1st Edition

Sport and Exercise Medicine OSCEs An Essential Revision Guide

By Natalie F. Shur Copyright 2022
    212 Pages 94 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    212 Pages 94 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    As the only text on the market for Sport and Exercise Medicine objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs), this is an invaluable guide for those studying sport and exercise medicine and sitting examinations. Whilst specifically targeted at the OSCE, this book will have much wider appeal throughout the clinical setting.

    Sport and Exercise Medicine is a new and developing specialty and there has been a rapid increase in the number of universities offering MSc degrees in Sport and Exercise Medicine and more candidates year on the year sitting the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) diploma exam. It is a niche specialty, with very little content taught at an undergraduate level, therefore knowing the material that is examined is often challenging compared with other specialties. This book provides the content to fill that need. The book is divided into sections based on the main topics that arise in sport and exercise medicine OSCEs, with both core knowledge and practical tips to ensure a fluid and confident performance by the examinee in every station.

    A wide range of readers will benefit from this book, including those about to sit a postgraduate examination in sport and exercise medicine or those enrolled in a postgraduate certificate or master’s course in the specialty. It will also be useful to doctors and allied healthcare professionals, such as physiotherapists, sports therapists, podiatrists and nurses, as well as undergraduate students. Further, the young clinician who is just starting out and wants to build their confidence in musculoskeletal assessment and presenting to seniors will gain much from reading this book.

    Introduction. Part A: History and examination and clinical cases.History and examination. Shoulder and upper limb. Elbow and forearm. Hand and wrist. Lumbar spine. Hip and groin. Knee and leg. Foot and ankle. Special populations and medical musculoskeletal masqueraders. Part B: Communication stations. Medical presentations in athletes Clinical management stations. Clinical communication and ethics.Exercise medicine and public health. Team and event Medicine. Part C: Emergencies. Medical emergencies. Trauma. Radiology.


    Natalie F. Shur, MBChB, BMedSci (Hons), MRes, MRCP (UK), MFSEM (UK), is an Academic Specialist Registrar in Sport and Exercise Medicine in the United Kingdom and is currently completing a PhD in skeletal muscle metabolism at the Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis Research Versus Arthritis, NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre, University of Nottingham, UK. She graduated in medicine from the University of Edinburgh with Honours and final year distinction and a first class intercalated degree in Sports Science. She has successfully obtained full membership of the Royal College of Physicians and the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine and was awarded the Macleod Medal for the candidate with the highest score in the FSEM diploma examinations.


    'This is a comprehensive, yet concise guide to the sport and exercise medicine objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs). It will be useful both to learners and more advanced practitioners as an informative, easy-to-understand reference.'

    Yelena Planic, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin