The Definitive Guide to the OSCE, 1st Edition
This book highlights the basic concepts underpinning the OSCE, its development and implementation in practice. Practical guidelines and tips are provided based on the authors’ extensive experience gained over 40 years. Case studies are included to illustrate the OSCE’s use in a wide range of settings and professions to assess the expected learning outcomes. The text is supplemented with personal accounts and anecdotes.
Used globally in all phases of education in the different healthcare professions, the OSCE was first described by the lead author, Harden, in 1975 and it is now the gold standard for performance assessment.
"This book is an invaluable addition. It pulls together in one place pretty well everything that is known about the OSCE; what works and what doesn’t. It is a welcome addition to the bookshelf of any educational leader." Geoff Norman’s Foreword
- This book provides a full understanding of the basic concepts underpinning the OSCE and shows how to implement an OSCE effectively and efficiently in a variety of contexts.
- It includes case studies demonstrating the use of the OSCE in practice in a range of different fields.
- Practical guidelines and tips are provided based on the authors’ extensive experience.
An introduction to the Objective Structured Clinical Examination
- What is an OSCE?
- The inside story of the development of the OSCE
- The OSCE as the gold standard for performance assessment
- How the OSCE can contribute to the education programme
- What is assessed in an OSCE?
Implementation of an OSCE
- Choosing a format for an OSCE
- The setting for an OSCE
- The patient
- The examiner
- Implementing an OSCE
- Evaluating the examinee’s performance
- Providing feedback to the learner
- The examinee’s perspective
- Evaluating an OSCE
- Costs and implementing an OSCE with limited resources
Some final thoughts
- Limitations of the OSCE
- Conclusions and looking to the future
Examples of the use of the OSCE in different settings and contexts: case studies
Ronald M. Harden, OBE MD FRCP(Glas) FRCSEd FRCPC, Professor (Emeritus) Medical Education, University of Dundee, UK, Editor Medical Teacher, Pat Lilley, BA (Hons), Operations Director, AMEE - An International Association for Medical Education; Managing Editor, Medical Teacher and Madalena Patricio, PhD, Professor of Education,Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon, Portugal.