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Draft nMRCGP Course Programme

Here's the draft programme for the September 2007 nMRCGP Course. It's an early draft and may well change - if you want to be notified of any changes please just register.

The cost of the course is now set at 425. The venue is the Village Hotel, Swansea.

If you have any questions on the nMRCGP Course please feel free to drop us an email.

Friday 7th September, 2007

The AKT and the WPBA, CSA Introduction

10.00Course Introduction
The aims and objectives of the course - what we'll teach you and what we won't. Housekeeping issues. An overview of the new exam, outlining the purpose and methodology of each module.
10.30The AKT - Overview
What this module tests, where and when to sit it. Format and content of the 'paper'.
11.30The AKT - Examples
Example questions demonstrating each question format; problem areas; suggested reading and preparation techniques.
12.30The AKT - Statistics
A review of the core stats needed to pass the example. Includes some elements of critical appraisal.
13.45The WPBA - Overview
What this module assesses and a description of the key components.
14.30The WPBA - Specific Components:
  • Case Based Discussion
  • Consultation Observation Tool
  • Multi-source Feedback
  • Patient Satisfaction Questionnaire
How to make sure you don't trip up on the 'softer' parts of the assessment and how to get the best out of your trainer and training practice.
16.00The CSA - Introduction
A description of the CSA format, the domains assessed and how the examiners assess you.
16.45The CSA - Consultation Models
An overview of the theory behind the general practice consultation and why it's important.

Saturday 8th September, 2007


9.00The CSA - Key Skills
A presentation on the key skills required to perform well in the CSA; what sort of problems you'll be presented with and the key principles of how to deal with them.
10.00The CSA - How to Prepare
Practical suggestions as to how to prepare for the CSA
10.30The CSA - Practical Session Briefing
A briefing on the day's activity - how it's going to run and how to make sure you get the most out of it
11.30The CSA - Group Session 1
The first session in small groups - you and a small group of your peers role-playing example cases with role-players with expert facilitation and feedback.
13.45The CSA - Group Session 2
16.00The CSA - Group Session 3
17.00The CSA - Plenary
A final closing session to discuss any issues raised by the practical sessions
17.30Course Close
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