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MRCP(UK) Part 2 Clinical Examination (PACES) - student - 09-25-2010 10:00 PM


MRCP(UK) Part 2 Clinical Examination (PACES)

Purpose

To demonstrate in a clinical setting, the knowledge, skills and attitudes appropriate for a physician who is eligible to take the MRCP(UK) Part 2 Clinical Examination (PACES) and is completing General Professional Training.
Aims

MRCP(UK) Part 2 Clinical Examination (PACES) tests the following skills:

* Physical Examination - Demonstrate correct, thorough, systematic (or focused in Station 5 encounters), appropriate, fluent, and professional technique of physical examination.
* Identifying Physical Signs - Identify physical signs correctly, and not find physical signs that are not present.
* Clinical Communication - Elicit a clinical history relevant to the patient’s complaints, in a systematic, thorough (or focused in Station 5 encounters), fluent and professional manner.
Explain relevant clinical information in an accurate, clear, structured, comprehensive, fluent and professional manner.
* Differential Diagnosis - Create a sensible differential diagnosis for a patient that the candidate has personally clinically assessed.
* Clinical Judgement - Select or negotiate a sensible and appropriate management plan for a patient, relative or clinical situation.
Select appropriate investigations or treatments for a patient that the candidate has personally clinically assessed.
Apply clinical knowledge, including knowledge of law and ethics, to the case.
* Managing Patients' Concerns - Seek, detect, acknowledge and address patients’ or relatives’ concerns.
Listen to a patient or relative, confirm their understanding of the matter under discussion and demonstrate empathy.
* Maintaining Patient Welfare - Treat a patient or relative respectfully and sensitively and in a manner that ensures their comfort, safety and dignity.

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