The CSA Prep courses provides intense small group teaching and at least 4 chances to role-play with 4 differentCSA actors under exam conditions with personalised feedback, from both the CSA course facilitators and CSA actors, designed to maximise your chances of success.
We have written and selected cases for the CSA courses that are similar to those you would be expected to face in the actual examinations. On the CSA course we will provide a brief introduction to the types of communication skills you will be expected to employ to effectively pass the CSA examination and will use case-examples to demonstrate this. In the afternoon you will have mock CSA cases with fully trained CSA medical actors who may actually assess YOU in your exam!
> REAL CSA ACTORS (4 of them)
Act out the the CSA exam before sitting it and get valuable feedback by the actors playing the patients in the actual exam. Each case will be acted out by a different CSA actor!
> MAXIMUM of 4 CANDIDATES PER GROUP
This is to ensure that you receive individualised feedback per candidate
> COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Learn and role play the communication skills required to pass the CSA exam
The CSA Course Facilitators
Our CSA course facilitators have recently sat and passed the MRCGP exams and have excellent working knowledge of what is expected to pass the CSA exam. Having authored 4 medical text books, 2 of which are prize winning, in addition to being medical teachers and authors of a comprehensive communications skills book, the course facilitators are uniquely placed to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in the CSA examination.
Programme for the CSA course:
09.15 Registration to the CSA course
09.30 Welcome & Introduction to the CSA course (CSA prep)
09.35 What is the CSA exam all about
09.45 Communication and Consultation Skills
10.45 CSA course: Role play practice session 1 + feedback
12.15 CSA course: Role play practice session 2 + feedback
14.00 CSA course: Role play practice session 3 + feedback
15.40 CSA course: Role play practice session 4 + feedback
17.15 Feedback and tips from facilitators & CSA actors
*Buffet lunch provided at the CSA courses - including halal and vegetarian meals