The Easy Guide to Focused History Taking for OSCEs, Second Edition

Author: David Mccollum

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351723219

Category: Medical

Page: 280

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This straightforward guide to taking patient history comprehensively covers all of the commonly seen OSCE scenarios within the current undergraduate medical curriculum. The Easy Guide to Focused History Taking for OSCEs includes introductory chapters with general OSCE guidance, mapping onto the Calgary-Cambridge model. These include tips from recently qualified doctors and highly respected physicians and surgeons who commonly examine OSCEs, as well as a sample OSCE marking scheme. ? The book then covers 56 histories based on presenting complaints - more than any other text on the market - thoroughly testing both knowledge and examination technique. Each history is based around the exam requirements, with mnemonics, ‘red flag’ symptom boxes and list-based breakdowns to aid prompt recall. Common and serious differentials are highlighted, as well as investigations to help rule out the serious conditions. Each section concludes by outlining key aspects for each differential diagnosis as well as a list of investigations and management options. ? With this book, every student will be well equipped to tackle any clinical problem, in the OSCE examination and also in their continued professional practice.

Focused History Taking for OSCEs

A Comprehensive Guide for Medical Students

Author: David McCollum,Graham McCollum,Priha Shukla

Publisher: Radcliffe Press

ISBN: 9781846195815

Category: Medical

Page: 229

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This straight-forward guide to taking patient history comprehensively covers all of the commonly seen OSCE scenarios within the current undergraduate medical curriculum. Focused History Taking for OSCEs includes an introductory chapter with general OSCE guidance, including tips from recently qualified doctors and highly respected physicians and surgeons who commonly examine OSCEs. It covers over 50 histories based on presenting complaints - more than any other text on the market - thoroughly testing both knowledge and examination technique. Each history is based around what the candidate is required to consider, with mnemonics and list-based breakdowns to aid prompt recall. It then concludes by outlining key aspects for each differential diagnosis as well as a list of investigations and management options. Benefits Covers over 50 histories - more than any other book in this area Simple presentation - uses mnemonics and list-based prompts to aid fast recall Comprehensive - covers all the commonly examined history-taking OSCE scenarios in the undergraduate medical curriculum Includes tips from examiners and recently qualified doctors

The Easy Guide to OSCEs for Final Year Medical Students

Author: Nazmul Akunjee,Muhammed Akunjee

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 1846191238

Category: Clinical medicine

Page: 417

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Aimed at final year medical students preparing for the Objective structure Clinical Examinations, this concise work covers, in a self-test format, over 100 sample OSCE stations inclusing the standard history, examination and general skills stations.

The Easy Guide to OSCEs for Specialties

A Step-by-Step Guide to Success, Second Edition

Author: Nazmul Akunjee,Muhammed Akunjee,Syed Jalali,Shoaib Siddiqui,Dominic Pimenta,Dilsan Yilmaz

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498783414

Category: Medical

Page: 310

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This second edition of the highly successful Easy Guide to OSCEs for Clinical Specialties provides a comprehensive yet succinct resource to get you through each clinical rotation, as well as the Final exam. Compiled by recently qualified doctors who have experienced the new OSCE system first hand, the book covers over 80 OSCE examination stations in a wide range of different subjects. Brand new to this edition are chapters on Psychiatry, non-accidental injury in children, and an ‘On the Wards’ section covering both Anaesthetics and Palliative Care. All management suggestions are updated in line with NICE guidance and evidence-base, and new time-saving, student friendly mnemonics have been added to make the book even more user-friendly. This book will ease the already burdensome workload of medical students, and help them pass their OSCEs to become junior doctors competent in a wide range of different skills in medical fields.

