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The impact of “competency-based assessment” – A foundation course topic in first-year medical undergraduate students

Glory Josephine I, Habeeb Nathira.

Abstract
Background: Assessment in competency-based curriculum plays a key role in diagnosing the stage of learners to provide suitable learning experiences. The knowledge about various assessment methods shapes the undergraduate students in adapting to student-centered learning process. Hence, it is necessary to impart the knowledge during the foundation course period itself through effective teaching-learning methodologies.

Aim and Objectives: This study analyzed the level of improvement in the knowledge of different assessment methods for competency-based medical education in a particular lecture topic using pre-test and post-test model of learning.

Materials and Methods: The study was conducted in a classroom of 198 1st year medical students. Structured pre-test and post-test questionnaire was designed based on the concept of the foundation course topic “competency-based assessment (CBA)” and administered at the beginning and end of class.

Results: The study revealed that among 198 students 182 (92.4%) had inadequate knowledge, 14 (7.1%) had moderate knowledge, and 1 (0.5%) had adequate knowledge in pre-test. After administration of the post-test, 53 (26.9%) had adequate knowledge, 46 (23.4%) had moderate knowledge, and 98 (49.7%) had inadequate knowledge. The level of knowledge from the pre-test inadequate (29.1%) and moderate (28.6%) increased to adequate (47.8%) and (71.4%), respectively, in post-test. Both the paired “t”-test and Wilcoxon signed-rank test showed high level of significance (0.000).

Conclusion: This study proved the effectiveness of the foundation course topic “CBA” in improving the attentiveness and knowledge of the students.

Key words: Pre-test; Post-test; Assessment; Competency-based medical education


 
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I, Glory Josephine, and Habeeb Nathira. "The impact of “competency-based assessment” – A foundation course topic in first-year medical undergraduate students." doi:10.5455/njppp.2020.10.02044202013032020



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I, Glory Josephine, and Habeeb Nathira. "The impact of “competency-based assessment” – A foundation course topic in first-year medical undergraduate students." doi:10.5455/njppp.2020.10.02044202013032020



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I, G. J. & Nathira, . H. (2020) The impact of “competency-based assessment” – A foundation course topic in first-year medical undergraduate students. doi:10.5455/njppp.2020.10.02044202013032020





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