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.
David Foskett,Neil Rippington,Patricia Paskins,Steve Thorpe
Author: David Foskett,Neil Rippington,Patricia Paskins,Steve Thorpe
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Study Aids
Master culinary skills and prepare for assessment with the book which professional chefs have relied on for over 50 years to match the qualification and support their training and careers. With 460 recipes covering both classic dishes and the latest methods used in real, Michelin-starred kitchens, this book is structured exactly around the units and requirements of the Level 2 Professional Cookery Diploma (VRQ) to make perfecting culinary techniques, meeting the qualification requirements and preparing for assessments easier than ever before. - Break down key techniques with 50 step-by-step photo sequences - Hone your presentation skills with photos of each recipe - Test your understanding with questions at the end of each unit - Prepare for assignments, written tests and synoptic assessments with the new assessment section - Access professional demonstration videos with links throughout the book
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
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.
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.
If you are teaching or training to teach vocational learners across the further education and skills sector or in the workplace, this is your essential guide. Teaching and Training Vocational Learners is a focused text written to support those who are working with vocational learners, taking into account the specific needs of this group. It provides practical advice and guidance to help you to shape your approach to teaching, learning and assessment. It has comprehensive coverage of the learning you need to prepare you to teach. Throughout, the authors offer a range of exciting and practical examples to help you to expand your 'vocational teaching toolkit'. Included are lesson plans, assessment grids, assignment briefs, ideas to engage employers, help on marking vocational evidence, planning trips and visits and much more.
Practical Language Testing equips you with the skills, knowledge and principles necessary to understand and construct language tests. This intensely practical book gives guidelines on the design of assessments within the classroom, and provides the necessary tools to analyse and improve assessments, as well as deal with alignment to externally imposed standards. Testing is situated both within the classroom and within the larger social context, and readers are provided the knowledge necessary to make realistic and fair decisions about the use and implementation of tests. The book explains the normative role of large scale testing and provides alternatives that the reader can adapt to their own context. This fulfils the dual purpose of providing the reader with the knowledge they need to prepare learners for tests, and the practical skills for using assessment for learning. Practical Language Testing is the ideal introduction for students of applied linguistics, TESOL and modern foreign language teaching as well as practicing teachers required to design or implement language testing programmes. The book is supported by frequently updated online resources at http://languagetesting.info/ including sets of scenarios providing resources to study aviation English assessment, call centre assessment, military language assessment, and medical language assessment. The materials can be used to structure debates and seminars, with pre-reading and video activities. Practical Language Testing was commended as a 2012 runner-up of the prestigious SAGE/ILTA Award for Best Book on Language Testing.
Develop your students' knowledge and understanding of food and nutrition, improve their practical food preparation and cooking skills and prepare them for assessment with this book for the new OCR Food Preparation and Nutrition GCSE. - Explains all food and nutrition concepts clearly, including simple definitions of key words - Helps students to apply their knowledge and understanding with engaging practical activities throughout, including photographs to illustrate all of the key techniques - Differentiates with stretch and challenge activities to ensure progression and to challenge more able learners - Prepares students for assessment with clear guidance on the Food Investigation and Food Preparation assessments, as well as advice and practice questions to help them prepare for the written 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.
Essential Preparation for Psychometric Tests Group and Role-play Exercises Panel Interviews and Presentations
Author: Harry Tolley,Robert Wood
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
Category: Business & Economics
When applying for a new job or promotion many people face the rigours of an assessment centre. Many organisations, in both the public and private sectors, use these extended forms of assessment for selection purposes to guarantee they pick the candidate who will be the best fit for the company. However candidates often fail to do themselves justice as they are unaware of the different type of assessment tasks they may have to undertake. How to Succeed at an Assessment Centre provides ideal preparation for assessment events and gives expert advice on all the key issues such as how the assessments are conducted, how to behave in formal and informal situations as well as how to prepare for the different forms of assessment. With a plethora of practice questions, answers and explanations, How to Succeed at an Assessment Centre gives essential practical advice on the many different assessment processes, from group exercises to panel interviews and presentations.
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.
The modern dependence upon information technology and the corresponding information security regulations and requirements force companies to evaluate the security of their core business processes, mission critical data, and supporting IT environment. Combine this with a slowdown in IT spending resulting in justifications of every purchase, and security professionals are forced to scramble to find comprehensive and effective ways to assess their environment in order to discover and prioritize vulnerabilities, and to develop cost-effective solutions that show benefit to the business. A Practical Guide to Security Assessments is a process-focused approach that presents a structured methodology for conducting assessments. The key element of the methodology is an understanding of business goals and processes, and how security measures are aligned with business risks. The guide also emphasizes that resulting security recommendations should be cost-effective and commensurate with the security risk. The methodology described serves as a foundation for building and maintaining an information security program. In addition to the methodology, the book includes an Appendix that contains questionnaires that can be modified and used to conduct security assessments. This guide is for security professionals who can immediately apply the methodology on the job, and also benefits management who can use the methodology to better understand information security and identify areas for improvement.
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.
This text aims to provide university lecturers with practical guidelines for the effective teaching and assessment of students. The topics discussed include course planning and preparation, delivery and presentation, classroom management, student feedback and much more.
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.
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.