Faculties’ feedback on powerpoint based spotter examination for first year medical students

Prabhu, Krishnananda and Bhat, Vinutha and Shenoy, Revathi P and Rao, Pragna (2013) Faculties’ feedback on powerpoint based spotter examination for first year medical students. Education in Medicine Journal, 5 (4). pp. 82-86. ISSN 2180-1932

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Practical examination in Biochemistry involves spotters requiring rotation of students through ten stations in batches. As the numbers of students are large, it adds more difficulty in conducting such examination within the given time frame. Moreover, some of the stations require the use of an instrument or reagents which have to be arranged with the help of technical staff. So, to find a feasible, acceptable and valid tool for conduct of such examinations, a pool of questions in Microsoft (MS) - PowerPoint format based on the specification table and learning objectives was prepared. During periodic internal evaluations, these slides were used to orient the students for such examination. During university examinations, these questions were then administered to the entire batch of students simultaneously. A feedback regarding the same was taken from the teachers after the spotter examination using a questionnaire with 5 point Likerts scale. All faculties (100%) felt that this method overcomes most of the needs required in conventional spotter examinations like laboratory infrastructure, student rotations between stations, reagents, preparation time, staff- technician coordination etc. So, PowerPoint based spotter examination can be an efficient and feasible tool for conducting such examinations for large number of students.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Feedback; Spotter examination; Computer; Questionnaire.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Biochemistry
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2013 04:20
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2013 04:20
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/137934

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