Learning physical examination skills outside timetabled training sessions: What happens and why?

  • Duvivier R
  • van Geel K
  • van Dalen J
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Abstract

Multimedia learning has been shown effective in clinical skills training. Yet, use of technology presents both opportunities and challenges to learners. The present study investigated student use and perceptions of online clinical videos for learning clinical skills and in preparing for OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination). This study aims to inform us how to make more effective us of these resources. A mixed-methods study was conducted for this study. A 30-items questionnaire was administered to investigate student use and perceptions of OSCE videos. Year 3 and 4 students from 34 Korean medical schools who had access to OSCE videos participated in the online survey. Additionally, a semi-structured interview of a group of Year 3 medical students was conducted for an in-depth understanding of student experience with OSCE videos. 411 students from 31 medical schools returned the questionnaires; a majority of them found OSCE videos effective for their learning of clinical skills and in preparing for OSCE. The number of OSCE videos that the students viewed was moderately associated with their self-efficacy and preparedness for OSCE (p 

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  • Clinical skills
  • Medical students
  • Physical examination skills
  • Practical
  • Undergraduate

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Authors

  • Robbert J. Duvivier

  • Koos van Geel

  • Jan van Dalen

  • Albert J.J.A. Scherpbier

  • Cees P.M. van der Vleuten

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