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Chapter-35 Assessment of Skills: Observation, Checklist, Practical Examination, Viva, Objective Structured Clinical Examination

BOOK TITLE: Nursing Education Made Easy

Author
1. Raj D Elakkuvana Bhaskara
ISBN
9789386261571
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/18055_36
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
9
Author Affiliations
1. Padmashree Institute of Nursing, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, Indira Gandhi School and College of Nursing, Amethi, Uttar Pradesh, India
Chapter keywords
Observation, checklist, practical examination, viva, objective structured clinical examination, OSCE, rating scale, sociometric technique, physical therapy, radiography

Abstract

This chapter describes assessment of skills such as observation, checklist, practical examination, viva, and objective structured clinical examination. Teachers have many opportunities to observe students in real situations of interaction. The observational techniques are systematic methods of recording these observations for the purpose of evaluation. Anecdotal records, checklists, rating scales and sociometric techniques are included in this category. A checklist consists of a listing of steps, activities or behavior which the observer records when an incident occurs. A checklist is a type of informational job aid used to reduce failure by compensating for potential limits of human memory and attention. It helps to ensure consistency and completeness in carrying out a task. An Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) is a modern type of examination often used in health sciences (e.g. medicine, chiropractic, physical therapy, radiography, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry) to test clinical skill performance and competence in skills such as communication, clinical examination, medical procedures/prescription, exercise prescription, joint mobilization/manipulation techniques and interpretation of results.

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