OSCEs in Psychiatry: Examination History

What follows is a table containing all of the OSCEs that have appeared in the last three years of the OSCE exam. This information has been kindly provided by Dr Albert Michael, (author of 'OSCEs in Psychiatry' and The Cambridge Course organiser).

 

No Station

Summer

Autumn

Summer

2004

Autumn

2004

Summer

2005

Autumn

2005

Summer

2006

Autumn

2006

1 Cognitive function -Assess Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
2 Psychosis -postman -Delusions - Elicit Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
3 Suicide risk -Assess Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
4 Cranial nerves Y Y Y Y Y Y
5 Postnatal depression -Hx, Explain Y Y Y Y
6 BPAD - Explain management Y Y Y
7 Agoraphobia - Explain behavioural mgt. Y Y Y Y Y
8 Capacity to consent - Assess Y Y Y Y
9 Eating disorder - Hx Y Y Y Y
10 ECT - Explain Y Y Y
11 Lithium augmentation in depression - Explain Y Y Y Y Y
12 Schizophrenia - Explain Y Y Y
13 Self -harm: Discuss with consultant Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
14 Alcohol harm - Explain Y Y
15 Dementia - Collateral History Y Y Y
16 Recurrent depression - Explain management Y Y
17 Panic attacks - Explain Y Y
18 PTSD - History Y Y
19 Alcohol - History Y Y Y Y Y
20 Antidementia drugs - Explain Y Y
21 Fundoscopy Y
22 Puerperal disorder - Assess risk Y
23 EPS - Assess Y Y Y
24 Opiate use - History Y Y
25 Lower limbs - Examine Y Y
26 Resuscitation Y
27 Hypothyroidism - Physical exam Y Y
28 Lithium - Explain alternatives Y
29 Hallucination - Elicit Y Y Y Y Y
30 OCD - Explain management Y Y
31 Wandering - Assess Y Y
32 Psychosis, cannabis. ?Schiz -Explain to Angry relative Y Y Y Y
33 Old age psychosis - Elicit D, H Y Y Y Y Y
34 Psychosis - MSE, passivity, brain drain Y Y Y Y Y
35 TLE - History Y Y Y Y
36 BPAD - Diagnosis (1) Y Y
37 Korsakoff's. History, diagnosis Y Y
38 Dysmorphophobia - History, diagnosis Y Y
39 Anxiety - History Y Y Y Y
40 Social phobia - History Y
41 CVS - Examine Y
42 BPAD - Diagnosis (2) Y Y
43 Sexual side effects - Angry wife Y
44 Korsakoff's MSE Y
45 Depression - History Y Y
46 Schizophrenia - OP Y Y
47 Old age OD - Assess risk Y
48 Schizophrenia - Assess compliance Y
49 Delirium - MSE (del, hal, cog - fluctuating) Y Y Y
50 OCD - Elicit symptoms Y Y Y Y
51 Jealousy - Assess risk Y Y Y
52 Alcohol - Physical exam Y Y Y
53 Akathisia - Assess angry patient Y
54 Depression vs physical illness - Assess Y Y
55 Depression vs bereavement - Assess Y Y Y
56 Alcohol - social complications - Assess Y Y
57 Phobia following RTA - Assess Y
58 Depressive psychosis - Assess Y Y
59 Capacity - DW consultant Y
60 Drug abuse - History Y
61 Psychosis -MSE, Risk of violence - Assess Y Y
62 Break bad news Y Y Y
63 Depression - Aetiology - assess Y Y
64 Puerperal disorder - History & risk from partner Y Y
65 Jealousy - Risk - DW consultant Y
66 Request for investigation - decline/Somatization Y
67 Anorexia - psychological factors - Elicit Y
68 Urine drug screen - Request patient: COL -060606 Y
69 Hallucinations (alcoholic) - Assess -NO Y
70 Sexual side effects Y
71 Cognitive function,h/o dm, tia, ht. Ds, Aetiology Y Y
72 Delusion of pregnancy - assess Y
73 Risk in Old age - Assess -Tony Rao -060506 Y
74 OD - repeated - Assess Y
75 Psychosis - MSE Y
76 Puerpearl disorder: DWC summary, risks m & baby, mgt Y
77 Psychosis/BPAD: D grandeur, religious Y
78 Agitated depression in old F, d.guilt, ah Y
79 Head injury sequele. History from informant Y
80 Psychosis in mother, MSE, risk to children Y
81 Motor co -ordination, cerebellar function Y
82 Tiredness x 12 m. ?mood disorder. Assess Y
83 Agoraphobia+panic attacks (anxiety). Assess Y
84 Psychosis (imposter, conspiracy, all imaginable symptoms) Y

 

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