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Rafael Henrique Rangel, Leona Möller, Helmut Sitter, Tina Stibane, Adam Strzelczyk
BACKGROUND: Multiple-choice questions (MCQs) provide useful information about correct and incorrect answers, but they do not offer information about students' confidence. METHODS: Ninety and another 81 medical students participated each in a curricular neurology multiple-choice exam and indicated their confidence for every single MCQ. Each MCQ had a defined level of potential clinical impact on patient safety (uncritical, risky, harmful). Our first objective was to detect informed (IF), guessed (GU), misinformed (MI), and uninformed (UI) answers...
November 2017: Medical Teacher
Tilo Freiwald, Madjid Salimi, Ehsan Khaljani, Sigrid Harendza
BACKGROUND: Multiple-choice questions (MCQ) are still widely used in high stakes medical exams. We wanted to examine whether and to what extent a national licensing exam uses the concept of pattern recognition to test applied clinical knowledge. METHODS: We categorized all 4,134 German National medical licensing exam questions between October 2006 and October 2012 by discipline, year, and type. We analyzed questions from the four largest disciplines: internal medicine (n = 931), neurology (n = 305), pediatrics (n = 281), and surgery (n = 233), with respect to the following question types: knowledge questions (KQ), pattern recognition questions (PRQ), inverse PRQ (IPRQ), and pseudo PRQ (PPRQ)...
2014: BMC Medical Education
Farhan Vakani, Wasim Jafri, Amina Ahmad, Aziz Sonawalla, Mughis Sheerani
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether general practitioners learned better with task-based learning or problem-oriented lecture in a Continuing Medical Education (CME) set-up. STUDY DESIGN: Quasi-experimental study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: The Aga Khan University, Karachi campus, from April to June 2012. METHODOLOGY: Fifty-nine physicians were given a choice to opt for either Task-based Learning (TBL) or Problem Oriented Lecture (PBL) in a continuing medical education set-up about headaches...
January 2014: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
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