  • When the class or the subject treats on an organ/unique disease/concept that has sense in themselves, they are not looked like another thing and they contain much information.
    • Ex Anatomy, the esfenoides: with its infinity of turns and prominences, space relations and topographic aspects, she is enough alone stops to fill up 1 hour of class. In this case, the €œgroup€ to use is not the table, but another one (future post).
    • Ex Farma: the initial subjects of pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism, interactions with receivers.
    • Ex clinical Subject, we put Pneumology: Cancer of lung, that in itself has common characteristics to all histological variants. These common characteristics give half an hour for or 1 hour of class, or reading. When they begin to appear different histological types, it begins to have similarities (estadiaje) and differences (survival, ways of dissemination, etc), and there yes that we can put a comparative table.

HOW TO PUT IT IN PRACTICE

  • If prev©s that you will have a class thus, you can prepare the table in a afternoon previous pair of leaves.
  • If you have not anticipated it, you can have the table prepared of before (computer group), or always draw it at the moment.
  • Stuffed the pertinent squares as you can during the class/reading. In this case, it is normal that they remain hollow doubts or without filling up, but you will complete it later, in your session of study.
  • Advantage of the doubts: they remain hanging in your mind until you solve them, but the same fact that they remain €œhanging€ reinforces its learning.
  • If you are directly studying of tocho/notes of commission, or book, you will be able to fill up more slowly and with more precision.
    • If you are using notes, it can lack information (following the quality of the notes). If you cannot fill up some square in the first reading, leave it in target and you take the second reading in other more complete notes or a book.
    • If you are using a very ample book of consultation (P. ex. Harrison or Farreras), you passes not writing down details. Mant©n the simple table. Simple Keep it.

YOU STICK OR DISADVANTAGES THAT ARISE

€œIt does not give time me to copy it everything in class and I have left very ugly notes€:

  • My advice is that you forget the appearances in the University, safe in an examination. Writing by hand the letter he can be all the ugly one that you want, whenever you understand it. You can use pencil to erase the errors, or to use Tipex. Final S.A. of the study the table seems to have come mounted in an asteroid fallen on the Earth, secondly passes it to clean (study, bingo) before keeping it for your future reviews.
  • It does not pass anything to leave an incomplete table, since you will with complete freedom complete it and correct in your study.

€œI do not know the subject How I know what to put in each line and each column? €: If you are inexperienced in a subject, you will not know what items to put in each column. This is solved after couple of weeks of classes, because you will already have recognized a landlord in the explanations.

  • Example: you will already know that yet bone that is explained in Anatomy speaks to you of previous vision, superior, later, etc. Yet muscle, of origin, insertion, function, inervaci³n and irrigation. With each organ, of its topographic structure (the surface) in previous, later vision, superior, inferior; of its internal architecture; of its inervaci³n and its irrigation.

 

EXAMPLES OF GROUPS TO BEGIN TO USE ALREADY

REGION TO STUDY (BACK, FOREARM, LEG, HAND€¦)
MUSCLES ORIGIN INSERTION FUNCTION INERVACI“N IRRIGATION IMAGE
Muscle 1 If beams the table in paper, draws it
Muscle 2
Muscle 3
Muscle 4
€¦

 

 

PHARMACOLOGICAL GROUP (ANTICOAGULATING, AINE, CORTICOIDS, SYSTEM RENINA-ANGIOTENSINA€¦)
DRUG STRUCTURE ACTION MECHANISM DRUGKINETIC EFFECTS TERAP‰UT ADVERSE EFFECTS INDICATIONS
Drug 1
Drug 2
Drug 3
Drug 4

 

 

SYNDROME OR SYMPTOM. EX PULMONARY DISEASE OBSTRUCTIVA
DISEASE EPIDEMIOLOGY TEMPORARY EVOLUTION SYMPTOMS COMPLEMENTARY TESTS TREATMENT
Asthma Men, women?Ages?Factors of risk?Genetics? Acute?Subagudo?Chronic stable/intermittent /progresivo? Pathognomonics if there is.Typical of each disease.Also to put those that, if they are present, discard the disease Typical findings of laboratory, radiology, etc. Including findings characteristic of the disease, and those that discard it
Emphysema
Chronic bronchitis
Qu­stica fibrosis

 

SOMETIMES YOU HAVE USED TABLES TO TAKE NOTES? PERHAPS IT IS THE MOMENT FOR HOME. LEAVE YOUR EXPERIENCE US IN THE THREAD OF COMMENTARIES OF DOWN.

Almudena Trinidad
almudena@hshanemd.net

I am otorrinolaring³loga doctor in a hospital of Madrid and Professor Asociada de Medicina in the UAM. I help Medicine students to develop more effective techniques of study to obtain better notes, to remember during more time and to feel like more happy insurances and with its studies.

6 Commentaries
  • Marina
    Published to 21:53 h, 14 November To respond

    Very useful the entrance!
    Mess seems to me a little to do that in all the classes, but they help me much at the time of comparing different diseases that look like to each other but they have its small differences (the intestinal inflammatory diseases, meningitis, etc.). Nevertheless, I believe that it comes very or for anatomy subjects, since or you have shelp.

    A kiss.

    • Almudena Trinidad
      Published to 11:34 h, 15 November To respond

      With all the classes no, but with some yes it is possible. It does few days I took notes from a session online with that method. The session tried on diverse you implant auditory osteointegrados (headsets that anchors in bone to deal with deafnesses transmisivo component). With a table it was sufficient to pick up the characteristics of each type of implants, and the information is clearer to consult than if it had written it linearly.

  • Anto
    Published to 15:53 h, 21 November To respond

    Of all the techniques of study I believe that she is one of which I like more, I have almost known it thanks to your blog:). In some days I will have to begin to prepare a clinical matter and it comes to me from ten. A greeting from Cordoba, Argentina

    • Anto
      Published to 15:56 h, 21 November To respond

      PS: There is a possibility of doing posts on how organizing itself when being a student who makes (or she tries to begin to do) scientific research? I have gotten up myself to a laboratory but still the subject costs search and to select papers to me, and to read to you and to study them are also everything a subject jeje

      • Almudena Trinidad
        Published to 20:51 h, 21 November To respond

        With respect to how to organize itself as investigator, I do not feel right now able to write envelope it. It was always my pending subject and I have left the investigation recently.

        You can find information in the blog of Cal Newport (http://calnewport.com/blog/), although posts interesting is difficult to find.

        In Spanish resources for investigators in the SACSIS webpage exist (Society for the Scientific Advance), and does few years published a manual of management of the time for scientists (of payment). I have not read it and I do not know how good is, but it has good dot. You have the connections here: http://www.sacsis.es/
        http://www.mastiempoparainvestigar.com/

        Good luck!

    • Almudena Trinidad
      Published to 20:39 h, 21 November To respond

      I am glad. I hope that it serves to you much as 🙂

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