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Indian Journal of Clinical Anatomy and Physiology

OSPE in Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry Practical Examinations: Perception of MBBS students

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Author Details : Rajkumar KR, Prakash KG, Saniya K, Kumar Sai Sailesh, Pradeep Vegi

Volume : 3, Issue : 4, Year : 2016

Article Page : 482-484

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Background: The objective structured practical examination (OSPE) is a well accepted tool in practical examinations for both Pre- and Para-clinical subjects. OSPE has been implemented as a part and parcel in practical examinations in most of the advanced countries as it is an effective method to assess the clinical skills of the students.
Objective: The present study was aimed to assess the student’s perception about OSPE implementation in practical examination of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry.
Materials and Methods: The present study was conducted in 100 male (n=40) and female (n=60) first year medical students. OSPE of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry were prepared in consultation with experts and conducted practical exams using them. A standard questionnaire was used to obtain students perceptions on OSPE.
Results: Majority of the students favored implementation of OSPE in the context of scoring and improving thinking and eliminating bias. However, student’s favorable and unfavorable response on stress levels was almost same.
Conclusion: Based on student’s feedback, we recommend multi center studies in this area to recommend implementation of OSPE in the curriculum for the benefit of students.

: Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology, OSPE, Students perception

How to cite : Rajkumar Kr, Prakash Kg, Saniya K, Sailesh K S, Vegi P, OSPE in Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry Practical Examinations: Perception of MBBS students. Indian J Clin Anat Physiol 2016;3(4):482-484

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