Time-constrained scenario-based practical examinations (TSPEs) – an alternative to OSCEs?

Hall, E.J. ORCID: 0000-0002-9978-8736, Simpson, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-3164-6379, Imrie, H. ORCID: 0000-0001-5214-3706 and Ruedisueli, N., 2019. Time-constrained scenario-based practical examinations (TSPEs) – an alternative to OSCEs? Veterinary Nursing Journal, 34 (6), pp. 154-158. ISSN 1741-5349

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Assessing clinical competence in medical professionals typically involves both work-based assessment and simulated clinical examinations. Student veterinary nurses are assessed through the Nursing Progress Log during placement, then by means of practical examinations – objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs). Time-constrained scenario-based practical examinations (TSPEs) are adapted from traditional OSCEs, including assessment of similar practical skills, but by means of a single patient scenario. This article introduces the theory behind using TSPEs and covers practical considerations for course teams considering adopting this assessment style.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Veterinary Nursing Journal
Creators: Hall, E.J., Simpson, A., Imrie, H. and Ruedisueli, N.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Date: 2019
Volume: 34
Number: 6
ISSN: 1741-5349
Divisions: Schools > School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 24 Apr 2019 08:59
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2022 12:18
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/36337

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