Making a diagnosis of Asthma – Case based exam

Case-based Exam

To assess competence in making a diagnosis of Asthma, candidates are required to complete a summative multiple choice exam. You will have 45 minutes to answer 25 questions . The pass mark is 80%. If you do not meet the assessment criteria, don’t panic! You can resit as many times as you need.

During this exam, you will be assessed against the following learning outcomes: 

    • Clinical features that make a diagnosis of Asthma more likely, including episodic cough, wheeze, breathlessness and chest tightness.


    • Three tests to demonstrate variable airflow obstruction; PEF diary, Spirometry with reversibility and FeNO.


    • What to do when asthma is not confirmed.

The questions are presented through case studies, and each case study might span a series of questions. See below an example of how this Case Study and Question will sit on a page.

Click ‘Start quiz’ to get started. Your time limit will start immediately and will run continuously until 0:00. If you leave the page and return, the clock will not stop.

Once you have answered all the questions, you will be taken to an exam overview page where you will find your answers marked against the correct answers.

If you do not pass every question, you will be able to resit the exam.

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