The faecal occult blood test (FOBT) is a simple test used worldwide to screen for bowel cancer in at-risk populations. It is important to have a clear understanding of what this test entails and to appreciate its limitations and consequences.
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Eczema is a common dermatological condition that affects children and adults. This article outlines the steps involved in explaining a new diagnosis of eczema to a patient in an OSCE setting and outlines the principles of its diagnosis and management.
A step-by-step guide to explaining a diagnosis of diabetes to a patient in an OSCE setting.
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) counselling is a common OSCE topic in psychiatry information giving scenarios. This guide gives a structured approach to explaining ECT treatment in an OSCE setting.
A comprehensive guide to taking a history from a patient with pyrexia of unknown origin (PUO).
A guide to taking a comprehensive stroke and TIA history in an OSCE setting.
A step-by-step guide to writing a referral letter, including what information to include and how to structure the document. The article is aimed at medical student and junior doctors.
A comprehensive guide to taking a history of loss of consciousness in an OSCE setting.
This guide describes how to decipher all the symbols, diagrams and shorthand you’re likely to come across when reading a patient’s notes, and gives you the tools to start documenting your own history and examinaton findings.
A comprehensive guide to taking a rheumatological history in an OSCE setting.
A guide to Warfarin Counselling in an OSCE setting.
An overview of the SBARR structure for communicating critical information that requires attention and action.