National survey of clinical communication assessment in medical education in the United Kingdom (UK)

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/315468
Title:
National survey of clinical communication assessment in medical education in the United Kingdom (UK)
Authors:
Laidlaw, Anita; Salisbury, Helen; Doherty, Eva M; Wiskin, Connie; on behalf of the UK Council for Clinical Communication in Undergraduate Medical Education
Citation:
BMC Medical Education. 2014 Jan 13;14(1):10
Journal:
BMC Medical Education
Issue Date:
13-Jan-2014
URI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6920-14-10; http://hdl.handle.net/10147/315468
Abstract:
Abstract Background All medical schools in the UK are required to be able to provide evidence of competence in clinical communication in their graduates. This is usually provided by summative assessment of clinical communication, but there is considerable variation in how this is carried out. This study aimed to gain insight into the current assessment of clinical communication in UK medical schools. Methods The survey was sent via e-mail to communication leads who then were asked to consult with all staff within their medical school involved in the assessment of communication. Results Results were obtained from 27 out of 33 schools (response rate 82%) and a total of 34 courses. The average number of assessments per year was 2.4 (minimum 0, maximum 10). The Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) was the most commonly used method of assessment (53%). Other assessments included MCQ and workplace based assessments. Only nine courses used a single method of assessment. Issues raised included, logistics and costs of assessing mainly by OSCE, the robustness and reliability of such exams and integration with other clinical skills. Conclusions It is encouraging that a variety of assessment methods are being used within UK medical schools and that these methods target different components of clinical communication skills acquisition.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT; COMMUNICTION
Local subject classification:
MEDICAL EDUCATION

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorLaidlaw, Anitaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSalisbury, Helenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDoherty, Eva Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorWiskin, Connieen_GB
dc.contributor.authoron behalf of the UK Council for Clinical Communication in Undergraduate Medical Educationen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-07T10:44:11Z-
dc.date.available2014-04-07T10:44:11Z-
dc.date.issued2014-01-13-
dc.identifier.citationBMC Medical Education. 2014 Jan 13;14(1):10en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6920-14-10-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/315468-
dc.description.abstractAbstract Background All medical schools in the UK are required to be able to provide evidence of competence in clinical communication in their graduates. This is usually provided by summative assessment of clinical communication, but there is considerable variation in how this is carried out. This study aimed to gain insight into the current assessment of clinical communication in UK medical schools. Methods The survey was sent via e-mail to communication leads who then were asked to consult with all staff within their medical school involved in the assessment of communication. Results Results were obtained from 27 out of 33 schools (response rate 82%) and a total of 34 courses. The average number of assessments per year was 2.4 (minimum 0, maximum 10). The Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) was the most commonly used method of assessment (53%). Other assessments included MCQ and workplace based assessments. Only nine courses used a single method of assessment. Issues raised included, logistics and costs of assessing mainly by OSCE, the robustness and reliability of such exams and integration with other clinical skills. Conclusions It is encouraging that a variety of assessment methods are being used within UK medical schools and that these methods target different components of clinical communication skills acquisition.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectPROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENTen_GB
dc.subjectCOMMUNICTIONen_GB
dc.subject.otherMEDICAL EDUCATIONen_GB
dc.titleNational survey of clinical communication assessment in medical education in the United Kingdom (UK)en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalBMC Medical Educationen_GB
dc.language.rfc3066en-
dc.rights.holderAnita Laidlaw et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.-
dc.description.statusPeer Reviewed-
dc.date.updated2014-04-05T11:19:35Z-
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