An Essential Guide to Developing, Implementing, and Evaluating Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) by Hamza M Abdulghani

An Essential Guide to Developing, Implementing, and Evaluating Objective Structured Clinical…

byHamza M Abdulghani, Gominda Ponnamperuma, Zubair Amin

Kobo ebook | October 27, 2014

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The aim of this book is to provide a comprehensive and practical guide for developing and implementing an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) for the medical educators/health sciences educators/tutors/faculty/clinicians/OSCE planners, who are involved in clinical teaching and assessment of students, trainees and residents. The book starts with the essential theoretical foundation before progressing to the practical implementation steps. It contains a good balance of medical education research and practical tips to provide readers an easy to digest, yet comprehensive, guide for the implementation of OSCE as an appropriate assessment tool.


  • The Birth and Propagation of the OSCE
  • The OSCE in the Context of a Holistic Assessment
  • Value of the OSCE as an Assessment Tool
  • Selecting the Skills to be Tested in an OSCE through Blueprinting
  • Utilizing Different Formats of OSCE for Greater Efficiency
  • Writing OSCE Stations
  • Creating a Scoring Template for Assigning Marks
  • Preparing Patients for the OSCE
  • Preparing Simulators for the OSCE
  • Preparing the Groundwork for Conducting an OSCE
  • Determining Passes and Fails in an OSCE
  • Post-Assessment Quality Assurance
  • Feedback, Moderation, and Banking
  • Helping Poorly Performing Students in an OSCE
  • OSCE as a Tool for the Selection of Applicants
  • Frequently Asked Questions about the OSCE

Readership: Medical Educators, Health Science Educators, Clinicians, Tutors, Examiners, OSCE Planners, Trainees to prepare themselves to take OSCE.
Key Features:

  • The book is written not only to guide educators to develop and conduct OSCEs, but also for post–exam evaluation and analysis of such activity to assure quality assessment
  • The book is also unique in the presentation of specific topics, such as OSCE for selection of candidates for a specific educational program, quality assurance, helping students with poor performance, where little is written in a book or a guide format. Also, for those who want to have a quick answer to their queries, a compilation of 'Frequently Asked Questions' is presented at the end of the book
  • The three authors of the book from three different countries and with affiliations to reputed educational institutes world over (not only in their own countries), have substantial practical experience in developing, conducting and evaluating OSCEs. In addition they have wide international experience in working as resources persons for workshops and staff development programs on OSCE. All three are holding degrees in Medical Education as well as practicing physicians, with extensive experience in clinical teaching and assessment
Title:An Essential Guide to Developing, Implementing, and Evaluating Objective Structured Clinical…Format:Kobo ebookPublished:October 27, 2014Publisher:World Scientific Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9814623547

ISBN - 13:9789814623544

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