Clinical Communication Skills – 7-Station LIVE Mock OSCE
Test Your Communication SkillsWe use professional patient actors in our live Mock OSCEs and they will be visible during the OSCE via webcam. You will be required to interact with them based on the scenarios below.
ScenarioChest Pain 1
Presenting ComplaintThe patient has come into surgery today with their mother, complaining of chest pains.
TaskCandidate must take a focused history and suggest a differential diagnosis.
Presenting ComplaintThe patient was recently diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma and is due to start chemotherapy this week. They have a good prognosis and are expected to do well with the treatment. However, they have a poor understanding of lymphoma and want to put off chemotherapy to go to China and give herbal medicine a go.
TaskCandidate must address the patient's concerns.
Presenting ComplaintThe patient has come in as they have been suffering from daily nosebleeds.
TaskCandidate must take a history and formulate a differential diagnosis.
Presenting ComplaintThe patient experienced abdominal pain two weeks ago and was sent for an ultrasound to look for gallstones. The patient would like to have a discussion about gallstone disease and preparation for the scan.
TaskCandidate must talk to the patient about the ultrasound scan and address their concerns.
Presenting ComplaintThe patient complains of feeling bloated and says they have been vomiting.
TaskCandidate must take a focused history and formulate a management plan.
Presenting ComplaintThe patient has come in with “stuff” coming out of their right breast.
TaskCandidate must take a complete medical history in the allocated time.
Presenting ComplaintThe patient is attending the clinic because despite trying to conceive, she has not fallen pregnant. The GP recently organised a transvaginal ultrasound scan which showed that both ovaries were bulky with multiple follies on the surface of them. She has heard that polycystic ovary syndrome can make you infertile, and is quite worried.
TaskCandidate must take a focused history, explaining what polycystic ovary syndrome is, including lifestyle advice.
Where will the Mock OSCE take place?
The Mock OSCE will take place online, in your browser, at a URL location that will be sent to you by e-mail after registration. You must access this URL on the day of the exam and login using your credentials.
Can I access the Mock OSCE on any device?
For accessing Qpercom, the platform we use to facilitate the Mock OSCEs, we recommend using Google Chrome. Chrome is free to download and easy to install. If you already have Chrome installed to use Qpercom please ensure: - Your browser is updated to the latest version - You allow permissions within your browser for your camera and microphone - When you first login to use the Qpercom virtual assessment option you will be asked for permission to use your camera and microphone. We recommend that you login to do this ahead of your assessment, you will be able to do this as soon as you have your login information, this will help the assessment run smoothly on the day and help you to familiarise yourself with the layout. Our stand alone scoring assessment solutions are accessible on all browsers that follow W3C web standards so that includes Safari, Firefox, Edge, Opera and Chrome and excludes Internet Explorer which has never followed W3C standards.