Discussion Summary

Origin and evolution


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 The Beginning

 01.   Introduction and Basics of OSPE/OSCE

 02.   Is OSPE glorified spotting.. 

  03.   How to set up OSCE and OSPE stations..

 04.   How to collect the answer-sheets in OSCE/OSPE from students.

 05.   OSCE reliability

 06.   Levels of competencies in evaluation

 07.   Practical experiences of OSPE/OSCE

 08.   OSCE in testing Communication and attitudes

  09   Should knowledge be accessed in OSCE/OSPE

 10.   Simulated patients

 11. Examiner training...a must to do...

12.   Standard setting in OSCE

 13.   Disadvantages of OSCE


Origin and evolution of OSCE:

OSCE stands for Objective Structured Clinical examination, a form of multi-station examination for clinical subjects. This was developed as an evaluation tool, in Dundee and Glasgow (Harden and Gleeson, 1979), in the early 1970’s by Dr. Harden and colleagues. This was probably an attempt to overcome many of the problems faced in the conventional practical examination in a clinical setting. The method was gradually picked up widely first by USA and followed by UK. OSCE is now used in over 50 countries world-wide. It has been accepted as the main method for clinical skills assessment in medical schools and licensure bodies across USA, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand and other countries due to its accepted merits over other evaluation tools.

The format of Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCEs) has been found to be very reliable, valid and feasible and because of this, it is now being adopted as evaluation tool in other disciplines like nursing, midwifery, pharmacy, engineering and law.




Discussion Summary


Origin and evolution of OSCE

What is OSCE OSPE..

Important terminologies OSCE and OSPE

Process - OSCE and OSPE


Advantages OSCE and OSPE

Limitation OSCE and OSPE

The final words