Traduction en anglais : The Modified Essay Question (MEQ) - Test at the Medical School of the University of Witten/Herdecke.
The MEQ-Test is a written examination which has been used successfully at medical schools in Sweden, Great Britain, the US, and Australia for about 20 years.
It comprises a case history which is worked through step by step and is punctuated by directed and undirected questions.
The advantages of the MEQ-Test are : 1) it tests the ability to actively reproduce knowledge, 2) it is modelled after the real situation of the clinical decision process, and 3) the examination itself includes feedback to the examinee.
At the Medical School of the University of Witten/Herdecke, six MEQ-Tests have been held since 1995.
After two of the tests, the students were asked to fill in questionnaires to give their opinion of the examination and of its effect on their learning behaviour.
The mean scores in these two MEQ-Tests were 55.2% ±SD 14.6 (range 28.0-87.5) and 62.0% ±12.4 (range 36.0-83.8), respectively.
The students'attitude towards the test was very positive (7.1 ±1.9 and 7.5±1.3 of 9 points, respectively).
The students'change of attitude from before to after the examination was remarkable : 35% (42%) changed their opinion from negative or neutral to positive, only 4% (3%) from neutral to negative.
Summing up, the MEQ-Test is a valuable examination tool for preclinical students and is viewed very positively by the students.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etudiant, Médecin, Enseignement professionnel, Enseignement universitaire, Evaluation, Connaissance, Prise décision, Clinique, Questionnaire, Examen universitaire, Evaluation performance, Homme, Allemagne, Europe, Personnel sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Student, Physician, Occupational education, Higher education, Evaluation, Knowledge, Decision making, Clinic, Questionnaire, College examen, Performance evaluation, Human, Germany, Europe, Health staff
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Cote : 99-0114163
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 16/11/1999.