Objective Structured Clinical Examinations

This book, Objective Structured Clinical Exams: 10 Steps to Planning and Implementing OSCEs and other Standardized Patient Exercises, serves as a comprehensive how-to manual and addresses the need for best practice guidelines.

Objective Structured Clinical Examinations

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.

Objective Structured Clinical Examination in Intensive Care Medicine

This book is an important preparatory tool crucial to the armamentarium of any candidate preparing for an ICM exam.

Objective Structured Clinical Examination in Intensive Care Medicine

The objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) has become widely employed in intensive care medicine (ICM) exams such as the UK Final Fellowship of Intensive Care Medicine (FFICM), the European Diploma of Intensive Care (EDIC) exam, or the Australia and New Zealand Fellowship of the College of Intensive Care Medicine (CICM). This book is not only an essential tool for the rehearsal of OSCEs in preparation for these exams, but also for American and Indian exams, and any other exams within the field of intensive care medicine. The OSCE is a style of examination that requires the candidate to present specific information in a short space of time matched to a prescriptive mark scheme. This book allows candidates preparing for an ICM OSCE to format their knowledge for this type of examination whilst practising and rehearsing against time. The 60 OSCE stations provide a broad array of topics from past exams ranging across the training ICM curriculums. The mark schemes are presented in a short, punctuated form allowing the candidate access to important points, ideal at the sharp end of an exam campaign. The 5 sets of OSCE exams are designed to run as a set of 12. Each set will have an array of clinical scenarios requiring swift assessment, diagnosis, recommendations for investigations and management, whilst also exploring aspects of pathophysiology. There are a number of data-interpretation tools that are incorporated into clinical scenarios as well as standalone stations for electrocardiogram and radiology analysis. This book is an important preparatory tool crucial to the armamentarium of any candidate preparing for an ICM exam.

Objective Structured Clinical Examination

Preparing for an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) is very different from preparing for a theoretical knowledge examination - your clinical skills and performance will be tested rather than just your knowledge of the theory.

Objective Structured Clinical Examination

Preparing for an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) is very different from preparing for a theoretical knowledge examination - your clinical skills and performance will be tested rather than just your knowledge of the theory. It is important to understand how to achieve the best results in an OSCE, and this handy pocket-sized guide describes each clinical skill in turn to help you feel confident and prepared for the exam. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.

The Objective Structured Clinical Examination Review

This review book comprehensively covers most aspects of the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).

The Objective Structured Clinical Examination Review

This review book comprehensively covers most aspects of the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). Each chapter provides a meticulous overview of a topic featured in the OSCE, including general surgery, pediatrics, psychiatry, obstetrics and gynecology, gastroenterology, geriatrics, hematology, and ethics. Common scenarios for each topic are featured in every chapter, accompanied by instructions and tips on how to take a patient's history, diagnose a patient, discuss treatment options, and address patient concerns under each scenario. Possible areas of difficulty, common candidate mistakes made, and important differential diagnosis are outlined in each chapter. The text is also supplemented with check-lists, photographs, and tables for enhanced readability and ease of use. Written by experts in their respective fields, The Objective Structured Clinical Examination Review is a valuable resource for medical students and residents preparing for the OSCE.

The Definitive Guide to the OSCE

The new book is the definitive text on the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), providing an easily accessible account of the breadth and depth of experience gained worldwide from its use in a wide range of contexts and in ...

The Definitive Guide to the OSCE

The new book is the definitive text on the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), providing an easily accessible account of the breadth and depth of experience gained worldwide from its use in a wide range of contexts and in different phases of education. The lessons learned from these diverse experiences are included throughout the text. Used globally in all phases of education in the different healthcare professions, the OSCE was first described by the lead author, Harden, in 1975 and it is now the gold standard for performance assessment. The new book is the definitive text on the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), providing an easily accessible account of the breadth and depth of experience gained worldwide from its use in a wide range of contexts and in different phases of education. The lessons learned from these diverse experiences are included throughout the text. Used globally in all phases of education in the different healthcare professions, the OSCE was first described by the lead author, Harden, in 1975 and it is now the gold standard for performance assessment.

