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Core Clinical Skills for OSCEs in Medicine

Core Clinical Skills for OSCEs in Medicine

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By (author) Tim Dornan, By (author) Paul A. O'Neill

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  • Publisher: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
  • Format: Paperback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 228mm x 20mm | 599g
  • Publication date: 21 September 2006
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0443101647
  • ISBN 13: 9780443101649
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 34 ills.
  • Sales rank: 156,525

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This book received the highly commended - BMA Awards 2007. 'I intended to buy this book having used its previous edition on many occasions. Thankfully the BMA must have read my mind and provided me with this truly invaluable resource'. This highly-praised book contains 90 OSCE 'stations' grouped under the type of skill being tested, but also indexed by body system. The stations all have detailed answers, underlining the nature of the question, the aims of the examiners, and a commentary on how best to answer the question. The questions cover how to take a history from a patient and how to present it to the examiner, communication skills, patient examination, interpretation of data, carrying out some basic practical procedures, and exploring attitudes to certain situations.

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Highly Commended - BMA Awards 2007 "I intended to buy this book having used its previous edition on many occasions. Thankfully the BMA must have read my mind and provided me with this truly invaluable resource." I would definitely recommend this book. It is well-structured and comprehensive, and systematically breaks down every aspect of the OSCE. Although this book is not a replacement for clinical examination books, it is a good overview that can be skimmed through. What I like about it is it can put you at ease, as having read through it you feel a lot more prepared and know what to expect. It is definitely the book to read in the run up to an OSCE!"Medical Student, Edinburgh University, UK" ...user-friendly and well indexed, making it easy to dip-into whenever one needs to...The authors are experienced OSCE examiners themselves and provide the reader with a host of useful "top-tips" in approaching the examinations, from exam preparation through to common exam mistakes and how to avoid them!...pitched at just the right level for clinical medical students and as a practical guide to core clinical skills it has succeeded in delivering the goods. "Medical Student, Leicester University, UK" I was very impressed with this book. It covers all components of final year OSCE and suggests useful tactics for dealing with the various types of assessments the student may be asked to perform...It also addresses the communication aspects of the OSCE clearly demonstrating where students may lose easy marks in an OSCE. It suggests some questions that examiners may ask and is excellent preparation for the real life OSCE...I would definitely recommend this book. "Medical Student, University College London, UK"

Table of contents

Introduction Clinical examination History skills Examination skills Data interpretation Procedure skills Communication skills Attitudes Appendix 1 - Normal values for haematology Appendix 2 - Normal references for biochemistry Appendix 3 - New drug terminology