Posts by Enda Griffin

Qpercom’s Examiner App Release Postpo...

We have recently taken the decision to postpone the release of our Examiner App. After taking many requests from clients for an app very seriously, in July 2014 we launched the first ideas and formed specs for our Examiner App. The specs were primarily aimed at make the lives of examiners easier, with the goal of […]

Using Competency Frameworks within OM...

When Qpercom developed its unique Observational Management Information System, OMIS, in 2007, it very much used a ‘bottom up’ procedure. This is analogous to how module coordinators and exam administrators developed their assessment stations according to the so called ‘check list approach’, very much focused on ticking the boxes of an item list similar to the […]

Multi-Sites, Multi-Scenarios and Mult...

Galway, 27 February 2016 On Friday the 26th of February, Qpercom participated successfully in the NUIG School of Medicine’s multi-site Year 4 Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). New from last year’s OSCE was the opening of the ‘fit for purpose’ clinical skills suites at Sligo General Hospital Medical Academy. Together with the St Angelas NUIG […]

Winny Setyonugroho Defends Thesis on ...

On the 18th of December, Winny Setyonugroho defended his thesis called “The Assessment of Communication Skills During OSCEs: Development and Trialed Implementation of a New Standardised Model Using the MAAS-Global Instrument”. According to the external examiner Dr Marc van Nuland, “This thesis is original in it’s introduction of a calibration process for OSCE checklist instruments. […]

The impact of Winny Setyonugroho̵...

One of the fundamental concepts of quality improvement is that of minimising variation in practice. In general, variation in a system (e.g. communication skills assessment) introduces the potential for adverse outcomes and inefficiency. In order to explore the process of communication skills assessment from a quality improvement point of view, one first needs to build […]

Noticed in: Ronald Harden’s ...

Dissemination of research findings often takes a long time. However, we are very pleased that our research was noticed and published in Harden’s Definitive Guide to the OSCE pag. 147 (ISBN: 978-0-7020-5550-8). A standard book for all those working in the field of Medical Education. From December 2009 onwards, we automated observational clinical assessments also […]

A Systematic Review of OSCE Checklist...

As promised, a paper on the reliability and validity of OSCE checklists in assessing communication skills by Winny Setyonugroho, Dr Kieran Kennedy and Dr Thomas Kropmans has been accepted by Patient Education and Counselling and can now be accessed through the following link: Setyonugroho, W (June 2015) Reliability and validity of OSCE checklists used to […]