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OSCE and Clinical Skills Handbook

Saunders Canada Title
ISBN: 978-1-926648-15-6

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OSCE and Clinical Skills Handbook, 2nd Edition

By Katrina F. Hurley, MD, MHI, FRCPC

448 pages
Trim Size 8 1/2 X 10 7/8 in
Copyright 2012
$79.95, Paperback, Reference



Developed to be a unique study guide for medical students preparing for their OSCE examinations. It summarizes important history and physical examination skills and is a practical review for all level of medical students. The book is organized by major body systems, and is designed to facilitate both individual and group study. It also includes samples OSCE scenarios and checklists.


Peter Green
Program Director, Division of Dermatology
Associate Professor of Dermatology, Dalhousie University

Glen Jickling, Neurology Resident, School of Medicine, Dalhousie University


"This will serve as an excellent guide for medical and allied health students when preparing for the OSCE because it places the content and how to perform various procedures before the cases."
-Doody's Book Review Service

Key Features

  • Emphasis on basic clinical skills facilitates learning by junior medical students.

  • Question and answer format suitable to a variety of learning levels facilitates the learning of basic skills for junior medical students and helps senior medical students develop an approach to clinical symptomatology.

  • Important points are presented in an easy-to-read bulleted list format.

  • Sample OSCE Scenarios and Sample Checklists provide accurate and realistic simulations of the OSCE exam format for students.

  • The OSCE Checklist Template enables students to construct their own sample checklists using cases from the book and helps them develop an approach to a variety of clinical scenarios.

  • A sample in-depth OSCE case provides an opportunity for practice.

  • The body systems approach and tabbing system provide fast and easy access to the content.

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By Katrina F. Hurley, MD, MHI, FRCPC, Director, Medical Informatics, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University

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