3-day clinical course
Penarth Meeting Rooms and
Orthopaedic Centre, Llandough Hospital

Day 1 Penarth Meeting Rooms
(Friday– 09:30 – 17:00)
History taking/ Communication skills and ethics
Each group of six candidates will be interviewed at 9 separate stations, for 35-40 minutes/station. There will be 5 history-taking stations with role-play, 4 communication skills & ethics stations involving actors and feedback.

Days 2 and 3 Llandough Hospital
(Saturday 09:30 –17:00 and Sunday 09:30 –12:45)
Clinical teaching

There is a total of 15 clinical examination stations with an average of 4-5 patients/station, each led by a lecturer for 35 minutes. Candidates will be in groups of 6 who will be supervised and corrected when examining. There will be time for discussing how to approach particular cases and the new ‘objective’ style of marking. The specialist stations include dermatology, abdominal, endocrine and eyes, neurology, rheumatology, cardiology and respiratory medicine. There is opportunity examine all the patients with candidates being picked in turn to examine under scrutiny.

Day 3 pm Llandough Hospital
(Sunday 13:45 – 17:00)
Mock examination

On the Sunday afternoon each candidate will undergo a formal mock examination involving 5 stations and will receive written feedback of their performance.

(Total patients seen over the weekend around 75)

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