OSCE and Clinical Skills Handbook

  • Peter Green
    • Rose Mengual
    • By

      • Katrina Hurley, MD, MHI, FRCPC, Director, Medical Informatics, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University

      Developed to be a unique study guide for medical students preparing for their OSCE examinations. It summarizes important history and physical examination skills and is a practical review for all level of medical students. The book is organized by major body systems, and is designed to facilitate both individual and group study. It also includes samples OSCE scenarios and checklists.
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      Medical students, interns and residents preparing for OSCE exams


Book information

  • Published: March 2011
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-926648-15-6

Table of Contents


What is an OSCE?

How is an OSCE Graded?

How Should I Prepare for an OSCE?

How To Use This Book



Cross-Cultural Communication

Breaking Bad News

Medical History


Summative Objectives


Chapter 1: Cardiovascular System

Chapter 2: Respiratory System

Chapter 3: Gastrointestinal System

Chapter 4: Genitourinary System

Chapter 5: Nervous System

Chapter 6: Musculoskeletal System

Chapter 7: Dermatology

Chapter 8: Hematology

Chapter 9: Endocrinology

Chapter 10: Psychiatry

Chapter 11: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Chapter 12: Pediatrics

Chapter 13: Geriatrics

Chapter 14: Ethics

Appendix A: Sample In-Depth OSCE Case