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Advantages OSCE and OSPE

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 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



  • The most commonly appreciated advantages of OSCE/OSPE is that it provides a opportunity to test a student’s ability to integrate knowledge, clinical skills, as well as communication with the patient which is a must for any student aspiring to become a successful clinician.
  • This method removes the subjectivity responsible for bias on the part of examiner simultaneously providing opportunity to provide one to one constructive feedback to students for improvement.
  • All the students undertake similar station and are judged on common parameter thus permits uniform and reproducible level of assessment
  • It provides opportunity to judge large number of skills covering most of the topics 
  • It provides an opportunity to know the overall approach of the student towards patients and his problems.
  • The structure of examination is flexible and easily adaptable as per local needs to the subject and department.
  • Overall a reliable, valid and reproducible method both for formative as well as summative evaluation.



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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

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