OSCE and Clinical Skills Handbook. Edition No. 2

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  • 448 Pages
  • Elsevier Health Science
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During their education, medical students must learn and develop the fundamental history-taking and physical examination skills to prepare them for their medical careers. In an effort to standardize the clinical evaluations of these skills, North American medical schools use Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs). Medical students and residents perform clinical tasks with a simulated patient and the student is evaluated on the questions that are asked of the "patient” and how the physical examination is conducted. These are generally evaluated in a checklist manner, with appropriate actions receiving a checkmark.
Most medical schools use this form of evaluation as early as the first year of medicine. The OSCE and Clinical Skills Handbook was designed as a study aid for medical students preparing for these examinations. It summarizes important history and physical examination skills but also presents the information in a Q & A format, designed to facilitate both individual and group study. It is a practical review for medical students of all levels. The various disorders are described in such a way as to guide the less experienced while also including a more sophisticated multi-system perspective.
The OSCE and Clinical Skills Handbook will be a valuable comprehensive reference to which any level of student can return often.

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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
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Hurley, Katrina F. Director, Medical Informatics, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University.
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