Introducing Multimodal Objective Structural Practical Exam (OSPE) to assess anatomy competency, and to improve student’s ability in medical imaging practice

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Aziz, Dr. Joseph
Thorogood, Joanna
Yang, Lee
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2022-12
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Conference Contribution - Oral Presentation
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New Zealand
Unitec, Te Pūkenga courses
medical imaging education
medical imaging students
anatomy
student assessment
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Aziz, Joseph., Thorogood, Joanna., & Yang, Lee. (2022, December, 7-9). Introducing Multimodal Objective Structural Practical Exam (OSPE) to assess anatomy competency, and to improve student’s ability in medical imaging practice [Poster presentation]. Australian and New Zealand Association of Clinical Anatomists Conference, Learning from Each Other, University of Queensland, Australia.
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INTRODUCTION An essential part of medical imaging education is based on learning the student’s skills needed in their practice. Teaching anatomy to medical imaging students focuses on building a three-dimensional picture to examine and comprehend CT images. OSPE is an assessment tool used to enhance competence at all medical education levels. This study was designed to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of OSPE as an assessment tool for medical imaging students. MATERIALS AND METHODS Seventy students were included in this study; 32 from 1st year and 38 from 2nd year. In OSPE model 1, students were given ten short case scenarios and asked to identify 5-8 structures on CT images related to each case. In OSPE model 2, students were rotated through ten stations. At each station, students had to identify four structures on the anatomical models and correlate them with the corresponding radiographic images. The students were given an anonyms questionnaire to complete at the end of the exam. RESULTS Most students (89%) strongly agreed that the OSPE improved their anatomy learning ability and understanding of practical skills more effectively. Also, most students (82%) emphasised that OSPE is a well organised assessment tool. Moreover, 90 % strongly agreed that OSPE was well structured, relevant and uniform, and 88% strongly agreed that OSPE was consistent with the learning objectives of the course contents. CONCLUSION/S OSPE is a feasible and reliable assessment tool in anatomy to medical imaging. By implementing OSPE, we have effectively improved the student’s practical skills in future practice
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