Adapting Objective Structured Practical Examinations (OSPE’s) to assess laboratory science skills in pharmacology students

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Abstract

Objective Structured Practical Examination (OSPE) assessments of theoretical, practical and problem-solving skills at multiple stations have been adapted to examine practical skills in science disciplines to enhance employability and prepare students for research projects. We have recently expanded the range of students formally examined in communication and science laboratory practical skills by creating new assessment stations and adapting others to examine pharmacology practical skills. Using benchmark statements, student, staff and examiner feedback, stations assessing contextualised skills such as numeracy, graphic interpretation, drug mechanisms and targets, pharmacokinetics, and use of physiological data to identify appropriate drug treatments have been developed.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventHEA STEM Annual Conference: Achieving Excellence in Teaching and Learning - Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Feb 2017 → …
https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/training-events/hea-stem-conference-2017-achieving-excellence-teaching-and-learning

Conference

ConferenceHEA STEM Annual Conference
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityManchester
Period1/02/17 → …
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Keywords

  • OSPE
  • objective structured practical examination
  • pharmacology
  • physiology

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