Over the past decade, we have seen quite a lot of discrepancies between the marks on an OSCE scoresheet and the Global Rating Scale (GRS) with the feedback provided. The result is that students seem to fail looking at their scores, but pass or perform even better on their GRS according to their examiners. How come?
How an NUI Galway medical educator built a global company to provide reliable assessment insights to help examiners deliver more highly qualified doctors and healthcare professionals.
Qpercom’s Observe platform recently featured in a case study published by Academia.co.uk in conjunction with Apple and the University of Sheffield. The case study focuses on the use of iPads for assessment by the Medical School at the University of Sheffield.
Qpercom was awarded a 3rd place ranking for ‘Best International Collaboration Project” at The Education Awards 2021.
More problems than benefits? The use of external Online Proctoring platforms for Remote OSCEs and MMIs
Many universities use human proctoring, or invigilation, to prevent suspicious behaviour or activity during exams and this concept has also moved online, triggered by the pandemic. How do they work when paired with other online platforms that are used to facilitate remote examinations?
It’s natural to be nervous in the time leading up to your OSCE but here’s some tips for students that will hopefully calm your butterflies as you prepare to be examined.
An OSCE exam is a typical type of examination (first described in 1975) that is often used in health sciences (e.g. medicine, physical therapy, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry) to test clinical skill(s).
How we facilitated remote clinical skills assessment for University College Dublin (UCD) during the COVID-19 pandemic
Clinical skills examinations planned by University College Dublin (UCD) in 2020 were disrupted by the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic which first hit Ireland in March. Around 200 students in the university’s Department of Psychiatry would not be able to graduate as...
Time-constrained communication exercises using video can be effective for schools and colleges struggling with how to assess their students remotely.