Author: Catherine Goulding,Maggi Blezard,Lorraine Allan
Category: Veterinary medicine
This is the latest book in the PasTest revision series reflecting the most up-to-date curriculum and is a real exam-based book that should help veterinary nurses through each stage of the practical oral exam. It is structured on the four practical exams of diagnostic nursing, surgical nursing, radiography and medical nursing.
Written by a senior examiner, Richard Fosbery, this OCR AS/A2 Biology Student Unit Guide is the essential study companion for Units F213 and F216: Practical Skills in Biology.This full-colour book includes all you need to know to prepare for your Unit F213 and Unit F216 assessments: clear guidance on the range of practical apparatus and techniques that you need to know about and an overview of the scientific method of testing ideas by experimentationexaminer's advice throughout, so you will know what to expect in the assessments and will be able to demonstrate the skills requiredsample investigation tasks for extra practice before your assessments
Designing Performance Assessment Systems for Urban Teacher Preparation presents an argument for, and invites, critical examination of teacher preparation and assessment practices--in light of both the complexity and demands of urban settings and the theories of learning and learning to teach that guide teacher education practices. This dynamic approach distinguishes the authors' stance on urban teacher assessment as one that can help address social justice issues related to gender, race, socioeconomic class, and other differences, and at the same time promote the professional development of all educators engaged in the process of learning to teach. The contextually bound, sociocultural stance that informs this book promises greater teacher and student achievement. Culminating six years of vital dialogue and focused, local activity among teachers and teacher educators from institutions in the Urban Network to Improve Teacher Education, Designing Performance Assessment Systems for Urban Teacher Preparation presents: *the historical context that was examined for this work, a theoretical framework to undergrad teacher preparation assessment, and design principles to guide the development of assessment systems; *four case studies of participants' struggles and successes in designing and implementing these systems; and *a discussion of the importance of context and current trends in assessment practices in urban teaching. This volume is particularly relevant for university and school-based teacher educators who help prepare teachers to work in urban schools, and for personnel in state departments of education and other agencies who are responsible for certification and beginning teacher support. While the focus is on preparing teachers for urban settings, the theoretical and practical foundations and the case studies have broad implications and provide useful insights for anyone involved in developing and using performance assessment systems--teacher educators, university and school administrators, classroom teachers, and educational researchers.
Reflecting the latest exam developments and covering the entire syllabus, this book focuses on providing complete revision coverage for the PACES exam. It is divided into five easy-to-use chapters, each representing a station from the exam, and integrates both the clinical and non-clinical aspects of the exam. It presents a wide range of commonly asked stations with detailed information laid out in a clear, concise manner, aided by photographs and diagrams.
Author: Herb Amato,Christy Venable Hawkins,Steven L. Cole
Practical Exam Preparation Guide of Clinical Skills for Athletic Training is a new study guide for the athletic training student that will aid in preparation for the practical portion of the NATABOC certification exam. This learning tool will also serve as a means of developing entry-level clinical skills as part of the Learning Over Time concept. The majority of clinical skills included in this book are specific outcomes of Clinical Proficiencies referenced in the NATA Athletic Training Educational Competencies. The user-friendly format makes this study tool a valuable component of exam preparation. The student will be able to learn, practice, and test clinical skills with an easy-to-follow checklist design. The clinical educator will also benefit from this useful reference as a way to document when clinical skills have been taught, practiced, evaluated and mastered by the student. The learning of these skills is a key component in the future mastery of clinical proficiencies. Clinical Education documentation is a commonly weak program area and is a major focus of Practical Exam Preparation Guide of Clinical Skills for Athletic Training. A rating scale makes it easy to see when and where a clinical skill has met the minimum standard set by an individual program. Another added benefit is the inclusion of weighted practical exams that can be used by the student for studying or by the clinical educator for testing and assessment. Perfect for the student or educator, Practical Exam Preparation Guide of Clinical Skills for Athletic Training provides a wealth of information in one handy reference, from practical exams to clinical skills. This comprehensive resource is necessary for all the field of athletic training. Features: 3 weighted practical exams. Easy-to-follow checklist design. Clinical Education documentation. Supply lists for each clinical skill.
