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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 individual stations which will test your clinical skills:

  • The morning circuit will have 4 minutes to read the instructions and 7 minutes to complete the task

  • The afternoon circuit will have 90 seconds to read the instructions and 7 minutes to complete the task.

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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