Objective Structured Clinical Examinations

10 Steps to Planning and Implementing OSCEs and Other Standardized Patient Exercises

Author: Sondra Zabar,Elizabeth Kachur,Adina Kalet,Kathleen Hanley

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461437490

Category: Medical

Page: 90

View: 1947

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Objective structured clinical examinations/exercises (OSCEs) using standardized patients (SPs) are an efficient means of surveying a diverse range of ability at any point along the continuum of medical education. An OSCE station can address multiple competency assessments across undergraduate, graduate, and continuing medical education. Nevertheless, organizing and enacting OSCEs is a major undertaking and, as with most other educational projects, collaborating within and across specialties and disciplines only enriches the process. The production of an effective OSCE program requires strong leaders committed to the benefits of such assessments, as well as many individuals to plan, prepare, and implement the program. To address the need for general guidelines of best practice and consistent organizational stratagem, Objective Structured Clinicl Exams is a comprehensive how-to manual for OSCE implementation. It contains an overview of and criteria for best practice, a review of relevant literature, insight into the program’s influence throughout the healthcare system, and techniques for fine-tuning existing programs. Accompanying charts, graphs and sample forms are included to make this book the single resource for any educator interested in creating or improving a standardized patient program.

The Easy Guide to OSCEs for Communication Skills

Author: Muhammed Akunjee

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 1846193389

Category: Medical

Page: 232

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It is increasingly recognised that communication plays a pivotal role in obtaining successful clinical outcomes. However, despite an increase in communication skills teaching, much of literature on this topic is targeted at senior doctors and researchers, and many medical students still find demonstrating competence in communication skills OSCEs a challenge. This book lightens the load by simplifying communication skills, explaining key theories and concepts simply and illustrating them through practical role plays. It covers a wide variety of common dilemmas in clinical and examination settings, and tackles challenging and increasingly familiar areas such as cross-cultural sensitivities, communicating with a patients whose first language is not English, and communicating with patients who have complaints about their treatment.

Mastering Emergency Medicine

A Practical Guide

Author: Chetan Trivedy,Matthew Hall,Andrew Parfitt

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466583657

Category: Medical

Page: 504

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Mastering Emergency Medicine is a concise, revision-focused textbook that covers everything that candidates need to know in order to pass the College of Emergency Medicine's (CEM) membership examination (MCEM) to enter training, and to the pass fellowship examination (FCEM) to complete the Certificate of Specialist Training. With over 100 OSCE scenarios designed to stimulate everyday emergency department clinical encounters, Mastering Emergency Medicine covers all the key areas of the CEM syllabus, including: clinical examinations and practical skills, communication skills, teaching and management. This book takes a practical approach to the subject - core facts are presented and common scenarios are explored using an OSCE style, as used in the Part C MCEM and the FCEM examinations - which makes it an invaluable blueprint for management of cases. Closely linked to the current CEM syllabus, each chapter comprises three parts: Core topics that supplement revision for Part A and B. Clinical scenarios, including data and relevant practical skills that can be used to prepare for Parts B and C. Mock 'Scoring Scenarios' that give specific guidance on how to perform in OSCEs. Mastering Emergency Medicine is a highly detailed revision guide for the OSCE examinations and an essential study guide for all those who are preparing for the MCEM or FCEM examinations. It will also be useful to those who are wishing to pursue a career in Acute Medicine.

Mastering the OSCE, Objective Structured Clinical Examination and CSA, Clinical Skills Assessment

Author: Jo-Ann Reteguiz,Beverly Cornel-Avendano

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Appleton & Lange

ISBN: 9780071381352

Category: Medical

Page: 365

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This one-of-a-kind book prepares US and Canadian medical students and IMGs for the OSCE and CSA by simulating patient cases likely to be tested on the examinations. It presents more than 60 cases in the core areas of internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry, and surgery to assess students' interpersonal and physical diagnosis skills. Each case presents the reader with a brief patient background, and

Clinical Skills for OSCEs, Second Edition

Author: Neel L. Burton,Kuldip Birdi

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498723039

Category: Medical

Page: 352

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This Second Edition of the highly popular Clinical Skills for OSCEs is the most comprehensive guide to basic clinical skills available, covering all the pertinent skills taught at medical school, from third year to finals. With its clear and concise, yet informative style, Clinical Skills for OSCEs, Second Edition is the ideal revision tool for all exam candidates preparing for their OSCE or PLAB exams.

History Taking in Medicine and Surgery

Author: Fishman,Jonathan M. Fishman,Laura M. Fishman,Ashley Grossman

Publisher: PasTest Ltd

ISBN: 1905635680

Category: Diagnosis

Page: 404

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This new edition has been thoroughly updated for today's undergraduate, offering: 65 presentations in an A-Z format; symptoms-based chapters; practice scenarios with answers; extensive information on the structural basis of History Taking; suggested prompt questions for core presentations; case scenarios; a section on asking difficult questions.

