Objective structured practical examination (OSPE) in Forensic Medicine: Students' point of view

Ritesh G. Menezes, Vinod C. Nayak, V. S. Binu, Tanuj Kanchan, P. P.Jagadish Rao, Prakash Baral, Stany W. Lobo

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to assess the attitudes of undergraduate medical students towards the objective structured practical examination (OSPE) in Forensic Medicine, in a medical college in Nepal. Participants included 59 undergraduate medical students of the 7th semester. Findings indicated that the OSPE was an acceptable tool considering the conduct of practical examination in Forensic Medicine at the undergraduate level. The overall mean attitude score was towards the favourable side. Students strongly agreed that the OSPE tested a wide range of skills. They also strongly agreed that it was a good form of examination as well as a learning experience. The introduction of the OSPE replacing the conventional method of practical examination in Forensic Medicine is a step in the right direction taken to objectively assess undergraduate medical students.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-349
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
Volume18
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-11-2011

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Menezes, Ritesh G. ; Nayak, Vinod C. ; Binu, V. S. ; Kanchan, Tanuj ; Rao, P. P.Jagadish ; Baral, Prakash ; Lobo, Stany W. / Objective structured practical examination (OSPE) in Forensic Medicine : Students' point of view. In: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine. 2011 ; Vol. 18, No. 8. pp. 347-349.
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In: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, Vol. 18, No. 8, 01.11.2011, p. 347-349.

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