METHODOLOGY OF ASSESMENT IN BASIC MEDICAL EDUCATION. asist. Nena Kopčavar Guček, MD Departement of Family Practice University of Ljubljana,Slovenia. Assesment, as all other components of education, should be conducted properly, with expertise, care and respect. (BMJ 1997; 315:1108-9.).
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asist. Nena Kopčavar Guček, MD
Departement of Family Practice
University of Ljubljana,Slovenia
Assesment, as all other components of education, should be conducted properly, with expertise,care and respect.
(BMJ 1997; 315:1108-9.)
Although few of us have received formal training in teaching skills, most undertake the job conscientiously and enthusiastically.
(BMJ 2003, 326:591-4.)
As several health systems out more emphasis on primary care, this setting will increasingly be used for teaching pre- and post-graduate medical students.
(Fam Pract 2002; 19:183-8.)
Setting the educational objectives at the beginning of the educational activity is essential for teachers as well as for the students. It gives a clearer idea of what is expected from students; they would best be in written form.
(Habershaw S, Habershaw T, Gibbs G: 53 interesting things to do in your seminars and tutorials.Technical and Educational Services, UK, 1992:25.)
One has to select a grading method that best promotes learning in his/her environment.
That is, after all, the prime function of assesment.
There is a secondary function of assesment that we are sometimes unaware of. A unfavourable assesment could jeopardize one`s chance to get a scholarship, a competetive post or promotion…
All is published in the student`s handbook, which they receive at the beginning of the course.
All students take a written exam, go through the OSCE stations and conclude with an oral exam. The finalgrade is the synthesis of all the components.
Admitting one`s limitations to the student should not be avoided. On the contrary. students show respect for the teachers who are honest and don`t pretend to be perfect.