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
Aimed at the higher education and further education practitioner, this title aims to build on work already done on quality assessment and to take it further by asking questions about what can be learned from assessment and how it can be developed in a positive way.
This updated and expanded edition continues to provide the concepts and methods that have helped officers of all ranks be successful in local, county, state, and federal law enforcement promotional processes. The book’s unique perspective provides insights not found elsewhere and presents them in an informative, entertaining, and encouraging way. Every section–from the history of the process to thought-structuring aids that are easy to remember and use–contains principles, concepts, and practical application guidelines that will increase assessment scores and improve job effectiveness after promotion. New chapters to this edition include Video in Your Assessment Center, Putting the Process All Together, Command-Level and Executive Assessment Centers, and A Close-up Look at Role-Play. The text is extensively researched, contains real-life testing scenarios, and is based on established supervisory and managerial concepts, plus valid testing and performance techniques.
A brief but comprehensive introduction to the field and pragmatic guidance on the implementation of a sound quality system in the organization. It provides an enhanced knowledge of software inspections, metrics, process involvement, assessment of organization, problem solving, customer satisfaction surveys, the CMM, SPICE, and formal methods. Sample material on software inspections, metrics, and customer satisfaction can be adapted by readers to their respective organizations. In addition, readers will gain a detailed understanding of the principles of software quality management and software process improvement. Concepts can then be readily applied to assist improvement programs within organizations.
A Guide to Success in Advanced Clinical Skills Assessment
Author: Helen Ward,Julian Barratt
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
This book aims to provide an easily accessible quick reference guide for advanced nursing students preparing to undertake practical examinations to assess advanced clinical practice competence, and students preparing for practical examinations in non-medical prescribing assessment. These examinations are commonly known as objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs). The book is a preparation and revision tool, designed to be read in conjunction with any recommended core clinical textbooks: however, along with giving students step-by-step instructions on performing well in OSCE scenarios, it also gives guidance to academic staff on preparing to teach and mark OSCEs. This book uses a case study approach to OSCEs in a coherent, consistent, and easily understandable style. Both authors are clinical academic nurse practitioners who regularly work in clinical practice in conjunction with teaching advanced nurse practitioner and non-medical prescribing students.
Advanced Clinical Evaluation System for Practical Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills
Author: Ajith Jayasekera
Publisher: aces for paces
A.C.E.S for P.A.C.E.S. is a book on clinical skills for doctors attempting the M.R.C.P. P.A.C.E.S examination. It is also suitable for undergraduates, postgraduates and practicing clinicians. The book analyses the M.R.C.P P.A.C.E.S examination .It then analyses the principles of clinical methods, describes techniques in detail and gives relevant findings and their causes. In More Detail: A.C.E.S for P.A.C.E.S. starts off with a short discussion of examinations in general and then discusses the M.R.C.P P.A.C.E.S. examination in detail. The next part of the book is an analysis and then a discussion of clinical skills followed by a general outline on how one should approach the development of clinical skills. A detailed discussion of the organ systems follows with a chapter dedicated to each system. Each chapter is divided into three sections. Initially there is a detailed description of clinical method. Next there is an outline of the common conditions that may occur in relation to each system. The final section of each chapter contains a description of clinical findings and the conditions in which they occur. The approach taken by this book is a description of the findings that may occur at each step of the clinical encounter. The last chapter discusses communication and ethics. This chapter begins with an analysis of the way in which candidates are assessed at examinations. It then analyses communication and ethics and describes a method of communication. An appendix is included which gives a summary of history taking and examination techniques for each system.
