The purpose of this module is to ensure students can develop and apply clinical and procedural skills to professional practice, using common clinical conditions and scenarios.
Much of the learning that underpins this module is undertaken during other modules within the programme including placement based and non-placement-based learning, however there will be some additional knowledge and skill gained through the taught elements of this module. The main focus of this module is for students to demonstrate their ability to apply existing learning to simulated clinical scenarios through live simulated scenarios.
The assessment component comprises the objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) and the specific preparation for it. The assessment is synoptic which means that learning from other modules (including previous years of the programme) will also be assessed in this context. Therefore, preparation for this examination should be considered to include all the teaching and learning encountered during the programme so far, including clinical experience.
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Carry out practical procedures relevant to the specialties studied this year safely and effectively
- Take responsibility for your own learning and your continuing professional development
- Carry out elements of a consultation with a patient relevant to the specialties studied this year, including taking and recording a history, performing a physical examination, eliciting questions from a patient and providing explanations, advice and reassurance
- Use information relevant to the specialties studied this year effectively in a medical context
- Prescribe drugs relevant to the specialties studied this year safely, effectively and economically
- Interpret investigations including radiology relevant to the specialties studied this year
- Understand and be able to apply the principles of diagnosis and management of clinical presentations relevant to the specialties studied this year, in a clinical setting
- Demonstrate appropriate professional behaviour towards patients
- Communicate effectively and appropriately with patients and colleagues in a medical context
The syllabus for this module is primarily defined by the clinical placement modules studied during Year 3 (Medicine & Elderly Care, Surgery and Orthopaedics and Primary Care and Long term conditions) and students should therefore use the common clinical conditions/patient cases from those modules to guide their study. Students are expected to apply and integrate knowledge acquired in the earlier years of the programme.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
The module will be taught through a range of learning and teaching strategies which will include:
- Self-directed learning
- Patient based learning
- Practical sessions
- Guided self-study
- Example OSCE stations
Large group face to face teaching sessions will mainly be delivered in Southampton and video-conferenced to Kassel where parallel small group discussion groups will be held.
This module does not stand alone and learning during the other modules in the Year 3 will support the learning for this module and vice versa.
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Resources & Reading list
The OSCE for 20/21 will be formative. Further details regarding the OSCE will be made available on Blackboard.
This is how we’ll give you feedback as you are learning. It is not a formal test or exam.Objective Structured Clinical Examination
Repeat type: Internal