Author: David Mccollum
Publisher: CRC Press
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.
A Comprehensive Guide for Medical Students
Author: David McCollum,Graham McCollum,Priha Shukla
Publisher: Radcliffe Press
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
Author: Nazmul Akunjee,Muhammed Akunjee
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
Category: Clinical medicine
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Author: Jo-Ann Reteguiz,Beverly Cornel-Avendano
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Appleton & Lange
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
A Practical Guide
Author: Chetan Trivedy,Matthew Hall,Andrew Parfitt
Publisher: CRC Press
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.
Author: Kaji Sritharan,Vivian A. Elwell,Guy Molyneux,Sachi Sivananthan
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
Category: Clinical medicine
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.
Author: Barbara Bates,Lynn S. Bickley,Robert A. Hoekelman
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
(1E 1989) Pocket guide to Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking LB#B1722 $51.95.
Step-by-step Guides to Clinical Examination Scenarios With Practical Tips and Key Facts for Osces
Author: Alasdair K. B. Ruthven
Category: Physical diagnosis
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"!
Author: Katrina F. Hurley
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.
Author: Hamed Khan,Iqbal Khan,Akhil Gupta,Sathiji Nageshwaran,Nazmul Hussain
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
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
Author: Mark Dennis,William Talbot Bowen,Lucy Cho
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
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.
Author: Justin Hall,Katrina Piggott,Miliana Vojvodic
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.
with 250 Clinical Cases
Author: Tim Hall
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
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: Paul K. Hamilton,Paul Hamilton,Ian C. Bickle
Publisher: PasTest Ltd
Category: Clinical indications
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.
Author: Muhammed Akunjee
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
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.
Author: Neel Burton
Category: Clinical medicine
This full-colour fifth edition of "Clinical Skills for OSCEs" has been updated, revised, and extended by a dynamic team of medical students and junior doctors from all over the UK.
Author: Mark Kauffman (DO.),Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies Associate Professor of Family Medicine Director Accelerated Physician Assistant Pathway Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine - Gannon University Erie Pennsylvania Mark Kauffman, Do
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
COMLEX Level 2-PE Review Guide is a comprehensive overview for osteopathic medical students preparing for the COMLEX Level 2-PE (Performance Evaluation) examination. COMLEX Level 2-PE Review Guide covers the components of History and Physical Examination found on the COMLEX Level 2-PE The components of history taking, expected problem specific physical exam based on the chief complaint, incorporation of osteopathic manipulation, instruction on how to develop a differential diagnosis, components of the therapeutic plan, components of the expected humanistic evaluation and documentation guidelines. The final chapter includes case examples providing practice scenarios that allow the students to practice the cases typically encountered on the COMLEX Level 2-PE These practice cases reduce the stress of the student by allowing them to experience the time constraints encountered during the COMLEX Level 2-PE. This text is a one-of-a-kind resource as the leading COMLEX Level 2-PE board review book. Offers practical suggestions and mnemonics to trigger student memory allowing for completeness of historical data collection. Provides a method of approach that reduces memorization but allows fluidity of the interview and exam process. Organizes the approach to patient interview and examination and provides structure to plan development. Describes the humanistic domain for student understanding of the areas being evaluated."