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Improving the content and face validity of OSCE assessment marking criteria on an undergraduate midwifery programme: a quality initiative

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Show simple item record Barry, Maebh Bradshaw, Carmel Noonan, Maria 2013-05-15T08:55:59Z 2013-05-15T08:55:59Z 2013
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE’s) have been adopted as a means of assessing midwifery students’ clinical skills. The purpose of the OSCE is to provide a standardised method for the evaluation of clinical skill performance in a simulated environment. This paper describes how a quality improvement initiative using both internal and external expert review was utilised to improve OSCE assessment marking criteria. The purpose of the quality initiative was to review the content and face validity of the marking criteria for assessing performance. The design and choice of tools used to score students’ performance is central to reliability and validity. 20 videos of students from year one of a midwifery preregistration programme undertaking an OSCE assessment on abdominal examination and 18 videos of students response to obstetric emergencies e.g. PPH, and shoulder dystocia were available for review. The quality initiative aimed to strengthen the reliability and validity of the OSCE in assessing student performance. Conclusion: the use of global rating scales allows for the capturing of elements of professional competency that do not appear on specific criteria for skills performance checklists. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Elsevier;In Press
dc.rights This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Nurse Education Today. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Nurse Education Today, In Press doi: 10.1016/j.nepr.2012.11.006 en_US
dc.subject OSCE en_US
dc.subject global rating scales en_US
dc.subject marking criteria en_US
dc.subject student midwives en_US
dc.subject content validity en_US
dc.subject face validity en_US
dc.title Improving the content and face validity of OSCE assessment marking criteria on an undergraduate midwifery programme: a quality initiative en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.nepr.2012.11.006
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1414641

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