Can paediatric medical students devise a satisfactory standard of examination for their colleagues ?
Objectives-To determine what standard paediatric medical students would set for examining their peers and how that would compare with the university standard.
Design-Single blinded computer marked examination with questionnaire.
Setting-University medical school
Subjects-Medical students during their final paediatric attachment.
Interventions-Medical students asked to derive 10, five branch negatively marked multiple choice questions (MCQs) to a standard that would fail those without sufficient knowledge.
Each 10 were then assessed by another student as to the degree of difficulty and the relevance to paediatrics.
One year later student peers sat a mock MCQ examination derived from a random 40 questions (unaware that the mock MCQs had been derived by peers).
Main outcome measures-Comparison of marks obtained in mock and final MCQ examinations ; student perception of the standard in the two examinations assessed by questionnaire.
44 students derived 439 questions, of which 83% were considered an appropriate standard by a classmate.
One year later 62 students sat the mock examination.
Distribution of marks was better in the mock MCQ examination than the final MCQ examination.
Students considered the mock questions to be a more appropriate standard (72% upsilon 31%) and the topics more relevant (88% upsilon 64%) to paediatric medical students.
Questions were of a similar clarity in both examinations (73% upsilon 78%). (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Royaume Uni, Europe, Pédiatrie, Homme, Personnel sanitaire, Médecin, Etudiant, Formation professionnelle, Enseignement universitaire, Contrôle connaissance, Norme, Conception, Questionnaire, QCM
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : United Kingdom, Europe, Pediatrics, Human, Health staff, Physician, Student, Occupational training, Higher education, Examination, Standards, Design, Questionnaire
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0311855
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 16/11/1999.