Trial OSCE exam: 'Practice' by Victoria

You are taking part in a trial exam created by Victoria. There are 18 OSCEs in this exam (180 minutes).
 

You have 3 minutes reading time. This OSCE will run for a maximum of 7 minutes.

Scenario:

Male patient with abdominal pain. You are required to perform an abdominal examination.

Instructions for the candidate

The patient is a male with abdominal pain. Your task is to perform an abdominal examination, including any further examination that you feel is appropriate.
You are then required to present your findings to the examiners including a differential diagnosis.

Domains being examined

  • Medical Expertise
  • Communication
 
The candidate has 3 minutes reading time. This OSCE is expected to run for a maximum of 7 minutes.

For the actor

The candidate will not be required to take a history from you. They will be required to examine your abdomen and then any further examination as they deem appropriate.
At 5 minutes they will be required to present their findings including a differential diagnosis to the examiner.
You should not volunteer any information to the candidate.

For the examiner

The candidate will perform an abdominal examination, including other relevant examination as they deem appropriate.
The patient will be a “bank” patient with chronic liver disease.
You should examine the patient yourself to determine what clinical signs are present.
You should give a standard introduction to the candidate and request that they examine the patients’ abdomen.
Vital signs including temperature, p, BP, SpO2 and urinalysis will be provided.
At 5 minutes you should ask the candidate to present their findings including differential diagnosis to you.

Domains Assessment Objectives

Medical Expertise
The candidate will be required to demonstrate their understanding of liver disease in the way that they perform the abdominal examination and then in the way that they present their findings.
The candidate will be required to demonstrate knowledge of the differential diagnosis of chronic liver disease relevant to this patient.

Communication
The candidate will need to demonstrate clear communication as they examine the patient.
The candidate will need to communicate clearly with the examiner.

Other Assessment Notes