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The Definitive Guide to the OSCE

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This book highlights the basic concepts underpinning the OSCE, its development and implementation in practice. Practical guidelines and tips are provided based on the authors' extensive experience gained over 40 years. Case studies are included to illustrate the OSCE's use in a wide range of settings and professions to assess the expected learning outcomes. The text is supplemented with personal accounts and anecdotes.

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.

"This book is an invaluable addition. It pulls together in one place pretty well everything that is known about the OSCE; what works and what doesn't. It is a welcome addition to the bookshelf of any educational leader." Geoff Norman's Foreword

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An introduction to the Objective Structured Clinical Examination

  • What is an OSCE?
  • The inside story of the development of the OSCE
  • The OSCE as the gold standard for performance assessment
  • How the OSCE can contribute to the education programme
  • What is assessed in an OSCE?

Implementation of an OSCE

  • Choosing a format for an OSCE
  • The setting for an OSCE
  • The patient
  • The examiner
  • Implementing an OSCE
  • Evaluating the examinee's performance
  • Providing feedback to the learner
  • The examinee's perspective
  • Evaluating an OSCE
  • Costs and implementing an OSCE with limited resources

Some final thoughts

  • Limitations of the OSCE
  • Conclusions and looking to the future

Examples of the use of the OSCE in different settings and contexts: case studies

    • SKU
      9780702055508
    • UPC/ISBN
      9780702055508
    • Stock Last Checked
      Nov 27, 2021
  • Manufacturer
    Elsevier
  • Publication Date
    Aug 6, 2015
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