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Pass the PSA, 1e

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The BNF is a recommended resource; however, candidates should understand that it does not answer all questions on prescribing. This saves you from looking up each drug individually when being asked which drug is most likely to cause ‘x’.

You will have access to practice papers once you activate your PSA account ahead of the exam and at Pulsenotes we have > 100 practice questions and hours of online lectures to get you up to speed and ready for the exam! Enzyme inducers: PC BRAS – phenytoin, carbamazepine, barbiturates, rifampicin, alcohol (chronic excess) sulphonylureas. You will be asked to make a drug dosage calculation; the question will contain all relevant numerical data as well as distracting data that you will not need.The exam structure and layout used in this tutorial applies to the pilot PSA assessment and may not be precisely replicated in the final version of the PSA. The Prescribing Safety Assessment (PSA) has been developed jointly by the British Pharmacological Society (BPS) and MSC Assessment. The exact pass mark cannot be published before the test as adjustments may be required to take into account differences in difficulty across papers and also any issues with items identified after the test has been sat.

The post-assessment review can take a number of days depending on the assessments sat and number of candidates involved and the results will be made available up to three weeks after the PSA date.In this case, you should take into consideration how commonly each drug causes the adverse effect and when the drug was started relative to when the adverse effect developed. It is important to note that failure to pass the assessment prior to the commencement of the Foundation Programme will not impact employment.

The amount of Flash content has been deliberately kept to a minimum so as to minimise the impact on users of these devices.In the first instance, please confirm with the PSA Lead at your school that they have registered you for the PSA.

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