"It is an essential revision tool for all candidates preparing for the CASC examination. This book provides 150 linked and single scenarios with detailed explanations. They have been peer reviewed by a team of psychiatrists who are experts in their field and cover a range of subspecialities. Candidates would benefit by using the format given in the book to analyse every case they see in their day to day work, whether it be in outpatients, wards, crisis situations, A&E, as if they were CASC stations. This book highlights the issues that need to be addressed before the candidate encounters CASC stations."
£25.00 | January 2012 | ISBN 978-0956994103 | 642 pages | Paperback
Following the recent changes to the psychiatry
training curriculum by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, this is the
first book of its kind specifically written to offer revision support for
the new Clinical Assessment of Skills and Competencies (CASC) exam.
It combines practical information with invaluable suggestions of how one might phrase particular questions and direct the conversation during the client interview. It confidently summarises history-taking, mental state examination, clinical management, risk management, diagnostic criteria as well as key clinical guidelines. It also includes a large bank of mock examination scenarios for candidates to practice. As part of the Oxford Specialty Training, series it complements and cross-references to Training in Psychiatry in addition to other key titles.
£24.95 | March 2010 | ISBN 978-0-19-957170-3 | 232 pages | Paperback
Published May 2009
"MRCPsych: Passing the CASC Exam is a vital revision tool which offers more than 80 OCSE-type questions for practice, enabling you to approach the exam with confidence.
This 'must-have' revision guide is written by a team of experts in all the major subspecialties of psychiatry that are covered in the CASC exam, and it is edited by Justin Sauer, consultant psychiatrist and organiser of The OSCE Course - so you can be sure of high quality content.
Each OSCE question is followed with full explanations of what the examiners will be looking for so that you are able to effectively practise and tailor your answers in order to pass the exam - turning you from a 'good' candidate to an outstanding one!
Contains 60 example scenarios, covering many different skills. Each 'station' takes the reader through an example conversation, helping the candidate to develop a comprehensive style to the OSCE. Includes detailed checklists to ensure that nothing is missed.
OSCEs in Psychiatry is a practical guide for candidates
preparing for the Observed Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) of the
MRCPsych. The first part of the book gives tips on preparing for and passing
the exam. The second part explores the skills tested in the different OSCE
a candidate is likely to encounter.
The book is backed up by an accompanying CD-ROM, on which interactive video footage allows prospective candidates to experience 'virtual' OSCE stations and test their own performance.
- Tips for trainees on how to pass the OSCE exam.
- Exploration of the full range of skills that might be tested in the OSCE.
- Includes free interactive CD-ROM.
Please note that reports coming from individuals who have purchased this book suggest that there are very little differences between this edition and the previous edition (Get Through MRCPsych Part 1: Preparation for the OSCEs). I have not been able to compare them myself. Although there is a new preface, and apparently a new chapter, there are allegedly no linked stations and no specialty stations. You can read customer reviews at Amazon.co.uk.
MRCPsych: Preparation for the CASC is an essential revision tool
for all candidates preparing for this new exam. This book provides 62
questions and answers based on a broad variety of syllabus topics and
at a range of levels of complexity. It offers helpful hints and tips
on what to expect and how to negotiate the exam successfully.
Get Through MRCPsych: Preparation for the CASC will not only prepare you for the examination, but will also help you face clinical situations confidently and effectively. The author, Sree Prathap Mohana Murthy, has passed the MRCPsych examination and has been running an OSCE/CASC course in London since 2005."
Featured topics include:
- History taking
- Counselling about a particular disease or drug
- Physical examination
- Risk assessments
- Discussing treatment options
- Discussing management plans
- Interpretation of investigations
- Procedural skills
This text is aimed at pre-Part 1 trainees, junior psychiatrists, psychiatric libraries and consultant psychiatrists (conducting mock exams for trainees). The book is structured in a practical way covering the areas that could be covered in the examination. The book is divided into four sections: History-taking skills; Examination skills; Procedure skills and Communication skills. Forty-five sample questions are covered in these sections covering various aspects of psychiatric practice with instructions for candidates and actors. Each question also has model answers and a marking grid for examiners.
The text is divided into three sections looking at history-taking, communication and examination and procedural skills. Forty-five sample questions are provided covering the various aspects of psychiatric practice with instructions for candidates and actors. Each question also has expanded model answers and a marking grid for examiners to enable the book to be used in practice sessions. Useful references are given throughout.
Introduction, Schizophrenia and heroin, Unwell after childbirth, Resistant schizophrenia, Financial affairs, Delirium, Overdose at age 81, Confused and not coping, A complicated case, School non-attendance, Assault, After trauma, Bipolar depression, Remand prisoner, Down's syndrome, Gender reassignment, Cannabis and psychosis, An unteachable child, Girl losing weight, Driving, Resistant depression.
Introduction, Cognitive behaviour therapy, Electroconvulsive therapy, Damp cramp, The sick doctor, Head injury, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Seizures, Difficult depression, Depression & delirium, At knife point, Wants to fly, Losing weight, Opiates & pregnancy, Refusing treatment, Self-harm, Jealousy, Revolving door, Asperger's, Sexual offence, Suicide
"Broken down into easy-to read chapters, this text covers all of the different components in the actual exam. Highlighting the areas to be focused on, in order to pass the long case presentation, each task is discussed in detail in the relevant chapters. Candidates are provided with useful recommendations when examining a patient within the time constraints and are offered invaluable tips on how to organise their thoughts before the interview with the examiners. This book will not only allow candidates to prepare for the examination but will also help them to face clinical situations confidently and effectively."£22.50, 1-85315-684-1, 164pp, Paperback, August 2006
"A book on patient management problems in psychiatry aimed at trainee psychiatrists sitting the MRCPsych and similar examinations which allows self-testing by the candidate and gives advice on framing an answer together with complete model answers."
2005, paperback, 564pp, ISBN-10: 0443101612, Price: £33.99