An Essential Guide to Developing Implementing and Evaluating Objective Structured Clinical Examination OSCE

The aim of this book is to provide a comprehensive and practical guide for developing and implementing an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) for the medical educators/health sciences educators/tutors/faculty/clinicians/OSCE ...

An Essential Guide to Developing  Implementing  and Evaluating Objective Structured Clinical Examination  OSCE

The aim of this book is to provide a comprehensive and practical guide for developing and implementing an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) for the medical educators/health sciences educators/tutors/faculty/clinicians/OSCE planners, who are involved in clinical teaching and assessment of students, trainees and residents. The book starts with the essential theoretical foundation before progressing to the practical implementation steps. It contains a good balance of medical education research and practical tips to provide readers an easy to digest, yet comprehensive, guide for the implementation of OSCE as an appropriate assessment tool. Contents:The Birth and Propagation of the OSCEThe OSCE in the Context of a Holistic AssessmentValue of the OSCE as an Assessment ToolSelecting the Skills to be Tested in an OSCE through BlueprintingUtilizing Different Formats of OSCE for Greater EfficiencyWriting OSCE StationsCreating a Scoring Template for Assigning MarksPreparing Patients for the OSCEPreparing Simulators for the OSCEPreparing the Groundwork for Conducting an OSCE Determining Passes and Fails in an OSCEPost-Assessment Quality AssuranceFeedback, Moderation, and BankingHelping Poorly Performing Students in an OSCEOSCE as a Tool for the Selection of ApplicantsFrequently Asked Questions about the OSCE Readership: Medical Educators, Health Science Educators, Clinicians, Tutors, Examiners, OSCE Planners, Trainees to prepare themselves to take OSCE. Key Features:The book is written not only to guide educators to develop and conduct OSCEs, but also for post–exam evaluation and analysis of such activity to assure quality assessmentThe book is also unique in the presentation of specific topics, such as OSCE for selection of candidates for a specific educational program, quality assurance, helping students with poor performance, where little is written in a book or a guide format. Also, for those who want to have a quick answer to their queries, a compilation of 'Frequently Asked Questions' is presented at the end of the bookThe three authors of the book from three different countries and with affiliations to reputed educational institutes world over (not only in their own countries), have substantial practical experience in developing, conducting and evaluating OSCEs. In addition they have wide international experience in working as resources persons for workshops and staff development programs on OSCE. All three are holding degrees in Medical Education as well as practicing physicians, with extensive experience in clinical teaching and assessmentKeywords:OSCE;Clinical Assessment;Clinical Examinations;Simulated Patient;Standardized Patients;Standard Setting;Evaluation;Real Patent;Short Case;Long Case;Mini-CEX

Nursing Health Survival Guide Objective Structured Clinical Examination OSCE

Preparing for an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) is very different from preparing for a theoretical knowledge examination - your clinical skills and performance will be tested rather than just your knowledge of the theory.

Nursing   Health Survival Guide  Objective Structured Clinical Examination  OSCE

Preparing for an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) is very different from preparing for a theoretical knowledge examination - your clinical skills and performance will be tested rather than just your knowledge of the theory. It is important to understand how to achieve the best results in an OSCE, and this handy pocket-sized guide describes each clinical skill in turn to help you feel confident and prepared for the exam. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.

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

Get real answers to your questions in this groundbreaking book: * How do I approach the standardized patient exams? * How do I study for this examination? * How much time do I have with each patient? * How will I be graded? * How can I ...

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

* Presents more than 60 cases in the core areas of medicine to assess students interpersonal and physical diagnosis skills* Most medical students take the OSCE and CSA exams

The Objective Structured Clinical Examination in Anaesthesia

The authors of this book have a rich experience in successfully conducting OSCE courses in the United Kingdom.

