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Objective Structured Clinical Examination Death Certificate Station Computer based Versus Conventional Exam Format

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Abstract: One option for improving the quality of medical post mortem examinations is through intensified training of medical students, especially in countries where such a requirement exists regardless of the area of specialisation. For this reason, new teaching and learning methods on this topic have recently been introduced. These new approaches include e-learning modules or SkillsLab stations; one way to objectify the resultant learning outcomes is by means of the OSCE process. However, despite offering several advantages, this examination format also requires considerable resources, in particular in regards to medical examiners. For this reason, many clinical disciplines have already implemented computer-based OSCE examination formats. This study investigates whether the conventional exam format for the OSCE forensic "Death Certificate" station could be replaced with a computer-based approach in future. For this study, 123 students completed the OSCE "Death Certificate" station, using both a computer-based and conventional format, half starting with the Computer the other starting with the conventional approach in their OSCE rotation. Assignment of examination cases was random. The examination results for the two stations were compared and both overall results and the individual items of the exam checklist were analysed by means of inferential statistics. Following statistical analysis of examination cases of varying difficulty levels and correction of the repeated measures effect, the results of both examination formats appear to be comparable. Thus, in the descriptive item analysis, while there were some significant differences between the computer-based and conventional OSCE stations, these differences were not reflected in the overall results after a correction factor was applied (e.g. point deductions for assistance from the medical examiner was possible only at the conventional station). Thus, we demonstrate that the computer-based OSCE "Death Certificate" station is a cost-efficient and standardised format for examination that yields results comparable to those from a conventional format exam. Moreover, the examination results also indicate the need to optimize both the test itself (adjusting the degree of difficulty of the case vignettes) and the corresponding instructional and learning methods (including, for example, the use of computer programmes to complete the death certificate in small group formats in the SkillsLab). Highlights: In the training of medical post mortem examination can be used the OSCE method. The OSCE "Death Certificate" station can be carried out in the conventional form. This station could also be handled using a computer-based approach. This examination represents a cost-efficient and standardised format. The computer-based format yields results comparable to the conventional format.

Objective Structured Clinical Examination in Intensive Care Medicine

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The objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) has become widely employed in intensive care medicine (ICM) exams such as the UK Final Fellowship of Intensive Care Medicine (FFICM), the European Diploma of Intensive Care (EDIC) exam, or the Australia and New Zealand Fellowship of the College of Intensive Care Medicine (CICM). This book is not only an essential tool for the rehearsal of OSCEs in preparation for these exams, but also for American and Indian exams, and any other exams within the field of intensive care medicine. The OSCE is a style of examination that requires the candidate to present specific information in a short space of time matched to a prescriptive mark scheme. This book allows candidates preparing for an ICM OSCE to format their knowledge for this type of examination whilst practising and rehearsing against time. The 60 OSCE stations provide a broad array of topics from past exams ranging across the training ICM curriculums. The mark schemes are presented in a short, punctuated form allowing the candidate access to important points, ideal at the sharp end of an exam campaign. The 5 sets of OSCE exams are designed to run as a set of 12. Each set will have an array of clinical scenarios requiring swift assessment, diagnosis, recommendations for investigations and management, whilst also exploring aspects of pathophysiology. There are a number of data-interpretation tools that are incorporated into clinical scenarios as well as standalone stations for electrocardiogram and radiology analysis. This book is an important preparatory tool crucial to the armamentarium of any candidate preparing for an ICM exam.

Evaluating the Feasibility of Objective Structured Clinical Examination OSCE in the Postgraduate Year PGY General Medicine Training Program

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The Definitive Guide to the OSCE

Author : Ronald M Harden
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The new book is the definitive text on the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), providing an easily accessible account of the breadth and depth of experience gained worldwide from its use in a wide range of contexts and in different phases of education. The lessons learned from these diverse experiences are included throughout the text. Used globally in all phases of education in the different healthcare professions, the OSCE was first described by the lead author, Harden, in 1975 and it is now the gold standard for performance assessment. The new book is the definitive text on the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), providing an easily accessible account of the breadth and depth of experience gained worldwide from its use in a wide range of contexts and in different phases of education. The lessons learned from these diverse experiences are included throughout the text. Used globally in all phases of education in the different healthcare professions, the OSCE was first described by the lead author, Harden, in 1975 and it is now the gold standard for performance assessment.

