OSCE and Clinical Skills Handbook

OSCE and Clinical Skills Handbook

2nd Edition - March 3, 2011

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  • Author: Katrina Hurley
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781926648156

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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.

Key Features

  • Emphasis on basic clinical skills facilitates learning by junior medical students.

  • Question and answer format suitable to a variety of learning levels facilitates the learning of basic skills for junior medical students and helps senior medical students develop an approach to clinical symptomatology.

  • Important points are presented in an easy-to-read bulleted list format.

  • Sample OSCE Scenarios and Sample Checklists provide accurate and realistic simulations of the OSCE exam format for students.

  • The OSCE Checklist Template enables students to construct their own sample checklists using cases from the book and helps them develop an approach to a variety of clinical scenarios.

  • A sample in-depth OSCE case provides an opportunity for practice.

  • The body systems approach and tabbing system provide fast and easy access to the content.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction

    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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 448
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Saunders Canada 2011
  • Published: March 3, 2011
  • Imprint: Saunders Canada
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781926648156

About the Author

Katrina Hurley

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Medical Informatics, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University

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