A Comparative Study Between Nineveh and Tikrit Medical School Teachers Perceptions regarding the Effectiveness of OSCE in Clinical Examination
Keywords:Medical teachers, Perceptions, clinical examination, Kirkuk, Iraq
Assessment students competence is of much importance especially when evaluation the expected learning
out come of medical education and because of increasing students number enrolled in medical colleges , this
lead to enhance the chance of malpractice that compromise patient conditions , therefore it is challenging to
develop and implement such an objective assessment method in clinical examination. Objective of the study:
The study aim is to compare the traditional and innovative medical school teachers perceptions regarding
the effectiveness of OSCE in clinical examination . A descriptive cross sectional study has been conducted
in both (Nineveh and Tikrit medical college from the period of 15th February till 20 th April / 2014.
The study was included 95 medical teachers from both traditional and innovative schools .( 55 teachers
from the traditional school and 40 from innovative school). A special questionnaire form was prepared by
the researcher through direct interviewing with the study sample. The results show that 63.1% of medical
teachers are male , 49.5% aged between 40-49 years ,65.3 % from basic specialty sciences , 51.6% having
a period more than 10 years in teaching, 70.9% of traditional school teachers agree that OSCE evaluate the
practical objectives in comparison to 67.5% of innovative school teachers agree with that OSCE evaluate
knowledge, understanding , practical , and intellectual objectives. The study concluded that more than half
of traditional medical teachers agree with the affectivity of OSCE in assessing large number of students
without bias while medical teachers from innovative school agree with the objectivity of OSCE in clinical
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