Examination skills for the OSCE

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Past exam papers

Previous topics that have arised the OSCE include:

  • Cardiovascular
    • Murmurs - causes
    • Other features e.g. Raynaud's
  • Vascular system
    • Entire vascular system exam
  • Respiratory
    • Young patient with thoracotomy scar - bronchiectasis (causes?) - hypogammaglobulinaemia
    • Old patient with thoractomy scar - COPD (causes?)
  • Abdominal
    • Transplant patient (scar) - polycystic kidneys
    • Other scars e.g. bowel surgery
  • Neurological
    • Check for a scar (previous neurosurgery)
    • Patient with a glass eye - causes?
    • Patient with Bell's palsy - causes? (CPA lesion)
  • Thyroid
    • Teated Grave's disease
  • Rheumatoid hand
  • Orthopaedics
    • Hip - young lady (secondary causes)
  • Dermatology
    • Eczema (with differentiation from psoriasis)
    • Hereditary Haemorrhagic Telangiectasia
  • Obstetric
  • Paediatrics - videos
    • Child with stridor - differential?
    • Child with chest signs
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