The Objective Structured Clinical Examination in Anaesthesia

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The Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) is a highly reliable and valid tool for the evaluation of trainees in anaesthesia. It enables examiners and trainers to assess a number of competencies in an organised way. Performance in the OSCE is considered to be a fair reflection of the level of knowledge and skill attained during anaesthesia training. Apart from having a wide and deep knowledge on the subject, trainees are expected to have the capacity to demonstrate their competency in a short period of time allotted for each station. The authors of this book have a rich experience in successfully conducting OSCE courses in the United Kingdom. The sample OSCE sets in the book closely simulate the style and content of the Royal College of Anaesthetists' examination format. The book contains 100 OSCE stations with answers based on key practical procedures, clinical skills, communication skills, data interpretation, anaesthetic equipment and the management of critical incidents on a simulator. This book will also help candidates all over the world to pass highly competitive postgraduate examinations in anaesthesia. It is an invaluable educational resource for all anaesthetists.

The Objective Structured Clinical Examination Review

Author : Mubashar Hussain Sherazi
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This review book comprehensively covers most aspects of the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). Each chapter provides a meticulous overview of a topic featured in the OSCE, including general surgery, pediatrics, psychiatry, obstetrics and gynecology, gastroenterology, geriatrics, hematology, and ethics. Common scenarios for each topic are featured in every chapter, accompanied by instructions and tips on how to take a patient's history, diagnose a patient, discuss treatment options, and address patient concerns under each scenario. Possible areas of difficulty, common candidate mistakes made, and important differential diagnosis are outlined in each chapter. The text is also supplemented with check-lists, photographs, and tables for enhanced readability and ease of use. Written by experts in their respective fields, The Objective Structured Clinical Examination Review is a valuable resource for medical students and residents preparing for the OSCE.

Mastering the OSCE Objective Structured Clinical Examination and CSA Clinical Skills Assessment

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* Presents more than 60 cases in the core areas of medicine to assess students interpersonal and physical diagnosis skills* Most medical students take the OSCE and CSA exams

Using Content Validity for the Development of Objective Structured Clinical Examination Checklists in a Slovenian Undergraduate Nursing Program

Author : Nino Fijačko
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Introduction: The objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) has been adopted by many universities for the assessment of healthcare competencies and as a formative teaching tool in both undergraduate and postgraduate nursing education programs. This pilot study evaluates the validity of OSCE checklists to be used in first-year undergraduate nurse practice education.

Mastering the OSCE CSA

Author : Jo-Ann Reteguiz
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This text presents a study tool for those preparing for Step 2 of the USMLE, concentrating on the OSCE and CSA simulated patient examinations. Working with actors posing as standardized patients, students must accurately examine, communicate with, and diagnose these patients and their clinical signs.

The Objective Structured Clinical Examination OSCE

Author : Kamran Khan
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A Rural Telehealth Objective Structured Clinical Examination

Author : Devon S. Schlottach
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Problem Rural healthcare consumers experience increased health disparities, especially when accessing health care. The use of telehealth to improve access has become an essential competency for nurse practitioner (NP) students. This study evaluated NP students’ confidence and competence of rural social determinants of health (rSDOH) before and after a telehealth simulation. Methods A descriptive, cohort design was used to review NP students’ pre- and post-surveys, written case studies, and a video-recorded telehealth OSCE for a patient living in a rural area. esults Student self-rated knowledge of rural health care did not improve despite didactic learning and simulation (z = -1.63, p=.102). However, a difference in student self-rated comfort in managing rural patients was found (z=-3.32, p z = -3.70, p

Reliability of Peer Assessed Medicine Management Objective Structured Clinical Examination OSCE for Pre registration Nursing Students

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Objective Structured Clinical Examination for Psychiatric Trainees

Author : Jaap Van der Boom
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A practical revision book aimed at psychiatric trainees this text follows on from volume I, offering further case scenarios for psychiatric trainees sitting the objective structured clinical examinations. each question also has model answers and a marking grid for examiners.

The Complete PLAB

Author : Mohammad Afzal Mir
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A self-assessment book of approximately 130 OSCE questions with full answers. The questions cover medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, and psychiatry. The questions are comprehensively illustrated with colour photographs. There is a strong focus on communication skills and bedside manner. This book is the second volume in a two-part work, the first volume of which concentrates on the first part of the PLAB exam.

