COVID-19 Update - This is to inform you that the Government of India has announced a complete lockdown in India 22nd March 2020 to 14th April 2020. As a result, our offices will now be closed till 14th April 2020 and all our employees will be working from home. Office telephones will not be answered, and therefore you are requested to direct all your queries related to manuscript submission, review process, publication etc. at below mentioned details. editor@innovativepublication.com, rakesh.its@gmail.com, Mob. 8826373757, 8826859373, 9910947804

Article view: 25

Article download: 16

Indian Journal of Clinical Anatomy and Physiology


Objective structured practical examination: As an assessment tool in newly introduced competency based anatomy curriculum


Full Text PDF Share on Facebook Share on Twitter


Research Article

Author Details : Deepa Bhat*, Pushpalatha Murugesh, Pushpa N B

Volume : 7, Issue : 1, Year : 2020

Article Page : 81-86


Suggest article by email


Abstract

Competency Based Medical Education (CBME) Curriculum has been introduced in India with the intent to
move towards outcome based education. Competencies, specific learning objectives and preferred teaching
learning methods are provided by Medical Council of India. Assessment tools suitable to CBME have been
suggested to fulfil the essence of new curriculum. Objective Structured Practical Examination (OSPE) is
one such valid, reliable and objective tool suggested in anatomy curriculum. OSPE was introduced to 200
students of new batch during routine formative assessment. The perception of faculty and students on the
process, OSPE were obtained through validated questionnaire based on 5 point Likert’s scale. Testing skills
with knowledge, objectivity and aligning with purpose of CBME were supportive features and need for
practice, teacher fatigue were disapproving factors for this new assessment tool. Perseverance and practice
would assist to develop OSPE as an ideal tool tailored to new curriculum. Hence OSPE is definitely a better
assessment tool that is well accepted by both faculty and students.

Keywords: Competency, OSPE, Stations, CBME, Anatomy, Curriculum, Assessment tool.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijcap.2020.018

How to cite : Bhat D, Murugesh P, Pushpa N B, Objective structured practical examination: As an assessment tool in newly introduced competency based anatomy curriculum. Indian J Clin Anat Physiol 2020;7(1):81-86

Copyright © 2020 by author(s) and Indian J Clin Anat Physiol. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0) (creativecommons.org)