ABC of Learning and Teaching in Medicine by Peter Cantillon, Diana Wood

By Peter Cantillon, Diana Wood

A pragmatic advisor to instructing in medication geared toward medical professionals who sooner or later of their occupation need to educate, even if in a school room or in a medical surroundings. invaluable articles on conception with a better emphasis on 'how to do it'.

Authors contain one of the most authoritative scientific educationalists on the earth; hence readers gets the good thing about writers who've nice instructing event sponsored up by way of vast academic study.

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Patients and standardised patients can be recruited only after stations are written. Checklists must be reviewed before being printed, and their format must be compatible with the marking method, ideally computerised. ) Stations are the backbone of an OSCE, and yet the single most common problem is that station materials are incomplete and subject to last minute changes. The result is increased cost and wasted time. If OSCE scores are being used for making pass-fail decisions, then it is also necessary to set strandards.

Other common methods of assessment, such as multiple choice questions, simulation tests, and objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) target the lower levels of the pyramid. Underlying this distinction is the sensible but still unproved assumption that assessments of actual practice are a much better reflection of routine performance than assessments done under test conditions. Methods Although the focus of this article is on practising doctors, work based assessment methods apply to medical students and trainees as well.

If constructed well, multiple choice questions can test more than simple facts. Unfortunately though, they are often used to test only facts, as teachers often think this is all they are fit for. Multiple true or false questions These questions enable the teacher to ask a question to which there is more than one correct answer. Although they take somewhat longer to answer than the previous two types, their reliability per hour of testing time is not much lower. Construction, however, is not easy.

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