Essential OSCE Topics for Medical and Surgical Finals

Author: Kaji Sritharan,Vivian A. Elwell,Guy Molyneux,Sachi Sivananthan

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 1846192188

Category: Clinical medicine

Page: 444

View: 2784

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Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) are commonly encountered at all levels of medical school including the final MBBS examination. OSCEs also play an important role at postgraduate level and are used to assess competency in the Foundation Years. One of the fundamental requirements of passing the OSCE is an understanding of the standard which is expected and an appreciation of how to demonstrate this. This book discusses 170 commonly encountered OSCE scenarios, with a step-by-step approach to maximise your chances of success in the examination. The scenarios are presented with sufficient background information to enable candidates to tackle variations. This comprehensive book, covering both surgery and medicine, overcomes any problems of a tick-box approach and insufficient detail faced by some alternative texts. The clear, straight-forward style and logical layout make this book perfect preparation for OSCE examinations.

Mechanisms of Clinical Signs - EPub3

Author: Mark Dennis,William Talbot Bowen,Lucy Cho

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729585611

Category: Medical

Page: 792

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2016 BMA Medical Book Awards Highly Commended in the Medicine Category! What causes that condition? What does it mean? Organised by body system, Mechanisms of Clinical Signs, 2nd Edition explains the underlying mechanism and value of the clinical signs you are expected to know, and the conditions they indicate. Each chapter contains descriptions of clinical signs, a list of the conditions they are associated with (what conditions the signs indicate), an explanation of the mechanism and the ‘value’ of those signs (how reliable they are as an indication of a condition). There is a uniform set of subheadings for each sign: Description Condition/s associated with Mechanism/s Sign value The explanations for the mechanisms underlying each sign are brief but accurate and informative, and provide sufficient information for the reader to understand the mechanism: Signs are ordered alphabetically within each chapter outlining a specific body system. Extensive reference lists of up-to-date literature strengthen the authority of the content. Video and audio content presents real life evaluation scenarios of clinical signs. Clinical Pearls highlight the main signs which students and trainees should look out for to help them identify conditions with which the patients present. A Student Consult eBook is available with the purchase of a print book, and provides access to a total of 200 multiple choice questions covering the 7 body systems, to test students and trainees’ knowledge of the content. The eBook contains links to audio and video examples of particular signs which have to be heard or observed over a period of time in order to be identified correctly, e.g. Agonal respiration in Chapter 2 Respiratory Signs. New images are added to depict clinical signs where no images were present in the previous edition.

OSCE and Clinical Skills Handbook

Author: Katrina F. Hurley

Publisher: Saunders

ISBN: 9781926648156

Category: Medical

Page: 411

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Most medical schools use this form of evaluation as early of the first year of medicine. This text was designed as a study aid for medical students preparing for clinical skills exams. Colour insert added featuring dermatology photos for practical clinical use. Increase use of evidence-based examination skills where possible. Skills differentiated into essential skills and advanced skills. Enhanced coverage of general women's health in OB/GYN chapter.

The Practical Pocket Guide to History Taking and Clinical Examination

Author: Timothy Williamson,Lesley Thoms

Publisher: Radcliffe Pub

ISBN: 9781908911551

Category: Medical

Page: 171

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History taking and examination skills are vitally important in everyday practice. They are examined at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum and are constantly monitored at a postgraduate level. To become profi cient in history taking, key questions should be asked to quickly understand the exact nature of the illness. This invaluable guide specifi es the questions required for a focused history and details the key components of the ideal examination, resulting in the development of clinical skills that are timely, comprehensive, relevant and succinct. Clearly laid out and easy-to-read, The Practical Pocket Guide to History Taking and Clinical Examination is highly recommended for medical students and junior doctors wanting a practical, quick reference to aid confi dence and develop excellent clinical consultation skills. It is also ideal as an aide-memoire for exam preparation.

