“There is no field of medicine in which history taking is not essential” — Physical diagnosis: the history and examination of the patient by John A. Prior
Module 7 Description
Module 7 explores the ideas and concepts behind OSCEs, and the expectations of the assessment as well as assessment checklists, and examiner expectations with tips & strategies to the OSCE from the beginning to the end of cases (i.e. from interpreting the door sign to responding to examiner questions). Exam-taking strategies and techniques are presented so test-takers can demonstrate their communication and clinical skills confidently during an OSCE.
How will Module 7 benefit me?
- Develop strategies and techniques to communicate confidently during an OSCE
- Learn common approaches to a variety of OSCE scenarios
- Learn what to look for on a station door sign and to take notes to help you
- Learn to take notes that count, and how to use them
- Learn the importance of time management
- Become familiar with the “think aloud” technique for physical exams
- Learn to look out for cultural traps and pitfalls in OSCE scenarios
- Enhance your medical interview skills in terms of taking a focused history and conducting a focused physical exam
- Learn how to best respond to examiner questions at the end of the interview
- Develop awareness of the importance of differential diagnosis
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