Deconstructing the OSCE

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Oxford University Press, 2014 - Medical - 116 pages
The OSCE forms the practical part of educational and professional medical examinations and is often challenging and expensive. Deconstructing the OSCE takes a fresh approach to passing OSCE exams, teaching readers how to tackle the exam in a new way. This book doesn't provide checklists of information needed for specific OSCE stations; instead it helps readers to develop generic strategies and skills that will lead to success in any OSCE exam regardless of specialty or level.

Packed full of advice, practical tips, real life examples and exercises, this book will prepare candidates with the skills to prepare for effective OSCE study and strategies for overcoming common psychological hurdles and baggage. It also explores how to overcome past failures in the OSCE by overhauling previous study routines and suggesting new strategies for the road ahead.

Ideal for trainee doctors sitting PACES, CASC or other OSCEs, medical students, allied medical practitioners, nurses and medical practitioners from overseas, Deconstructing the OSCE is full of practical advice to increase candidates' confidence and improve the chance of success in any OSCE scenario.
 

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Contents

1 Setting the scene
1
2 Carrying baggage
7
3 Moving on after failure
13
4 Reframing anxiety
21
5 Confidence and selfbelief
31
6 Understanding OSCE construction
35
7 Forming a connection
39
8 Rehearsal
49
 getting started
61
 general aspects
69
 history taking
79
 practical skills
85
 challenging scenarios
89
16 Generic strategies
93
Afterword
101
Workbook
103

9 Studying in a group
53
10 Modelling
57

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About the author (2014)


Duncan Harding, Clinical Lecturer in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, UK

Duncan Harding is a Clinical Lecturer in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry in London. He is a trained forensic psychiatrist with a research interest in psychopathy and conduct disorder, and has published extensively in the field of motoneurone degeneration. His teaching focuses on the OSCE: he facilitates OSCE workshops for trainees and medical students; delivers lectures on the MRCPsych teaching course for trainees at the Institute of Psychiatry; and is currently designing a strategic generic skills-based OSCE course for the UK and overseas

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