PACES for the MRCP

with 250 Clinical Cases

Author: Tim Hall

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702054666

Category: Medical

Page: 832

View: 1989

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The 3rd edition of PACES for the MRCP has been fully revised and updated throughout to retain its pole position as the textbook to accompany core medical training (CMT) and prepare candidates for success in the Practical Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills and a future specialty career. Features Fully revised for the new Station 5 and completely updated throughout. Promotes understanding and deeper learning of modern medicine applicable to PACES and the specialist registrar. Emphasis on clinical assessment – history-taking, examination and communication skills – equipping candidates with appropriate differential diagnoses from which to develop the right diagnosis. Encourages candidates to question why a diagnosis has arisen and consider its consequences. For example, ‘Heat failure’ is a not a diagnosis until a candidate has considered the differential diagnoses of breathlessness and decided why heart failure is most likely, and then considered its cause (not always ischaemic heart disease), its presentation (acute, chronic, left or right ventricular or both) and, most importantly, the effects of it and its treatments on a patient’s life. This 3rd edition of PACES for the MRCP continues to provide fully revised, up-to-date, evidence-based coverage of investigations and treatments. Whilst the emphasis of PACES is on clinical skills, candidates who understand when, for example, a patient with rheumatoid arthritis might benefit from a biologic agent and how this will influence inflammatory disease, is better equipped for success. A one-volume text giving candidates complete preparation for the PACES exam within one portable volume 250 cases organised into the 5 stations of the PACES exam – respiratory and abdominal system, history taking, cardiovascular and nervous system, communication and ethics and skin, locomotion, eyes and endocrine systems Engaging question-and-answer approach at the end of each case – excellent preparation for the exam Boxed tips highlight vital information – helps identify what is most important to remember Produced in full colour throughout Colour coding for each station Many more illustrations added - now over 300 clinical photographs and line drawings in colour Many more cases added, bringing the number up to 250 - 50 per station History-taking and communication skills stations now revised so that they exactly mimic the requirements of the exam

OSCEs for Medical Finals

Author: Hamed Khan,Iqbal Khan,Akhil Gupta,Sathiji Nageshwaran,Nazmul Hussain

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470659416

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 312

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OSCEs for Medical Finals has been written by doctors from a variety of specialties with extensive experience of medical education and of organising and examining OSCEs. The book and website package consists of the most common OSCE scenarios encountered in medical finals, together with checklists, similar to OSCE mark schemes, that cover all of the key learning points students need to succeed. Each topic checklist contains comprehensive exam-focussed advice on how to maximise performance together with a range of ‘insider's tips' on OSCE strategy and common OSCE pitfalls. Designed to provide enough coverage for those students who want to gain as many marks as possible in their OSCEs, and not just a book which will ensure students ‘scrape a pass', the book is fully supported by a companion website at www.wiley.com/go/khan/osces, containing: OSCE checklists from the book A survey of doctors and students of which OSCEs have a high chance of appearing in finals in each UK medical school

Essentials of Clinical Examination Handbook

Author: Justin Hall,Katrina Piggott,Miliana Vojvodic

Publisher: Thieme

ISBN: 1604069120

Category: Medical

Page: 640

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Medical, nursing, and physician assistant students should find the practical history and physical exam guidance in this book to be invaluable. As an introductory reference to primary-care patient encounters, the book is highly recommended. -- Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine Long heralded as a key guide for medical students, nurses, and physician assistants, Essentials of Clinical Examination Handbook, Seventh Edition is a concise yet comprehensive on-the-job reference for history-taking and physical exams that covers both standard exams and specialty-specific diagnostic approaches. Each chapter has been edited by several students and reviewed by faculty experts at the University of Toronto. This new edition includes updated and improved flow charts, mnemonics, illustrations, and clinical pearls, with a greater focus on evidence-based medicine across all topics.

Essential Examination

Step-by-step Guides to Clinical Examination Scenarios With Practical Tips and Key Facts for Osces

Author: Alasdair K. B. Ruthven

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781907904103

Category: Physical diagnosis

Page: 155

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The new edition of this hugely successful book has been revised and new sections added, whilst retaining its unique systematic format. If you are learning how to examine patients, or preparing for an OSCE, then you need "Essential Examination"!