A guide to counselling patients about the combined oral contraceptive pill (COCP) in an OSCE setting.
This article focuses on counselling patients regarding the Mirena intrauterine system (also referred to as the IUS, Mirena coil or hormonal coil), including the common questions patients ask, the answers you’ll be expected to articulate and how best to structure the consultation overall.
This article provides a structured approach to obtaining a medication history and formulating a medication management plan.
A guide to explaining the Faecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) to a patient in an OSCE setting, including what the test is, why the test is done and more.
This article outlines the steps involved in explaining a new diagnosis of eczema to a patient in an OSCE setting.
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 guide to counselling a patient about Warfarin therapy in an OSCE setting, including how Warfarin works, lifestyle advice and other important information.
An overview of the SBARR structure for communicating critical information that requires attention and action during handover.
This guide discusses how to effectively communicate information to patients, with useful tips for structuring your answer and checking patient understanding.
A structured approach for explaining inhaler technique to a patient in an OSCE exam.
This articles demonstrates how to explain paediatric gastro-oesophageal reflux, providing explanatory examples throughout.