Risk assessment has become the backbone of Health and Safety management in the UK and elsewhere. Employers have a legal duty to prove that risk assessments have been carried out and precautions have been implemented as far as (reasonably) practicable. Mike Bateman demystifies the risk assessment process and how it relates to UK legislation. He covers both the general techniques and the assessment of specific risks, such as hazardous substances (COSHH), noise, manual handling, DSE workstations, PPE, fire, asbestos and work at height. The book is designed to be user-friendly rather than overly legalistic or academic and tells the reader how to go about risk assessment, not just what the legislation requires. It contains numerous checklists, forms and worked examples for a variety of hazards and industries. This edition has been updated to take into account the impact of the following regulations on risk assessments: * Work at Height Regulations 2005 - full new chapter * Noise at Work Regulations 2006 * Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (RRFSO) 2006 * Revisions to Construction (Design and Management) (CDM) Regulations Mike Bateman runs his own health and safety consultancy and specialises in risk assessments. He is a corporate member of IOSH and a registered health and safety practitioner. * Comprehensive coverage of risk assessments and how they relate to UK legislation * Practical approach with numerous checklists and forms - no need to re-invent the wheel! * Covers all the main hazards and industries
Biosensor Technologies, Hyperspectral Imaging and Practical Applications
Author: Arun K. Bhunia,Moon S. Kim,Chris R. Taitt
Category: Technology & Engineering
Recent advances in array-based detectors and imaging technologies have provided high throughput systems that can operate within a substantially reduced timeframe and other techniques that can detect multiple contaminants at one time. These technologies are revolutionary in terms of food safety assessment in manufacturing, and will also have a significant impact on areas such as public health and food defence. This book summarizes the latest research and applications of sensor technologies for online and high throughput screening of food. The book first introduces high throughput screening strategies and technology platforms, and discusses key issues in sample collection and preparation. The subsequent chapters are then grouped into four sections: Part I reviews biorecognition techniques; Part II covers the use of optical biosensors and hyperspectral imaging in food safety assessment; Part III focuses on electrochemical and mass-based transducers; and finally Part IV deals with the application of these safety assessment technologies in specific food products, including meat and poultry, seafood, fruits and vegetables. Summarises the latest research on sensor technologies for online and high-throughput screening of food Covers high-throughput screening and the current and forecast state of rapid contaminant detection technologies Looks at the use of optical and electrochemical biosensors and hyperspectral imaging in food safety assessment and the application of these technologies in specific food products
Child and Family Assessment is based on Ian Wilkinson's extensive experience of working with troubled children and families over the last twenty years. This completely revised and updated edition of Family Assessment (Gardner Press, 1993) combines a clear summary of current knowledge with practical, detailed and adaptable procedures for practitioner use. Part one reviews the literature on child and family assessment; part two discusses the practical issues involved and provides detailed guidelines for practitioners; a final part examines the relationship between clinical practice, assessment and science with respect to children and families. Written from an eclectic point of view in a clear and precise style, using common sense terms, this book will be an essential guide for all those in the helping professions, including therapists, psychologists, doctors, nurses, social workers and lawyers.
A Practical Guide for School Leaders, Managers, Teachers and Higher-Level Teaching Assistants
Author: Anne Watkinson
There are more than 200,000 teaching assistants(TAs) in the UK. This comprehensive, practical book deals with how to make use of them effectively. Written by a recognised authority on TAs the book investigates the roles of leadership and management the various roles of TAs and what distinguishes them from other support staff the whole-school learning environment Auditing the needs of the school and the needs of the TAs good practice in appointing and developing TAs – technicalities, examples and proforma. using a TA in the classroom - guidance for teachers leading a team of TAs. This supportive and stimulating book is complemented with practical and effective strategies for managing TAs. TAs can contribute to higher standards for pupils, better curriculum delivery, improved work-life balance and effectiveness for teachers and support for whole school policies. Including examples of good practice, real-life accounts, research evidence, sources of help and suggestions for further reading, this book provides all the guidance a manager will need to help them make the best use of their TAs.
Offers practical tips for integrating test preparation into teaching and includes classroom examples, scenarios, checklists, dialogues, and student work samples to illustrate multiple assessment formats.
In 2000 OpdenKamp Registration & Notification organized a two-day symposium in The Hague, The Netherlands, on `The Practical Applicability of Toxicokinetic Models in the Risk Assessment of Chemicals'. Several speakers from Europe and the United States were invited to present the different aspects. A vast range of areas was discussed in relation to toxicological modeling and risk assessment, such as occupational toxicology and biomonitoring, exposure to organic solvents and crop protection products, dose-response relations in carcinogenicity, regulatory toxicology, estimation of dermal penetration, uptake and disposition of organic chemicals in fish, the possibilities of in vitro methods in hazard and risk assessment, and the extrapolation between animal and human species. Based on their presentations, the speakers prepared comprehensive papers for this symposium book, reflecting the state of the art of modeling and toxicological risk assessment at the beginning of the third millennium.