Focused History Taking for OSCEs: A Comprehensive Guide for Medical Students

Focused History Taking for OSCEs: A Comprehensive Guide for Medical Students

By: Priha Shukla (author), David McCollum (author), Graham McCollum (author)Paperback

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This straight-forward guide to taking patient history comprehensively covers all of the commonly seen OSCE scenarios within the current undergraduate medical curriculum. Focused History Taking for OSCEs includes an introductory chapter with general OSCE guidance, including tips from recently qualified doctors and highly respected physicians and surgeons who commonly examine OSCEs. It covers over 50 histories based on presenting complaints - more than any other text on the market - thoroughly testing both knowledge and examination technique. Each history is based around what the candidate is required to consider, with mnemonics and list-based breakdowns to aid prompt recall. It then concludes by outlining key aspects for each differential diagnosis as well as a list of investigations and management options.

About Author

David McCollum, .Graham McCollum, Priha Shukla and Peter McCollum respectively Foundation Year One Doctor, University Hospital of South Manchester Foundation Trust; Foundation Year One Doctor, Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust; Foundation Year Two Doctor, University Hospital of South Manchester/The Christie NHS Foundation Trusts; Professor of Vascular Surgery, Honorary Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Hull York Medical School /Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust


Foreword by Anthony Freemont. Foreword by David Pearson. Preface. About the authors. Acknowledgements. List of abbreviations. Taking a focused history in OSCEs. General OSCE tips. Tips for approaching a history-taking OSCE station. General medicine. Pain. Tiredness. Fever. Rash. Bruising. Surgery. Abdominal pain. Lumps, bumps and swellings. Weight loss. Jaundice. Claudication. Cardio-respiratory medicine. Chest pain. Breathlessness. Palpitations. Cough. Haemoptysis. Gastroenterology. Dysphagia. Haematemesis change in bowel habit (constipation/diarrhoea in adults). Bleeding per rectum. Renal medicine and urology. Haematuria. Dysuria. Polyuria. Neurology. Fall. Headache. Weakness. Numbness/paraesthesia. Dizziness. Hearing loss. Psychiatry. Low mood/depression. Anxiety. Hallucinations/delusions. Forgetfulness. Mania. Alcohol history. Eating disorder. Self-harm/suicide attempt (risk assessment). Obstetrics and gynaecology. Gynaecological history template. Vaginal bleeding. Antepartum haemorrhage. Vaginal discharge. Subfertility. Urinary Incontinence. Amenorrhoea/oligomenorrhoea. Paediatrics. Paediatric history template. Vomiting. Failure to thrive. Convulsions. Developmental delay. Cough. Behaviour. Musculoskeletal medicine. Back pain. Joint pain. Ophthalmology. Painful red eye. Loss of vision/blurry vision. Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781846195815
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 232
  • ID: 9781846195815
  • weight: 431
  • ISBN10: 1846195810

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