1 covers four of the seven sections or ‘stations’ that trainees need to
complete in preparation for the examination; Communication; Clinical
assessment; Focused history and management; Child development.
remaining three stations can be found in The Diploma in Child Health Volume 2, which include; Safe prescribing; Data
interpretation; Structured oral.
each of these stations is a series of scenarios based around a particular
condition or situation, which the trainee must ‘role play’ with a co-worker,
student or someone else. However, they can be worked through alone.
scenario provides the trainee with some information and outlines what they need
to do, then supplies some further information to the role player who acts as
either a patient or examiner. This may be answers to questions posed to the
trainee, information about a patient that the trainee must discover, or simply
points that an examiner will be looking for in the exam. Additional
information about the condition in question is then supplied.
The stations covered in Volume 1 also
feature in the entrance exams to become a Member of the Royal College of
Paediatrics and Child Health (MRCPCH), and so this Volume will also be valuable
to candidates studying for this exam.