Pharmacy OSCEs and Competency-Based Assessments, 1e 1st

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by Sharon Haughey PhD (Author),‎ Roisin O'Hare DPharm (Author)

Pharmacy OSCEs and Competency-Based Assessments, 1e 1st 

by Sharon Haughey PhD (Author),‎ Roisin O'Hare DPharm (Author)

Patient safety is now a very strong focus of pharmacy degrees. Competency-based evaluations of pharmacy students using simulated assessments including Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) and Criterion Referenced Assessments (CRAs) are increasingly commonplace. These are designed to simulate aspects of real-life pharmacy practice in order to train students to integrate their knowledge of medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutics, therapeutics, legislation, clinical skills, numeracy, communication and empathy, and to test a student’s ability to provide safe and effective patient care.

This book provides a unique resource to support students and trainers in developing and practising these essential skills. It is designed as a useful resource for undergraduate students, clinical tutors and those involved in teaching students on pharmacy degree courses.


    • OSCE outline
      • Format (written/interactive)
      • Level of difficulty
      • Time limit
      • Props supplied (e.g. BNF)
      • Competencies tested
    • Station task
    • Model Answers and sample marking schemes
  • Tips
  • Short chapter introductions about how to tackle the type of problems encountered in the chapter.
    • Station examples to test your ability to integrate knowledge and skills.
    • Stations written in detail so that you can practise and then check or score performance against model answers.
  • Examples of competency-based assessments designed to assess the level of integration between science and practice.


Product details

  • Paperback: 244 pages
  • Publisher: Elsevier; 1 edition (June 20, 2017)
  • Language: English