Objective structured practical examination (OSPE) in Forensic Medicine: Students’point of view

Menezes, Ritesh G and Nayak, Vinod C and Binu, VS and Kanchan, Tanuj and Rao, Jagadish PP and Baral, Prakash and Lobo, Stany W (2011) Objective structured practical examination (OSPE) in Forensic Medicine: Students’point of view. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, 18 . pp. 347-349.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to assess the attitudes of undergraduate medical students towards the objective structured practical examination (OSPE) in Forensic Medicine, in a medical college in Nepal. Participants included 59 undergraduate medical students of the 7th semester. Findings indicated that the OSPE was an acceptable tool considering the conduct of practical examination in Forensic Medicine at the undergraduate level. The overall mean attitude score was towards the favourable side. Students strongly agreed that the OSPE tested a wide range of skills. They also strongly agreed that it was a good form of examination as well as a learning experience. The introduction of the OSPE replacing the conventional method of practical examination in Forensic Medicine is a step in the right direction taken to objectively assess undergraduate medical students.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Objective structured practical examination, Undergraduate medical student, Attitude,Medical education, Medicalcurriculum
Subjects: Departments at MU > Statistics
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Forensic Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2012 05:33
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2012 05:33
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/2169

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