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

View: 4234

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

View: 9277

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 Focused History Taking for OSCEs, Second Edition

Author: David Mccollum

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351723219

Category: Medical

Page: 280

View: 390

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.

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

View: 8854

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.

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: 5144

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.

Deconstructing the OSCE

Author: Duncan Harding

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198704879

Category: Medical

Page: 116

View: 4801

The OSCE forms the practical part of educational and professional medical examinations and is often challenging and expensive. Deconstructing the OSCE takes a fresh approach to passing OSCE exams, teaching readers how to tackle the exam in a new way. This book doesn't provide checklists of information needed for specific OSCE stations; instead it helps readers to develop generic strategies and skills that will lead to success in any OSCE exam regardless of specialty or level. Packed full of advice, practical tips, real life examples and exercises, this book will prepare candidates with the skills to prepare for effective OSCE study and strategies for overcoming common psychological hurdles and baggage. It also explores how to overcome past failures in the OSCE by overhauling previous study routines and suggesting new strategies for the road ahead. Ideal for trainee doctors sitting PACES, CASC or other OSCEs, medical students, allied medical practitioners, nurses and medical practitioners from overseas, Deconstructing the OSCE is full of practical advice to increase candidates' confidence and improve the chance of success in any OSCE scenario.

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

View: 6381

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"!

Data Interpretation for Medical Students

Author: Paul K. Hamilton,Paul Hamilton,Ian C. Bickle

Publisher: PasTest Ltd

ISBN: 190563577X

Category: Clinical indications

Page: 608

View: 2106

This new edition continues to instruct the medical student on all the modalities of investigation available to practising clinicians. It includes details of how to interpret each investigation, followed by a wide range of examples highlighting common patterns that should be recognised with a variety of scenarios to test understanding.

OSCEs for Medical Students

Author: Adam Feather

Publisher: PasTest Ltd

ISBN: 9781904627098

Category: Clinical medicine

Page: 311

View: 5228

Suitable for medical students approaching their final examinations, this title presents clinical examination stations and communication skills criteria. It includes information on the OSCE marking scheme. It covers: Cardiovascular Disease and Haematology; Respiratory Medicine; Rheumatology and Dermatology; and, Orthopaedics and Trauma.

A Practical Guide for Medical Teachers

Author: John Dent,Ronald M Harden,Dan Hunt

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702068934

Category: Medical

Page: 428

View: 9705

The Fifth Edition of the highly praised Practical Guide for Medical Teachers provides a bridge between the theoretical aspects of medical education and the delivery of enthusiastic and effective teaching in basic science and clinical medicine. Healthcare professionals are committed teachers and this book is an essential guide to help them maximise their performance. This highly regarded book recognises the importance of educational skills in the delivery of quality teaching in medicine. The contents offer valuable insights into all important aspects of medical education today. A leading educationalist from the USA joins the book’s editorial team. The continual emergence of new topics is recognised in this new edition with nine new chapters: The role of patients as teachers and assessors; Medical humanities; Decision-making; Alternative medicine; Global awareness; Education at a time of ubiquitous information; Programmative assessment; Student engagement; and Social accountability. An enlarged group of authors from more than 15 countries provides both an international perspective and a multi-professional approach to topics of interest to all healthcare teachers.

The Long Case OSCE

The Ultimate Guide for Medical Students

Author: Beth C. Walker,Marsha Y. Morgan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908911575

Category: Medical

Page: 251

View: 511

A solid knowledge base and good clinical skills don't necessarily guarantee examination success in the long case OSCE. This book really is the ultimate guide for medical students needing to combine their knowledge and skills with an ability to interpret the clinical findings, the proficiency to present them clearly and the confidence to deal with the examiners questions. Adopting a proven, highly effective approach, this revision aid uses role play with simulated patients to hone clinical examination and presentation skills. The fifty cases are divided into six areas; cardiology, respiratory, abdomen, neurology, musculoskeletal and surgery. Written by successful candidates and examiners, the guide poses a number of important and commonly asked examination questions for each case to assist in preparation and confidence, and model answers are provided to ensure an understanding of exactly what is required. Working in groups or independently, students will welcome the large, colourful format, the breakdown of marking schemes, an overview of examiners expectations, a guide to presenting clinical findings and innumerable insider' tips throughout.

