Qpercom in Ronald Harden's 'Definitive Guide to the OSCE'

Posted by Enda Griffin on 20-Sep-2017 13:58:34

Dissemination of research findings often takes a long time. However, we are very pleased our research was noticed and published in Ronald Harden's 'Definitive Guide to the OSCE', an important book for those working in the field of medical education (page 147 (ISBN: 978-0-7020-5550-8)). 

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Topics: eAssessment, clinical assessment, osces, objective structured clinical examinations, communication skills, medical education, medical education research, ronald harden

OSCE Set Up: Multi-Sites, Multi-Scenarios and Multi-Examiners using Qpercom Observe

Posted by Enda Griffin on 10-Mar-2016 16:28:00

On Friday, 26th February 2016, Qpercom participated successfully in the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) School of Medicine’s multi-site Year 4 Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). New from the previous year’s OSCE was the opening of the Clinical Skills Suites at Sligo General Hospital Medical Academy.

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Topics: eAssessment, clinical assessment, osces, objective structured clinical examinations, osce setup, student feedback, multi-examiner assessment, eosces, digital scoring technology, electronic assessment

Research: Winny Setyonugroho's Phd on Communication Skills during OSCEs

Posted by Enda Griffin on 23-Dec-2015 10:46:00

 

In December 2015, Winny Setyonugroho defended his thesis 'The Assessment of Communication Skills During OSCEs: Development and Trialed Implementation of a New Standardised Model Using the MAAS-Global Instrument'. According to the external examiner Dr Marc van Nuland:

"This thesis is original in its introduction of a calibration process for OSCE checklist instruments. This certainly is a valuable contribution to the knowledge and scholarship within the domain of medical education. Further on, researching the effect of having a different first language on the results of communication assessment in OSCE is also of special interest. It is valuable that the candidate has tried to explain the observed differences of students with a different first language compared to native English speaking students from the perspective of the Theory of Working Memory."

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Topics: eAssessment, clinical assessment, osces, objective structured clinical examinations, big data, analysis, phd, communication skills, medical research, medical education

Observe Enhancements: Multiple Examiners, Multiple Scenarios

Posted by Enda Griffin on 04-Dec-2015 09:26:00

Multiple Examiners

Unique to Qpercom Observe, the OSCE management information system, are the new Multiple Examiners/Multiple Scenario enhancements. We have frequently read about research empowering the Standardized Patient (SP) to play an important role in examining parts of student’s competence. Only the patient experiences the effects of interpersonal communication, empathy and other aspects that need to be observed and at times marked.

 

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Topics: eAssessment, clinical assessment, osces, objective structured clinical examinations, medical education, new software rollout, multiple examiners assessment

Research: The Impact of a Review on Communication Skills Assessment: A Comment by Dr Kieran Kennedy

Posted by Enda Griffin on 21-Oct-2015 11:12:00

Research Paper:

Setyonugroho W, Kennedy KM and Kropmans TJB. "Reliability and validity of OSCE checklists used to assess the communication skills of undergraduate medical students: A systematic review". Patient Education and Counseling, 2015. [5-Year Impact Factor: 2.975]  doi:10.1016/j.pec.2015.06.004

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Topics: eAssessment, clinical assessment, osces, objective structured clinical examinations, phd, communication skills, medical research, medical education, communication skills assessment

Research: A Systematic Review of Reliability and Validity of OSCE Checklists

Posted by Enda Griffin on 20-Jul-2015 15:47:00

A paper on the reliability and validity of OSCE checklists in assessing communication skills by Winny Setyonugroho, Dr Kieran Kennedy and Dr Thomas Kropmans was accepted by Patient Education and Counselling. As part of this research, 250 assessment forms were analysed across four academic terms in order to measure the true caliber of communications skills of OSCE performance. The paper can be accessed via the following link:

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Topics: eAssessment, clinical assessment, osces, objective structured clinical examinations, communication skills, medical research, medical education, research paper

Qpercom Launches Version 1.9 with Multiple Examiners Enhancement

Posted by Enda Griffin on 06-Jul-2015 13:46:00

Our tech team has successfully overhauled Observe (formerly OMIS) 1.8.5. and are rolling out version 1.9.43 at our home base. Due to the invaluable feedback of clients, module and OSCE coordinators, and other individual users, we have improved Observe functionalities to the maximal standard.

 

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Topics: eAssessment, clinical assessment, osces, objective structured clinical examinations, medical education, new software rollout, multiple examiners assessment

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