Candidate guidelines for the Clinical Competency Exam

CCE preparation

BEACH: Frequency and patterns of problems in general practice

Last revised: 10 Aug 2023

The frequency and patterns of problems as they occur in Australian general practice are also considered during exam preparation. Information gathered from research, such as the University of Sydney’s Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health (BEACH) study, is used to design the exams.

You might find it useful to compare your practice profile with that of other practitioners; for example, by reviewing your practice using a log diary of 100 consecutive patients.

Comparing a practice profile with BEACH data may help you identify learning needs. If you see very few paediatric cases, for example, you might wish to do further study in paediatrics to better prepare for the exams. This may include organising some sessions in a facility with a paediatric population, reading journals and attending lectures and workshops.

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