Fundamental Clinical Situations

A Practical OSCE Study Guide

By

  • Pieter Jugovic, MD, MSc, CCFP, Director of the Inpatient Family Medicine Service, Toronto East General Hospital; Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Richard Bitar, MD, MSc, Department of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto
  • Laura McAdam, MD, Resident, Pediatrics, University of Calgary

Written by med students, for med students, Fundamental Clinical Situations is a handbook designed as a comprehensive prep review for the OSCE's. Designed to be used by teams, it includes over 68 scenarios, complete with evaluation checklists and questions and answers. The scenarios range from common to special procedures. The book also provides the reader with criteria to enable them to self-assess interpersonal skills with patients.
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Book information

  • Published: July 2003
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-0-920513-71-2


Table of Contents

I. Introduction

An Approach to the OSCE

Global Evaluation Criteria

II. Scenarios for Directed Histories

Amenorrhea

Anemia

Dementia

Diabetes

Diarrhea

Elderly

Failure to Thrive

Fever

Gay and Lesbian Health Issues

Headache

HIV

Hpyertension (Management)

Insomnia

Menorrhagia

Nausea and Vomiting

Obstructed Bowel

Oliguria

Oral Contraception

Otitis Media

Overdose

Palpitations (Heart)

Physical Abuse

Postoperative Fever

Preoperative Patient

Renal Colic

Seizures

Sexual Abuse

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Urinary Tract Infection

Well Baby

III. Scenarios for Directed Histories and Physical Exams

Acute Abdomen

Alcoholism

Asthma

Back Pain

Breast Lump

Chest Pain

Congestive Heart Failure

Cough

Craniofacial Trauma

Dementia

Eating Disorders

Hand Trauma

Meningitis

Obesity

Peripheral Vascular Disease

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Stroke

Thyroid

Trauma (Primary Survey)

Trauma (Secondary Survey)

IV. Physical Examination

Coordination

Cranial Nerves

Hip

Hypertension (Complications)

Knee

Lymph Nodes

Parkinson's Disease

Pulsus Paradoxus

Shoulder

Volume Status

V. Special Scenarios

Abdominal X-Ray

Angry Patient

Bad News

Chest X-Ray

Chronic Disease

Competency (Medical Decision Making)

Elder Abuse

VI. Abbreviations

VII. References

VIII. Appendices


A. Normal Laboratory Values

B. Dermatome Map

C. X-Rays

D. Brand Names in Canada, Australia, and the United States