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Paediatrics

Paediatric medicine is a unique speciality. It gives us the opportunity to engage with families and therefore involves a unique consultation style. Prescribing is also reflected on body weight and therefore prescribing practice becomes very important. We hope these cases help you prepare for your paediatric OSCE.

Click on the "blue" links to open up the details for the Candidate, Role player or Mark Sheet

To see cases linked to the RCPCH Paediatric Undergraduate Curriculum click here

Paediatric Curriculum

Paediatric history 1 Candidate - Task Sheet Patient/Roll-player Sheet Examiner Mark sheet Level
Chronic diarrhoea 1 candidate (PaedHx1) patient (PaedHx1) mark sheet (PaedHx1) E
Constipation 1 candidate (PaedHx2) patient (PaedHx2) marksheet(PaedHx2) VE
Jaundiced infant 1 candidate (PaedHx3) patient (PaedHx3) marksheet(PaedHx3) E
Fatigued Adolescent 1 candidate (PaedHx4) patient (PaedHx4) marksheet(PaedHx4) P
Vomiting infant 1 candidate (PaedHx5) patient (PaedHx5) marksheet(PaedHx5) E
Wheezing child 1 candidate (PaedHx6) patient (PaedHx6) marksheet(PaedHx6) VE
Fever and rash 1 candidate (PaedHx7) patient (PaedHx7) marksheet(PaedHx7) E
Fever and rash 2 candidate (PaedHx8) patient (PaedHx8) marksheet(PaedHx8) E
Fever and rash 3 candidate (PaedHx13) patient (PaedHx13) marksheet(PaedHx13) E
Infant with a rash 1 candidate (PaedHx9) patient (PaedHx9) marksheet(PaedHx9) E
Behaviour history 1 candidate (PaedHx11) patient (PaedHx11) marksheet(PaedHx11) P
Limping child 1 Candidate (PaedHx12) Patient (PaedHx12) Marksheet (PaedHx12) D
Coughing child 1 candidate (PaedHx14) patient (PaedHx14) marksheet(PaedHx14) E
Seizure in a child 1 candidate (PaedHx15) patient (PaedHx15) marksheet(PaedHx15) H
Seizure in a child 2 candidate (PaedHx17) patient (PaedHx17) marksheet(PaedHx17) H
Seizure in a child 3 candidate (PaedHx18) patient (PaedHx18) marksheet(PaedHx18) D
Bedwetting 1 candidate (PaedHx16) patient (PaedHx16) marksheet(PaedHx16) P
Recurrent fever 1 candidate (PaedHx19) patient (PaedHx19) marksheet(PaedHx19) D
Headache - chronic 1 candidate (PaedHx20) patient (PaedHx20) marksheet(PaedHx20) D
Child with poor growth candidate (PaedHx21) patient (PaedHx21) marksheet(PaedHx21) D
Child with shortness of breath candidate (PaedHx22) patient (PaedHx22) marksheet(PaedHx22) D
Paediatric information giving/ Communication Candidate - Task Sheet Patient/Roll-player Sheet Examiner Mark sheet Level
Childhood vaccination counselling candidate (PaedIg1) patient (PaedIg1) mark sheet (PaedIg1) E
Weaning counselling candidate (PaedIg2) patient (PaedIg2) mark sheet (PaedIg2) E
Malaria diagnosis, treatment and prevention candidate (PaedIg3) patient (PaedIg3) mark sheet (PaedIg3) E
Chronic diarrhoea counselling 1 (linked case) candidate (PaedIg4) patient (PaedHx1) mark sheet (PaedIg4) E
Vomiting infant counselling 1 (linked case) candidate (PaedIg5) patient (PaedHx5) marksheet(PaedIg5) E
Wheezing child counselling 1 (linked case) candidate (PaedIg6) patient (PaedHx6) marksheet(PaedIg6) VE
Fever and rash counselling 1 (linked case) candidate (PaedIg7) patient (PaedHx7) marksheet(PaedIg7) E
Constipation counselling 1 (linked case) candidate (PaedIg8) patient (PaedHx2) marksheet(PaedIg8) VE
Cough counselling 1 (linked case) candidate (PaedIg14) patient (PaedHx14) marksheet(PaedIg14) E
Bedwetting counselling 1 (linked case) candidate (PaedIg16) patient (PaedHx16) marksheet(PaedIg16) P
Seizure counselling 1 (linked case) candidate (PaedIg17) patient (PaedHx17) marksheet(PaedIg17) H
Unwarranted CT candidate (PaedIg18) patient (PaedIg18) marksheet(PaedIg18) D
Teaching medical student candidate (PaedIg19) patient (PaedIg19) marksheet(PaedIg19) D
Breaking bad news Candidate - Task Sheet Patient/Roll-player Sheet Examiner Mark sheet Level
Aabdominal mass candidate (PaedBBN1) patient (PaedBBN1) mark sheet (PaedBBN1) H
Cerebral palsy candidate (PaedBBN2) patient (PaedBBN2) mark sheet (PaedBBN2) H
Jaundiced infant (linked case) candidate (PaedBBN3) patient (PaedHx3) marksheet(PaedBBN3) D
Thyroid disease candidate (PaedBBN4) patient (PaedBBN4) marksheet(PaedBBN4) D
Down syndrome candidate (PaedBBN5) patient (PaedBBN5) marksheet(PaedBBN5) H
Paediatric Medication Prescribing Candidate - Task Sheet Patient/Roll-player Sheet Examiner Mark sheet Level
Urine dipstick interpretation candidate (PaedPresc1) patient (PaedPresc1) mark sheet (PaedPresc1) P
Pain candidate (PaedPresc2) patient (PaedPresc2) mark sheet (PaedPresc2) P
Paediatric Fluid Prescribing Candidate - Task Sheet Patient/Roll-player Sheet Examiner Mark sheet Level
Gastroenteritis 1 candidate (PaedFluid1) patient (PaedFluid1) mark sheet (PaedFluid1) P
Hypoglycaemia 1 candidate (PaedFluid2) patient (PaedFluid2) mark sheet (PaedFluid2) P
Shock & Dehydration 1 candidate (PaedFluid3) patient (PaedFluid3) mark sheet (PaedFluid3) P
Shock and Hypoglycaemia 1 candidate (PaedFluid4) patient (PaedFluid4) mark sheet (PaedFluid4) P
Differential and Prescribing Candidate - Task Sheet Patient/Roll-player Sheet Examiner Mark sheet Level
Fever 1 candidate (PaedDiffPresc1) patient (PaedDiffPresc1) mark sheet (PaedDiffPresc1) P
Vomiting and diarrhoea 1 candidate (PaedDiffPresc2) patient (PaedDiffPresc2) mark sheet (PaedDiffPresc2) D
Good Clinical Practice Candidate - Task Sheet Patient/Roll-player Sheet Examiner Mark sheet Level
Writing patient notes 1 Candidate DM3.3C1 There is no role player for this case Mark sheet DM3.3C1 H


Difficulty scale (level): VE = very easy (just getting started), E = Easy (e.g. 3rd year), P = Finals pass, H = Finals honours, D = Finals distinction


Speciality Leads for Paediatrics
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Kat Twentyman, Paediatric lead, Univeristy of Leeds, [email protected]



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