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Bates Physical Examination Videos

Table of Contents

Bates Visual Guide to Physical Examination book cover



Approach to the Patient

Head-to-Toe Assessment of the Adult

Head-to-Toe Assessment of the Infant

Head-to-Toe Assessment of the Child

Head-to-Toe Assessment of the Older Adult

General Survey and Vital Signs

Examination of the Skin

Head, Eyes, and Ears

Nose, Mouth, and Neck

Thorax and Lungs

Cardiovascular System

Peripheral Vascular System

Breasts and Axillae


Male Genitalia, Hernias, Rectum, and Prostate

Female Genitalia, Anus, and Rectum

Musculoskeletal System

The Nervous System: Cranial Nerves and Motor System

The Nervous System: Sensory System and Reflexes

Authentication & Technical Help

  • On campus access is available on CU Anschutz and UCHealth networks and on the library workstations.
  • Off campus access is available to CU Anschutz affiliates only.
  • Videos do not play on the UCHealth Wireless Guest Network due to technical issues.
  • Videos play on most operating systems, browsers and devices.
  • Larger screens are recommended for view; if there is a problem with the screen being cut off try resizing your browser.


  • IT Support for CU Anschutz Health Sciences Library
  • Off Campus Access to Library Resources
  • Mac and Windows PC Support
  • Wireless Printing Support
  • Video Streaming Support

Note: When emailing questions, be sure to include contact information 

Michael Campbell
Systems Administrator