Author: Muhammed Akunjee
Publisher: Clinical Prep
Release Date: 2014-09-01
CSA Book Description This CSA book has been written to include over 120 common symptoms that patients can present with and may come up in your RCGP CSA exams. For each symptom a comprehensive consultation framework has been included to guide you through the best approach in dealing with the complaint. This CSA Book This CSA book guides the GP registrar to ask relevant questions within the consultations such as eliciting relevant past medical history, social history etc. The CSA framework then guides you to which examinations would be relevant and what investigations should be requested in your CSA exam. The final part of the chapter then advises about possible differential diagnoses and evidence based ways of management these. We have also written in this CSA book clear explanation briefs that you can use to explain the pertinent diagnoses to the patient in a jargon free manner. This CSA book has been specifically written to save you hours of time researching before your examinations and hopefully will become your core companion to ease you through the CSA exams and into your future as a fully fledged General Practitioner.
Author: Jennifer Stannett
Release Date: 2016-05-07
This book helps you to revise and prepare forthe CSA part of the MRCGP exam. The latest edition features an additional foursections: • dietary advice for malnourished patients • ectopic pregnancy • patient refusing emergency management • wheeze in preschool children A standardised format is used to help you to improve your: data gathering– a broad range of appropriate questions to ask the patient are provided and red flags are highlighted where appropriate interpersonal skills– each clinical problem is described usingterms that you can use in your explanations to patients clinical management– tells you which examinations to consider,which investigations to order, and how to manage each clinical problem based onthe latest guidelines and current best practice consultations– to help you practise, every clinical casefeatures a realistic role play scenario. The book is designed to be used as a workbook,with wide margins to allow you to add in your own notes, questions and otheraides-memoires. Used in this way, CSARevision Notes for theMRCGPis the ideal book to helpyou successfully prepare for the exam. Somefive-star Amazon reviews of earlier editions: “This book is a must have for GP trainees revising for the CSA. It iscleverly structured into problems that patients present with and covers all theareas that will be required for you in the CSA.” “This is an excellent aid to preparing for the CSA exam. I particularlylike the scenarios given for role play that facilitate practising with a studypartner. I would recommend it for GP registrars, VTS groups and GP trainers.” “Excellentresource for MRCGP prep. Nice layout. Simple. Easy to read leading up to theexam when you want to quickly cover the curriculum.”
This is the most comprehensive resource for candidates sitting the challenging final Clinical Skills Assessment exam, offering a complete curriculum guide as well as 110 role plays that can be removed and practised in pairs. The guidance is seamlessly aligned to the RCGP syllabus, fully up-to-date and referenced with the latest guidelines, with detailed 'model' answers to each case. Offering a new, straightforward consultation model highly suited to the requirements of the exam, the book provides: a realistic amount of information for both ‘doctor' and ‘patient’ to closely replicate the exam the answers! Each case includes a fully worked up ‘Model Consultation’ summaries of guidelines and tips from the authors' recent experience of the CSA exam for all 110 cases an easy way to mark each colleague’s role play attempts, with tick boxes on the Model Consultation and a universally applicable marking scheme card a colour-coded curriculum for ease of reference the only CSA casebook and revision guide providing information and answers across the curriculum. The Complete CSA Casebook is an excellent resource to prepare for a number of international examinations, including: Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA) for the RCGP (Royal College of General Practitioners). Simulated Surgery, Learning Needs Assessment, for the International GP Recruitment (IGPR) Scheme, GP Returner Scheme and GP Induction Scheme. Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) for the RACGP (Royal Australian College of General Practitioners) Fellowship. GPEP1 Clinical Examination for the RNZCGP (Royal New Zealand college of General Practitioners). The Certification Examination in Family Medicine simulated office orals (SOOs) for The College of Family Physicians of Canada." The Family Medicine Certification Examination for the ABFM (American Board of Family Medicine). and will remain an invaluable resource for best general practice after qualification.
