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Development of a Problem-based learning (PBL) approach to facilitate the acquisition of statistics knowledge by non-statistics undergraduates: a case study in medical education
Doctors need statistical skills. These skills matter for interpreting research data critically and for understanding and explaining statistical information to patients. However, historically statistical teaching and ...
Assessing the Patient Perspective
(Cambridge University Press, 2011-05-09)
Assessing trainees in the workplace: results of a pilot study
This paper outlines the development and evaluation of the utility of workplace-based assessments in higher medical training: case-based discussion (CbD); the acute care assessment tool (ACAT); audit assessment; teaching ...
Assessing the surgical skills of trainees in the operating theatre: a prospective observational study of the methodology
OBJECTIVES: To compare user satisfaction and acceptability, reliability and validity of three different methods of assessing the surgical skills of trainees by direct observation in the operating theatre across a range of ...
Student doctors taking responsibility
BACKGROUND: New guidelines require all undergraduate medical students to undertake at least one period of assistantship where they assume most of the responsibilities of a first-year graduate doctor (FY1 doctor in the UK) ...
Good questions, good answers: construct alignment improves the performance of workplace-based assessment scales
CONTEXT: Assessment in the workplace is important, but many evaluations have shown that assessor agreement and discrimination are poor. Training discussions suggest that assessors find conventional scales invalid. We ...
A final clinical examination using a sequential design to improve cost-effectiveness
Abstract CONTEXT: Good examinations have a number of characteristics, including validity, reliable scores, educational impact, practicability and acceptability. Scores from the objective structured clinical examination ...
Getting the questions right: non-compound questions are more reliable than compound questions on matched multi-source feedback instruments
CONTEXT: Multi-source feedback (MSF) provides a window into complex areas of performance in real workplace settings. However, because MSF elicits subjective judgements, many respondents are needed to achieve a reliable ...
Diagnosing a learning practice: the validity and reliability of a learning practice inventory
BACKGROUND: There is an increasing literature on learning organisations as a way of fostering communication, teamwork, collaboration and collective learning, thereby promoting quality improvement and enhancing patient ...
Prospective observational study to evaluate NOTSS (Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons) for assessing trainees' non-technical performance in the operating theatre
BACKGROUND: Most surgical assessment has been aimed at technical proficiency. However, non-technical skills also affect patient safety and clinical effectiveness. The NOTSS (Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons) assessment ...