Implementing Competency Frameworks in Qpercom Observe

Posted by Enda Griffin on 27-Jun-2016 14:00:00

When Qpercom developed it's unique Observational Management Information System (formerly OMIS, now Observe) in 2007, it very much used a ‘bottom up’ procedure. This is analogous to how module coordinators and exam administrators developed their assessment stations according to the so called ‘check list approach’. This approach is very much focused on ticking the boxes of an item list similar to the lower technology (paper) forms that were used in those days.

Qpercom has recently added a ‘Competency Management System’ that allows mapping checklist items prospectively or retrospectively to a competency framework. It just requires one click of a button and various competency frameworks that are used nationally and internationally (CanMeds2015, Tomorrow’s Doctor, etc...) can be applied depending on the framework in use in your curriculum.


Competence management


Existing station assessment forms can be adjusted retrospectively. The mapping process can be reviewed by peers before publishing it in Qpercom Observe for future use in OSCE or MMIs. Results can be generated according to ‘station results’ or cumulated results per ‘role’ or ‘competency’.


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Topics: eAssessment, clinical assessment, competency based assessment, evidence based training, curriculum mapping, competency frameworks, qpercom observe feature, competency management system, qpercom observe, osces

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