Perception of MBBS Students about Effectiveness of Modified Unobserved Anatomy OSPE Due to COVID-19 Restrictions

Authors

  • Saba Saleem Department of Anatomy, UCMD, University of Lahore, Lahore
  • Mahrukh Malik Department of Anatomy, UCMD, University of Lahore, Lahore
  • Noor Ijaz Department of Anatomy, UCMD, University of Lahore, Lahore
  • Saba Amjad Department of Anatomy, UCMD, University of Lahore, Lahore
  • Syed Hussain Raza Zaidi Department of Medical Education, Pak Red Crescent Medical and Dental College, Lahore
  • Nabila Kaukab Department of Medical Education, Pak Red Crescent Medical and Dental College, Lahore

Keywords:

COVID-19, Anatomy, Modified OSPE, Student's perception

Abstract

Introduction: In COVID-19 pandemic, whole of the medical education faced a paradigm shift. Majority of the medical schools shifted their academics online but fair conduction of assessments was still in question. Around the world, many techniques were applied and one was followed at University Medical and Dental College, Lahore (UCMD).

Aims & Objectives: To assess the perception of students about modified version of OSPE (displayed on multimedia) so that to implement the same protocol in future by meeting the SOPs without affecting the academics.

Place and duration of study: The study was carried out at UCMD, Lahore in year 2021 and was of 6 months duration. Material & Methods:150 students each from first and second year MBBS classes participated in this study. After following the strict SOPs of COVID-19, the students were settled in an auditorium and OSPE was displayed on multimedia screen instead of moving from one station to another as done previously. Feedback was taken from the students after the exam.

Results: Response from the students was recorded and percentages were calculated which showed that majority of the students appreciated this modified version of OSPE.

Conclusion: This study proved that modified Anatomy OSPE was an effective tool to grade the students without academic disturbance which was imminent in global pandemic and this method can be adapted henceforward.

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Published

2022-04-29

How to Cite

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Saba Saleem, Mahrukh Malik, Noor Ijaz, Saba Amjad, Syed Hussain Raza Zaidi, Nabila Kaukab. Perception of MBBS Students about Effectiveness of Modified Unobserved Anatomy OSPE Due to COVID-19 Restrictions. Proceedings S.Z.M.C [Internet]. 2022Apr.29 [cited 2022May29];36(2):19-22. Available from: http://proceedings-szmc.org.pk/index.php/szmc/article/view/239