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How to Pass Your OSCE


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Table of Contents

Chapter One: IntroductionWelcome
Meet the authors
Organisation of the book
Chapter Two: What is an OSCE?So what is an OSCE?
Activity 2.1
The OSCE acronym
Objective (O)
Structured (S)
Activity 2.2
Clinical (C)
Activity 2.3
Examination (E)
Knowing, Showing, Doing
Now what?
Types of OSCES
Why do OSCEs differ?
Recap and Recall
Quick Quiz Chapter Three: EssentialPrinciples underpinning OSCESEssential principles underpinning performance and behaviour
Activity 3.1
Infection control
Activity 3.2
Safe Practice
Accurate documentation and record keeping
Activity 3.3
Effective communication
Activity 3.4
Maintenance of dignity and respect
Putting it into practice
Activity 3.5
Recap and Recall
Quick Quiz
Chapter Four: Personallearning and preparation for the OSCE

Being an effectivelearner
Activity 4.1
Why and how do we learn?
Activity 4.2
Being strategic
Activity 4.3
Looking for cues
Activity 4.4
Activity 4.5
Cognitive aspects of learning
Activity 4.6
Affective aspects of learning
Activity 4.7
What is the examiner looking for?
Activity 4.8
Activity 4.9
Study hints and tips for the OSCE
Recap and Recall
Quick Quiz Chapter Five: Preparing forthe OSCEWhat you know at this stage
Essential elements of an OSCE
Demonstrating skill and knowledge
Your professional attitude and behaviour
Knowledge, Motor skills, Attitude, Structure (KMAS)
Example 1: Hand hygiene
Activity 5.1
Example 2: Calculating Body Mass Index (BMI)
Activity 5.2
Example 3: Assessment of the eye
Activity 5.3
What is the examiner expecting from you at the OSCE?
How to achieve a pass grade
Why KMAS is important
Activity 5.4
Activity 5.5
How do you feel about doing an OSCE?
Activity 5.6
Preparation is key to success!
How to prepare for the day of the OSCE
Countdown to the OSCE day
Recap and Recall
Quick Quiz Chapter Six: The OSCEExperienceWhat's it like to take an OSCE?
The student perspective
Activity 6.1
Your OSCE preparation
Activity 6.2
Ten top tips from students
The examiner's perspective
Activity 6.3
Ten top tips from examiners
Avoiding common pitfalls
What does it feel like to be unsuccessful in an OSCE?
Moving on from the OSCE experience
Activity 6.4
What happened if you are unsuccessful?
Activity 6.5
Some final comments: the OSCE rewards
Recap and Recall
Quick Quiz References
Recommended reading
Answers to Activities and Quick Quizzes

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An easy to read, practical and interactive study guide for students of nursing and midwifery at all levels to help them maximise their chances of success with OSCE's.

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