CASC preparation course
The Royal College of Psychiatrists’ (RCPsych) Clinical Assessment of Skills and Competencies (CASC) examination will be conducted entirely online for the foreseeable future. This is a huge departure for CASC candidates. Maudsley Simulation plan to deliver this one day online course to help candidates who have previously struggled to pass this exam to develop the skills and competencies required to pass the CASC, and to prepare them for this new online format.
At the beginning of the day the participants will have an opportunity to discuss the difficulties of passing CASC exam and hear form an RCPsych CASC examiner. Steps of developing a CASC mark scheme will be discussed.
Rather than a mock examination, participants will work in a small group with a facilitator and a CASC examiner. The course will be delivered in the format of video-consultation style scenarios that reflect examination timing. Through practicing online CASC stations with trained actors, watching others do the same as active observers, and reflecting on the process, participants will have the opportunity to develop their skills in this new online setting. Stations will be followed by structured feedback from our experienced faculty and there will be opportunities for peer feedback.
- To develop history-taking, examination, patient management and communication skills for those planning to sit the CASC examination.
- To improve confidence in undertaking the CASC examination in an online setting.
- To be aware of the important elements of the marking scheme for CASC examination.
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