Your Physical Exam: Purpose & Major Components


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What is the term for the process of listening to internal sounds of the body?

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1. What is the term for using the hands and fingers to examine something by touch?

2. What is the term for the distance a body part, especially a joint, travels or rotates?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo is designed to help you test your knowledge of the physical exam. Students completing the quiz will be assessed on medical devices and terminology, some of which include palpation, auscultation and borborygmi.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

By completing the quiz, you will be testing your knowledge of the following terms:

  • Stethoscope
  • Auscultation
  • Borborygmi
  • Palpation

Skills Practiced

Successful completion of the quiz will require the use of the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on physical exams
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as auscultation and borborygmi
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding medical devices used to complete a physical exam
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about methods of completing a physical exam

Additional Learning

If you are interested in furthering your knowledge of the human body, please take a look at the lesson titled Your Physical Exam: Purpose & Major Components. This lesson incorporates the following objectives:

  • Describe the purpose of a physical exam
  • Know the role of percussion as part of a physical exam
  • Relate the major components of a physical exam