Evaluating Nurse Practitioner Students Through Objective Structured Clinical Examination

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Abstract : N/A: Medical schools' use of Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) for over 30 years proves the OSCE is an objective way to assess a variety of clinical skills. This pilot study determined the feasibility of using OSCE, together with a checklist tool, to evaluate nurse practitioner (NP) students' competency in obtaining a patient's health history and performing a complete physical examination. In this descriptive study, four NP faculty viewed a prerecorded OSCE video of a student/ patient encounter and scored it using a checklist to determine the student's competency. Faculty showed a strong degree of agreement in grading competence. Findings suggest OSCEs could be an effective means of student evaluation, but revising the checklist to align with NP national competencies would make it meaningful for NP evaluation specifically.

Objectively Structured Clinical Exam OSCE in Ophthalmology

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- It enhances the quality of the examinations and evaluates the performance of examinees in a practical and unbiased manner - It basically guides students to understand how the OSCE pattern is and how to succeed in the exam. The first of its kind, this book authoritatively assesses how the evaluation practice is designed by the examiners and educators - It provides in-depth examination of specific methods used effectively in evaluation process so as to make it unbiased and transparent and help the readers to equip them with best procedures for correct and precise answers in examinations.

Nursing Health Survival Guide Objective Structured Clinical Examination OSCE

Author : Nina Godson
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Preparing for an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) is very different from preparing for a theoretical knowledge examination - your clinical skills and performance will be tested rather than just your knowledge of the theory. It is important to understand how to achieve the best results in an OSCE, and this handy pocket-sized guide describes each clinical skill in turn to help you feel confident and prepared for the exam. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.

Objective Structured Clinical Examinations

Author : Sondra Zabar
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Objective structured clinical examinations/exercises (OSCEs) using standardized patients (SPs) are an efficient means of surveying a diverse range of ability at any point along the continuum of medical education. An OSCE station can address multiple competency assessments across undergraduate, graduate, and continuing medical education. Nevertheless, organizing and enacting OSCEs is a major undertaking and, as with most other educational projects, collaborating within and across specialties and disciplines only enriches the process. The production of an effective OSCE program requires strong leaders committed to the benefits of such assessments, as well as many individuals to plan, prepare, and implement the program. To address the need for general guidelines of best practice and consistent organizational stratagem, Objective Structured Clinicl Exams is a comprehensive how-to manual for OSCE implementation. It contains an overview of and criteria for best practice, a review of relevant literature, insight into the program’s influence throughout the healthcare system, and techniques for fine-tuning existing programs. Accompanying charts, graphs and sample forms are included to make this book the single resource for any educator interested in creating or improving a standardized patient program.


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This book provides an invaluable guide to passing the MRCOG Part 2 OSCE examination. It has been written by clinicians with personal experience of the clinical examination who are currently involved with running OSCE courses. The book is primarily aimed at candidates preparing for the OSCE but will also be helpful to those at earlier stages of their careers. The text will also be useful to senior doctors assisting trainees to prepare for the Part 2 examination. The book covers the different scenarios the candidate will face in the examination, with examples of each type of station, so that candidates can see exactly what is expected of them. This book is easy to read and will help to prepare candidates for most eventualities in the RCOG OSCE examination.

Nursing OSCEs

Author : Catherine Caballero
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In order to succeed in an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), nursing students need to know not just what an OSCE involves, but how to undertake the skill correctly at each OSCE station. This book is a complete guide on how to prepare for an OSCE with step-by-step instructions for the ten most common OSCE stations that nursing students can face. Specific stations range from asceptic non-touch technique, communication and observations, to more highly pressured skills such as medication administration, resuscitation and assessing a deteriorating patient. Nursing OSCEs: a complete guide to exam success covers these skills and more in a clearly structured and concise way. Each OSCE chapter outlines: · Key revision material enabling quick and complete revision · Step by step instructions on how to perform the skill in an OSCE, · An example examiners marking sheet, so students know the criteria they will be measured against · Typical questions an examiner may ask and suggested answers · Common errors to avoid and top tips for success. With over 70 illustrations and videos of four OSCE stations, it demonstrates how to pass key stations. Bonus online material includes colour photographs and Powerpoints for revision at This book is ideal for nursing students preparing for OSCE as well as for lecturers, mentors and practising nurses involved in student education.