The Objective Structured Clinical Examination in Anaesthesia

The Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) is a highly reliable and valid tool for the evaluation of trainees in anaesthesia. It enables examiners and trainers to assess a number of competencies in an organised way. Performance in the OSCE is considered to be a fair reflection of the level of knowledge and skill attained during anaesthesia training. Apart from having a wide and deep knowledge on the subject, trainees are expected to have the capacity to demonstrate their competency in a short period of time allotted for each station. The authors of this book have a rich experience in successfully conducting OSCE courses in the United Kingdom. The sample OSCE sets in the book closely simulate the style and content of the Royal College of Anaesthetists' examination format. The book contains 100 OSCE stations with answers based on key practical procedures, clinical skills, communication skills, data interpretation, anaesthetic equipment and the management of critical incidents on a simulator. The answers are presented thoroughly and clearly. The tutorial on the relevant topic and additional key points at the end of each station, together with more than 100 illustrations throughout the book will complement the reader's overall understanding. The marking system signifies the relevance of each question, enabling objective assessment of knowledge and practical skills. This book will also help candidates all over the world to pass highly competitive postgraduate examinations in anaesthesia. It is an invaluable educational resource for all anaesthetists.

The Objective Structured Clinical Examination

This book will interest those concerned about the ethical dimensions of assessment and the intersection of examination, equity, globalization and social control.

The Objective Structured Clinical Examination

The invention of the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) represented a radical break with forms of examination traditionally used to assess the competence of medical students. Unlike written or bed-side exams, an OSCE required students to perform with a series of actors in fixed-interval simulated scenarios. The technique spread rapidly and today OSCEs are used around the globe to assess health professionals. This Foucauldian socio-history explores how discourses of performance, psychometrics and production have legitimized the widespread adoption of OSCEs. Probing an archive of over 600 published articles, interviews with 25 key informants in Europe and America and visits to key universities and testing organizations, the author documents how these discourses have led to substantial changes in the way competence is understood. This book will interest those concerned about the ethical dimensions of assessment and the intersection of examination, equity, globalization and social control.

Objective Structured Clinical Examination in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

The book will aim to test the candidate’s competence in history taking and physical examination; factual knowledge; interpretation of laboratory reports; recognition of pathological conditions (from photographs and presented symptoms and ...

Objective Structured Clinical Examination in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination) is a new technique for examining medical students and junior doctors. Essentially it involves candidates tackling a series of situations in a problem-orientated manner. For example, these may be an x-ray and some clinical examination results from a patient, a piece of equipment that the candidate must describe how to use, or a pathology specimen that is unclear, etc.

Objective Structured Clinical Examination OSCE

We have written this book with you in mind, to enable you to develop a set study skills specifically suited to help you achieve success with your OSCE test. This book will help you with your pracctical preparations.

Objective Structured Clinical Examination  OSCE

Welcome to how to pass your OSCE-a guide to success at the Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences. We have written this book with you in mind, to enable you to develop a set study skills specifically suited to help you achieve success with your OSCE test. This book will help you with your pracctical preparations. OSCEs are valuable way of assessing proficiency in range of clinically- focused skills and knowledge, so they are widely used as fundamental assessment strategy in across the world.This book will provide a general overview and general guidance in relation to simulated examinations in health care. This illustrated book contains essential information about OSCEs including clear explanations of what a typical OSCE will entail, details on what types of skills and knowledge you may be assessed on and hints on what the examiner will be looking for.

Objective Structured Clinical Examination for Psychiatric Trainees

A practical revision book aimed at psychiatric trainees this text follows on from volume I, offering further case scenarios for psychiatric trainees sitting the objective structured clinical examinations. each question also has model ...

Objective Structured Clinical Examination for Psychiatric Trainees

A practical revision book aimed at psychiatric trainees this text follows on from volume I, offering further case scenarios for psychiatric trainees sitting the objective structured clinical examinations. each question also has model answers and a marking grid for examiners.

Mastering the OSCE CSA

This text presents a study tool for those preparing for Step 2 of the USMLE, concentrating on the OSCE and CSA simulated patient examinations.

Mastering the OSCE CSA

This text presents a study tool for those preparing for Step 2 of the USMLE, concentrating on the OSCE and CSA simulated patient examinations. Working with actors posing as standardized patients, students must accurately examine, communicate with, and diagnose these patients and their clinical signs.