The Unofficial Guide to Passing OSCEs

The Unofficial Guide to Passing OSCEs : Candidate Briefings, Patient Briefings and Mark Schemes

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This book is the companion book to The Unofficial Guide to Passing OSCEs, which has sold 8000 copies in 2 years. OSCE examinations are used worldwide as a critical part of medical student assessment, yet there is often little preparation for them provided by medical schools. The Unofficial Guide to Passing OSCEs is intended to fill this gap. It includes 92 scenarios, covering medical history taking, clinical examination, practical skills, communication skills, plus specialties, meaning that everything for medical students is covered in one place. The book is designed to allow students to role play a real life OSCE, with each station containing a) a briefing for an actor playing 'the patient' b) a briefing for the 'student' and c) a mark scheme and questions to ask for 'the examiner.' This book has relevance beyond examinations, with the mark scheme checklists acting as a day-to-day reference for professionals.
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  • Paperback | 436 pages
  • 150 x 212 x 21mm | 798g
  • Essex, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0957149921
  • 9780957149922
  • 39,077

Table of contents

Chapter 1: History Taking (1.1 Cardiovascular History: Chest Pain, 1.2 Respiratory History: Productive Cough, 1.3 Gastrointestinal History: Abdominal Pain, 1.4 Gastrointestinal History: Diarrhoea, 1.5 Neurological History: Headache, 1.6 Vascular History: Intermittent Claudication, 1.7 Orthopaedic History: Back Pain, 1.8 Haematology History, 1.9 Breast History, 1.10 Genitourinary Medicine: Sexual History) Chapter 2: Clinical Examination (2.1 Cardiovascular Examination, 2.2 Respiratory Examination, 2.3 Cranial Nerves Examination, 2.4 Upper Limb Neurological Examination, 2.5 Lower Limb Neurological Examination, 2.6 Cerebellar Examination, 2.7 Parkinson's Examination, 2.8 Gastrointestinal Examination, 2.9 Hernia Examination, 2.10 Testicular Examination, 2.11 Stoma Examination, 2.12 Rectal Examination, 2.13 Peripheral Arterial Examination, 2.14 Varicose Veins Examination, 2.15 Ulcer Examination, 2.16 Neck Lumps Examination, 2.17 Breast Examination, 2.18 Dermatology Examination, 2.19 Cushing's Syndrome Examination, 2.20 Acromegaly Examination, 2.21 Thyroid Examination, 2.22 Haematology Examination, 2.23 Eye Examination, 2.24 Ear Examination, 2.25 Newborn Baby Examination, Chapter 3: Orthopaedic Examinations (3.1 Thoraco-Lumbar Spine Examination 3.2 Cervical Spine Examination 3.3 Hand Examination 3.4 Shoulder Examination 3.5 Hip Examination 3.6 Knee Examination 3.7 Gait, Arms, Legs and Spine (GALS) Screening) Chapter 4: Communication Skills (4.1 Consent for Endoscopy 4.2 Consent for HIV Testing 4.3 Autopsy Consent 4.4 Consent for Hernia Repair 4.5 Blood Transfusion 4.6 Warfarin Counselling 4.7 Opiate Counselling 4.8 Lifestyle Advice Post Myocardial Infarction 4.9 Dealing with an Agitated Patient 4.10 Breaking Bad News) Chapter 5: Practical Skills (5.1 Intermediate Life Support, 5.2 Phlebotomy, 5.3 Intravenous Cannulation/Setting Up a Giving Set, 5.4 Male Urethral Catheterisation, 5.5 Urinalysis, 5.6 ECG Interpretation, 5.7 Fundoscopy, 5.8 Death Certification, 5.9 Instruments, 5.10 Suturing) Chapter 6. Radiology (6.1 Chest X-ray, 6.2 Abdominal X-ray, 6.3 Orthopaedic X-ray) Chapter 7: Obstetrics and Gynaecology(7.1 Placenta Praevia, 7.2 Breech Presentation, 7.3 Consent for Caesarean Section, 7.4 Antepartum Haemorrhage, 7.5 Obstetric Examination, 7.6 Anxious Pregnant Woman, 7.7 Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill, 7.8 Emergency Contraception, 7.9 Cervical Smear Counselling) Chapter 8: Psychiatry (8.1 Alcohol History, 8.2 Depression, 8.3 Mania History, 8.4 Post-Natal Depression History, 8.5 Suicide Risk Assessment, 8.6 Schizophrenia History, 8.7 Mental State Examination, 8.8 Cognitive Examination) Chapter 9: Paediatrics (9.1 A Crying Baby, 9.2 Febrile Convulsions, 9.3 Wheeze, 9.4 Diabetes Mellitus (Type 1), 9.5 Non Accidental Injury, 9.6 MMR Vaccination, 9.7 Cystic Fibrosis, 9.8 Down Syndrome, 9.9 Asthma - Peak Flow, 9.10 Asthma - Inhaler Technique)
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"This book presents a wide range of example scenarios that will ensure that you think in a logical manner and allow you to practise the stations, therefore reducing the anxiety when you perform under assessment. Each station contains instructions for the student, an extensive mark scheme and realistic directions for the patient so that your revision is as similar to the real exam as possible. Using this resource will guide your OSCE revision, enabling you to progress in skill and gain formative feedback. Questions at the end of each station test your knowledge or force you to think logically when giving a sensible suggestion if you're not quite sure! This book has been written and reviewed by doctors and students who know what medical schools like to examine on, therefore it is a focused, up-to-date and universally applicable resource for the clinical years of training." Katherine Lattey. 4th Year Medical Student. Brighton and Sussex Medical School 'Written in conjunction with 'The Unofficial Guide to Passing OSCEs' this book will help any final year student accomplish these exams. Contributed to by medical trainees and students, it provides a clear, compact outline to OSCE mark schemes. It addition to mark schemes, the book provides valuable factual information in the format of questions and answers. The interactive format allows for both solo and group revision. There is the opportunity to mark practice stations and start discussions using the additional questions sections. It is a key revision tool for any medical student wanting to master the OSCEs' Emily Hotton. Final Year Medical Student. Bristol University
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About Zeshan Qureshi

Zeshan Qureshi is a Paediatrician based at Great Ormond Street and the Institute of Child Health. He graduated with distinction from the university of Southampton, and has published and presented research work extensively and internationally in the fields of pharmacology and medical education. Whilst working in Edinburgh he was part of the leadership team developing a near peer teaching programme, where by junior doctors, throughout south east scotland, were both trained to teach, and delivered teaching across every hospital in the area. This book is an extension of this philosophy: that junior doctors and fresh graduates know how to express complex ideas in order for it to be easily understood from a students perspective. That junior doctors can teach, and write in a complimentary way to senior doctors: one that is friendly and fun, easy to read and relevant to both exams, and the day to day to life of junior doctors.
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