Journal of Indian System of Medicine

EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 147--154

Perception of Teachers and Students Towards OSCE and OSPE as an Assessment Tool


Bharat Rathi1, Renu Rathi2 
1 Professor, Department of Rasashastra & Bhaishajya Kalpana, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College Hospital and Research Centre, Salod (H), Wardha (MH), India
2 Professor, Department of Koumarabhritya, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College Hospital and Research Centre, Salod (H), Wardha (MH), India

Correspondence Address:
Bharat Rathi
Professor, Department of Rasashastra & Bhaishajya Kalpana, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College Hospital and Research Centre, Salod (H), Wardha (MH)
India

Objective Structured Clinical Examination and Objective Structured Practical Examination (OSCE/OSPE) is an important assessment tool in Clinical Sciences & basic Medical Sciences respectively. Individual’s ability to perform a technique is tested in OSPE in a more objective manner as all participants are exposed to the same predetermined set of techniques and questions. Most of the Ayurvedic colleges in India follow the CPE (Conventional Practical Examination). However OSCE/OSPE is a new format for assessing practical competence, specifically developed to enhance objectivity, validity. Mahatma Gandhi Ayurveda College Hospital and Research Center (MGACHRC) under the ambit of Datta Meghe Institute of Medical sciences (DU) is following OSCE/OSPE method since 3 years. Hence to establish significance of these methods, present work was undertaken which is basically an observational study. The study was conducted at MGACHRC, salod Wardha. All the teachers from all the departments and students from second year to fourth year BAMS were enrolled in the study. Observations were done by feedback questionnaire and Likert’s scale. It is observed that OSPE/OSCE helps the examiner to make the judgments in relation to various spheres of performances viz., knowledge, interpersonal skills, attitude, and communication skills. Most of the students (78.43%) and teachers (97.22%) agreed that examiners bias was reduced due to OSCE/OSPE. They also agreed that it is easier to score marks through OSCE/OSPE as compare to CPE because of the uniformity in the evaluation pattern. 42.48% of students perceived OSPE/OSCE as a stressful experience in contrast with the opinion of the teachers. Implementation of OSCE/ OSPE at MGACHRC has been challenging, however student participation in the evaluation and their overall acceptance of the instrument have been encouraging. In addition, the university and the college are undergoing significant reform. A well- designed OSCE/OSPE can drive learning, and therefore, can have a positive educational impact.


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Rathi B, Rathi R. Perception of Teachers and Students Towards OSCE and OSPE as an Assessment Tool.J Indian Sys Medicine 2017;5:147-154


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Rathi B, Rathi R. Perception of Teachers and Students Towards OSCE and OSPE as an Assessment Tool. J Indian Sys Medicine [serial online] 2017 [cited 2021 Jul 25 ];5:147-154
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