The Unofficial Guide to Passing OSCEs

Candidate Briefings, Patient Briefings and Mark Schemes

Author: Zeshan Qureshi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910399057

Category: Diagnosis

Page: 433

View: 8213

Oxford Case Histories in Rheumatology

Author: Joel David,Anne Miller,Anushka Soni,Lyn Williamson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199587507

Category: Medical

Page: 281

View: 3278

Based around the core curriculum for specialist trainees, Oxford Case Histories in Rheumatology contains over 40 well-structured, peer-reviewed cases from the Oxford Hospitals, giving detailed coverage of the specialty, including diagnostic and management dilemmas. Each case comprises a brief clinical history and the relevant examination findings; details of investigations undertaken followed by questions on differential diagnosis and management; and detailed answers and discussion. The text is complimented by over 50 radiographic illustrations and an 8-page colour plate section. The question-and-answer format is designed to enhance the reader's diagnostic ability and clinical understanding. As part of the Oxford Case Histories series, this book is aimed at post-membership trainees and consultants and will be a useful resource for those preparing for exit examinations or revalidation. It will also be of interest to those who wish to improve their skills in diagnosis and management of a broad range of rheumatological disorders.

The Easy Guide to OSCEs for Communication Skills

Author: Muhammed Akunjee

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 1846193389

Category: Medical

Page: 232

View: 5349

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.

Tutorials in Differential Diagnosis

Author: Eric R. Beck,Robert L. Souhami,Michael Hanna

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780443061578

Category: Medical

Page: 250

View: 2690

This is an original and successful text which provides a series of tutorials in the problem-based approach to clinical medicine, as against the more common disease-based emphasis of most textbooks. It covers a full range of signs and symptoms as they are encountered in clinical practice and discusses them with the emphasis on those which are crucial in the differential diagnosis of the patient. Each chapter ends with an illustrated case history. Diagnostic algorithms help to summarise many of the cases and give an overview of the diagnostic pathway that has been set out in the text. A highly regarded and popular book Presents medicine as it is encountered both in learning and in practice Covers the commonest problems encountered Mirrors the teaching being done in medical schools Suitable for postgraduates as well as students. Two new authors join two of the existing authors Four new chapters are included on: Chronic fatigue Haematuria Stroke Movement disorders More diagnostic algorithms have been included. All chapters thoroughly revised. Complete new design to the book to give it a more modern appearance. A second colour introduced.

Davidson's Essentials of Medicine

Author: J. Alastair Innes

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702055956

Category: Medical

Page: 880

View: 792

For over half a century Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine has informed and educated students, doctors and other health professionals all over the world, providing a comprehensive account of the practice of medicine. Davidson’s Essentials of Medicine provides the core content of the main textbook in a condensed format which will be invaluable whenever you are on the move – whether commuting, travelling between training sites, or on electives. This book provides a distillation of the core information required for clinical studies in medicine. While retaining the acclaimed readability of the main textbook it presents the key information in a format more appropriate for practical clinical work. The contents have been carefully selected by a team of junior doctors, emphasising only the topics that will be essential for clinical studies. The book includes additional chapters of content to aid clinical practice including a practically-focussed chapter on therapeutics and a useful guide to interpreting major clinical investigations. The text draws directly on the depth and breadth of experience of the Davidson’s authors and its International Advisory Board. Updated to include key changes and new illustrations included in Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine.

OSCE and Clinical Skills Handbook

Author: Katrina F. Hurley

Publisher: Saunders

ISBN: 9781926648156

Category: Medical

Page: 411

View: 1822

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.

OSCE Stations for Medical Finals

Author: Adam Feather,Ashling Lillis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781905635801

Category: Clinical competence

Page: 403

View: 5178

This second new OSCE title delivers another set of up to date popular cases encountered on the wards and in the exams. OSCE Stations for Medical Finals Book 2: Scenarios is created to reflect current exam topics, each scenario is subdivided into 4 to 6 related tasks. The reader is guided through stations covering: history taking, clinical signs, data interpretation, and clinical therapeutics. By working methodically through the tasks the authors hope to promote the application and utilisation of knowledge and skills, asking candidates to think and act on the clinical information they have gathered. As the stations and tasks are linked, the candidate starts at station 1, and moves through each of the subsequent stations in the given order. Mirroring the real world, each task would be performed on the same patient.

Communication Skills for OSCEs

Author: Rachel Wamboldt,Niamh Loughran

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781907904998

Category: Communication in management

Page: 308

View: 4202

Communicationskills are the cornerstone of being a good doctor and there is a growing trendto incorporate these skills within the medical school curriculum. Medicalstudents are normally well-versed in the medical knowledge needed for theirOSCEs but often struggle with the key communication techniques required. Thisbook helps to overcome this by combining a practical approach to communicatingwith the essential clinical knowledge needed for a successfulconsultation. It is written bymedical students and junior doctors formedical students and junior doctors. Communication Skills for OSCEsis the first medical OSCEs book to focus on the keycommunication skills the medical student needs. Communication Skills for OSCEsprepares you for the examination setting but, indoing so, also provides the building blocks for good communication skillsthroughout your career.