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Preparing for CASC


The Clinical Assessment of Skills and Competencies (CASC) tests the clinical skills of candidates in a range of clinical situations.

 

What is the format for the CASC?

The CASC format is like an OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination).

It comprises two circuits of stations which will test your clinical skills:

  • The morning circuit consists of four pairs of linked stations which each last ten minutes.

  • The afternoon circuit consists of eight individual stations, each lasting seven minutes.

In all cases, you will have 90 seconds to prepare before starting the station.

IMPORTANT: The CASC format will change from January 2018. Please see details here.

How is the CASC marked?

See the criteria for scoring a pass mark in CASC.

 

Guide for CASC candidates

For further information about stations, the role players and how you will be assessed, see the CASC candidate guide.

 

Further information

 

 

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