By Naresh Kumar
Background & Purpose
Efforts to impart psychomotor skills through IVLE using McGill Videos have been tried since October 2007 at NUS. The post OSCE survey for year 3 and 4 students in academic year 2008-2009 revealed that it was difficult to use the videos in local context. A common observation arose that there was a need for – ‘standardization of clinical examination techniques’. This study was aimed towards developing a standardised clinical examination video for Orthopaedics and also to prove its effectiveness in standardizing the clinical examination techniques for students and examiners.
The steps were as follows:
Production of the standardized video
Video workshop demonstrating clinical examination techniques
Post workshop student feedback
Analysis of feedback
Analysis of workshop attendees vs. non attendees performance in the final phase 3 exam
Out of 260 students, 128 students attended the pre-exam video workshop. The post workshop feedback questionnaire had 6 questions per joint/region. The positive response rate per question was: A-94.5%, B-85.5%, C-84.5%, D 90.9%, E- 95.5%, F- 91.8%.
216 students out of 260 students were examined in the Orthopaedic stations in OSCE. Workshop attendee students scored average 74.01% marks. Non-attendees scored 61.88% marks. Out of 128 workshop attendee students - 37.2% students received positive comments, and 9.1% non-attendees received positive examiner comments.
Psychomotor clinical examination skills in Orthopedics are acquired at the bedside and in the classroom. Clinical standardization can only be achieved by having a standardised video which is available over a common platform i.e. IVLE.