Objective Structured Clinical examination (OSCE). Presented by Prof. Namir G. Al- Tawil M.B.Ch.B ., F.I.B.M.S./C.M. firstname.lastname@example.org. Objectives. At the end of this lecture, the audience must know: Definition of OSCE Advantages and disadvantages of OSCE Components of OSCE.
Prof. Namir G. Al-Tawil
OSCE is the “best” test that can really and effectively assess communication skills (CS) performance.
Several skills are tested at one time.
Each skill is tested in a separate station.
The examiner have a checklist for doing the marking.
- Manual skills, like examining the anterior chamber of the eye.
- Communication skills like taking
- Communication skills.
- Physical examination.
- Short answer stations.
The OSCE should be able to reliably assess clinical competence, in history taking, physical examination, laboratory, radiographic, and other data interpretation, technical and procedural skills, as well as, counseling and attitudinal behavior.
a) The OSCE should be tested for appropriate measurement characteristics such as: validity, reliability, feasibility, and credibility.
b) Types of validity includes: predictive,
concurrent, and content validity.
c) A valid OSCE station measures what it was designed to measure. A reliable station measures its consistency.
d) Item analysis should be completed for an OSCE to provide indications concerning the difficulty of each station in relation to the overall exam.
e) Grading can be based on a criterion- referenced system, norm-referenced system, or a combination of both.