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  1. Competency-based learning in traumatology. Commentary.

    Article - En anglais


    A multidisciplinary, competency-based trauma teaching program was introduced for final year medical students (n=67) at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPAH) in 1994 to complement the surgical clerkship.


    The method involved small groups rotating through a series of teaching stations each structured to address a predetermined competency.

    Four 3-hour sessions were held on the subject areas of resuscitation, plastic, orthopedic, and neurotrauma.

    Performance in the trauma section of a summative Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), 6 months after the teaching, was compared with that of a control group (n=127) from other campuses where trauma was taught by a series of discipline-based lectures.

    Three trauma OSCE stations were designed to test psychomotor skills while five addressed aspects of the cognitive domain.

    Checklists were used to ensure standardization of scoring in a range of questions asked or skills tested at each station.


    The marks of the RPAH students (mean 78% ± SD 9%) were significantly higher (P<0.0005) than the controls (mean 70% ± SD 9%) in the 8 trauma questions.

    There was no significant difference (P=0.8) in marks obtained by the study group (mean 61% ± SD 8%) and controls (mean 63% ± SD 7%) in 22 questions sampling a wide spectrum of nontrauma subject areas. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatologie, Enseignement professionnel, Médecin, Etudiant, Formation professionnelle, Evaluation professionnelle, Evaluation performance, Homme, Australie, Océanie, Personnel sanitaire

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Traumatology, Occupational education, Physician, Student, Occupational training, Professional evaluation, Performance evaluation, Human, Australia, Oceania, Health staff

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0244983

    Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 11/06/1997.