This book helps readers pull together the knowledge and
communication skills required for success in the consultation components of the
MRCGP exam, namely the Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA) and the Clinical
Observation Tool (COT).
Rather than learning by rote, this book promotes a
methodical, step-wise approach which will enable you to easily identify the
type of case presenting, and to work out exactly what you need to demonstrate
for a successful consultation.
The book features a number of cases to test and enhance your
skills, in three formats:
* 13 teaching cases
– these are very detailed cases which provide you with a great deal of support
and advice, including: suggested approaches to the consultation, model answers,
background knowledge required, and the theoretical underpinnings of the
* 20 long cases –
these build on the knowledge gained in the teaching cases and feature detailed
analysis to help you develop an ordered, step-wise approach to data gathering,
clinical management and interpersonal skills.
* 15 shorter practice
cases – these help refine the skills you have learnt in working through the
earlier cases. These cases come with marking schemes and can be used either
alone or in small groups.
Once you have worked through the book and refined this
methodical approach, you will be able to approach any consultation confident in
the knowledge that you possess the tools to succeed.
Note that this edition does not contain a DVD. The 13 video cases in the previous edition have been replaced by teaching cases.