Author: Ellen Welch
Release Date: 2017-01-25
CSA Cases Workbook 2eis a unique workbook designed to be used by GPrevision groups practising for the CSA examination – it is written by three GPs who recentlypassed the CSA. Buildingon the success of the first edition, this new edition includes over 20 newcasesaligned to the RCGP curriculum areas and latest guidelines. The ringbounddesign makes the practice consultations as exam-like as possible – allowingeach member of the revision group to act as ‘doctor’, ‘patient’ or ‘observer’and to take out just the pages they need ahead of the next revision session. Alongwith easy to use marking schemes for every case, the cases also now includesmartphone links to guide readers to useful resources. To help further with revision, each curriculum area is split up into: • possible cases– lists the casesmost likely to come up in the CSA (including emergency and ‘special’ cases) • revision notes– fully updated toprovide the latest NICE and SIGN guidelines, along with other helpfulreferences and websites, to help direct your revision • material for the patient– a listof resources that you could usefully guide the patient towards in the consultation(including after you have passed the CSA!) • practice explanations– topics,tests and procedures that you should be able to describe to the patient in acouple of minutes • practice examinations– proceduresyou should be able to undertake confidently Furthermore,the authors suggest a combination of 13 cases which could be used to run yourown mock exam in preparation for the real thing. Your revision group needs just a singlecopy of CSA Cases Workbook rather than multiple copies of any other book, andno photocopying needed either! - WINNER OF THE BMA YOUNGAUTHORS AWARD -
The Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA) of the new Membership of the Royal College of General Practice (nMRCGP) examinations can be a daunting test: candidates face assessment on an unknown situation by a 'patient' and assessor, however, help is at hand. This book has been written by a CSA examiner in concert with GP training programme members to help candidates approach the exam feeling prepared, calm and in control. It includes advice on preparation, consultation skills, how the assessment is marked, and 12 practice CSA cases, along with advice on how candidates can create cases with which to practise and assess each other. Clear, practical, and based on sound knowledge and proven techniques, this book will be essential reading for nMRCGP CSA candidates. 'Rhona is a passionate and compassionate educator with a strong sense of natural justice, and also a long-standing MRCGP examiner. She has developed an approach to understanding and preparing for the Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA) that is already tried, tested and proven. An approach that will enhance the candidate's ability as a GP at the same time as preparing them for the CSA.' - Simon Gregory in his Foreword
Author: Stephen Brennan
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
Release Date: 2011
What are the indications for necrosectomy? How you perform an EUA for acute peri-anal sepsis? What do you understand by the term Early Goal-Directed Therapy (EGDT)? Remember: this is a consultant's exam, and giving a range of options is not good enough. You must tell the examiner what you as a consultant are going to do. The FRCS is a uniquely challenging prospect; highly detailed, wide-ranging and encompassing both theory and practice. Preparation for this exam can be very difficult, and resources tailored to it are scarce. As the consolidated notes of a recent successful candidate, this book is an essential resource when preparing for the viva. The wide variety of questions require you to define, diagnose or choose between treatment options, while MCQs and SBAs help you to objectively evaluate your progress - a unique supplement to your study plan. Answers provided are comprised of an invaluable combination of detailed written answers and lists that will remind you of key points and help you structure your preparation.
Author: M. Arya
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
Release Date: 2010
This is the first revision book to be published specifically for candidates sitting the FRCS(Urol) examination. It presents a selection of questions arising from common clinical scenarios along with detailed model answers. The emphasis is on current concepts and topics asked in the exam. Each chapter has been written by senior urology trainees who have recently passed the examination, in conjunction with experienced consultant urological surgeons. In addition to FRCS(Urol) examination candidates, this book will also be relevant to those sitting the FEBU or MSc urology examination, or to established consultants seeking a useful refresher text in areas outside their subspecialist interest.
This comprehensive yet straightforward book provides a unique structure for the focused clinical assessment and a new approach to the management of everyday problems encountered in General Practice. It bridges the gap between consultation theory and the real world; combining language, motivation, knowledge and empathy, enabling GP trainees to organize their thoughts, pinpoint a diagnosis and communicate this to both patient and examiner.
Author: James Halpern
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
Release Date: 2010
Postgraduates studying dermatology -- for example for the Royal College of Physicians postgraduate specialist certificate examination in the subject -- can face a frustrating lack of appropriate revision aids. Reference books can be too exhaustive or insufficiently up-to-date to be helpful, while undergraduate and introductory texts lack the necessary detail and depth. This book is specifically designed for postgraduate examinations. Providing much more than a cheat sheet' of questions and answers, its chapters are designed to be studied in sequence, each building on the last to develop a strong overall understanding. Common and introductory topics are briefly discussed and an understanding of basic dermatology is assumed, with MCQs (multiple choice questions) following the widespread best of five' format.
Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgery has traditionally been a difficult and specialised topic in undergraduate medicine and for junior doctors. Many textbooks are too detailed for undergraduate use, or lack self assessment questions to help those wishing to underpin their learning. This concise and easy-to-read self-assessment guide aims to clarify the topic, and find and fill gaps in understanding. The multiple choice questions (MCQs) contained cover all levels of knowledge and the learning objectives of most of the UK medical school curricula, aiding preparation for end of unit, module and final exams for ENT. This book will be an excellent companion for clinics and teaching sessions and an excellent revision primer for graduate entry medical curricula. This book will be a valuable companion for clinics and teaching sessions and an indispensable revision primer for graduate entry medical curricula.
Author: Rachel Roberts
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2016-03-21
Written by a team of practising GPs and CSA examiners, in collaboration with the recent CSA Role-Player Lead responsible for training and quality-assuring the work of the simulated patients in the exam, The CSA Exam: Maximizing your Success is a key resource for trainees and their trainers, in preparing for this component of the MRCGP assessment. Designed to help readers prepare and master the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to pass, it focuses on what is truly expected by examiners and demystifies all aspects of the exam. Giving insight into how candidates and trainers can maximize their potential, The CSA Exam: Maximizing your Success includes: • Essential Learning Points, and Hints and Tips on ‘Getting Started’, ‘The Consultation’ and ‘On the Day’ • Advice on applying an ethical approach to consultations and dealing with possible areas of concern • A variety of cases, to help practise exam technique and to aid candidates in the creation of their own cases • A companion website at www.wiley.com/go/Roberts/CSAExam featuring 18 video clips to accompany the written cases and marking schemes Taking an approach to preparation which looks at the candidate, simulated patients and the assessment itself, The CSA Exam: Maximizing your Success provides MRCGP candidates and GP trainers with an invaluable and unique resource for success in the exam.
CSA Practice Cases for the MRCGP is a new revision book for GP traineespreparing for the MRCGP. The book features 52 practice cases, making it morecomprehensive than any other book on the market. Each case is divided into four elements: * Information for the doctor * Information for the patient * How to approach the consultation * Background knowledge required for this case This is an essential addition to Scion’sexcellent stable of revision/practice books for GP trainees.