1st Edition

The Long Case OSCE The Ultimate Guide for Medical Students

By Beth C. Walker, Marsha Morgan Copyright 2013

    A solid knowledge base and good clinical skills don’t necessarily guarantee examination success in the long case OSCE. This book is the ultimate guide for medical students needing to combine their knowledge and skills with an ability to interpret the clinical findings, the proficiency to present them clearly and the confidence to deal with the examiners questions.

    Adopting a proven, highly effective approach, this revision aid uses role play with simulated patients to hone clinical examination and presentation skills. The fifty cases are divided into six areas: cardiology, respiratory, abdomen, neurology, musculoskeletal and surgery.

    Written by successful candidates and examiners, the guide poses a number of important and commonly asked examination questions for each case to assist in preparation and confidence, and model answers are provided to ensure an understanding of exactly what is required.

    Working in groups or independently, students will welcome the large, colourful format, the breakdown of marking schemes, an overview of examiners expectations, a guide to presenting clinical findings and innumerable ‘insider’ tips throughout.

    See accompanying video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cvr4y-NykUU

    Preface. Forward. Abbreviations. About the book. How to use the book. Tips and tricks for the long cases. Presenting your findings. Cardiology station. Cardiology examination example marking scheme. Case 1. Case 2. Case 3. Case 4. Case 5. Case 6. Case 7. Case 8. Case 9. Cardiology model answers. Respiratory station. Respiratory examination example marking scheme. Case 10. Case 11. Case 12. Case 13. Case 14. Case 15. Case 16. Case 17. Respiratory model answers. Abdominal station. Abdominal examination example marking scheme. Case 18. Case 19. Case 20. Case 21. Case 22. Case 23. Case 24. Case 25. Abdominal model answers. Neurology station. Neurological examination upper limb example marking scheme. Neurological examination upper limb example marking scheme. Cranial nerves examination example marking scheme. Focused cerebellar examination marking scheme. Focused Parkinson's examination marking scheme. Case 26. Case 27. Case 28. Case 29. Case 30. Case 31. Case 32. Case 33. Case 34. Neurology model answers. Musculoskeletal station. Hand examination example marking scheme. Knee examination example marking scheme. Hip examination example marking scheme. Spinal examination example marking scheme. Case 35. Case 36. Case 37. Case 38. Case 39. Case 40. Case 41. Case 42. Musculoskeletal model answers. Surgical station. Surgical abdominal examination example marking scheme. Thyroid examination example marking scheme. Peripheral venous examination example marking scheme. Peripheral arterial examination example marking scheme. Inguinal hernia examination example marking scheme. Case 43. Case 44. Case 45. Case 46. Case 47. Case 48. Case 49. Case 50. Surgical model answers.


    BETH C WALKER BSc MBBS PGCMed Ed Proxime Accessit University of London Gold Medal 2011 Foundation Year 2 Doctor North Central Thames Foundation School London and MARSHA Y MORGAN MB ChB FRCP Principle Research Fellow; Director, Integrated BSc in Clinical Sciences; Honorary Consultant Physician UCL Institute for Liver & Digestive Health Department of Medicine Royal Free Campus University College London London