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Objective structured clinical assessments (OSCA)
What is it: The Objective Structured Clinical Examination is a versatile multipurpose evaluative tool that can be utilized to assess health care professionals in a clinical setting. It assesses competency, based on objective testing through direct observation. It is precise, objective, and reproducible allowing uniform testing of students for a wide range of clinical skills. Unlike the traditional clinical exam, the OSCE could evaluate areas most critical to performance of health care professionals such as communication skills and ability to handle unpredictable patient behavior. [source]
Objective Structured Clinical Assessment [UTS]
  • University of Technology Sydney
[Article] Implementation of Objective Structured Clinical Examination for Assessing Nursing Students’ Clinical Competencies: Lessons and Implications
[Article] Evaluating objective structured clinical assessment (OSCA) in undergraduate nursing
[Article] Rubrics for clinical evaluation: Objectifying the subjective experience
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