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IJIET 2016 Vol.6(3): 211-214 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2016.V6.686

Videotaped OSPE: Is This a Right Procedure to Assess Health Science Students’ Performance? — A Pilot Study

R. Vinodh Kumar

Abstract—The performance based student assessment during OSPE, challenge the examiners accurately capturing students’ practical skills. In order to solve this problem, this study introduces a new Innovative procedure of videotaped objective structured practical examination (VOSPE) in the area of health care education to support the existing objective structured practical exam (OSPE). The purpose of this study is to introduce the videotaped OSPE among fifth semester physiotherapy students to assess their stress level and performance irregular objective structured practical exam (ROSPE). Statistical analysis by one way ANOVA reported that there is no significant difference (P=0.578 and P=0.095) in the students’ performance between the three stations. The student’s survey feedback favors VOSPE for practical exam, which could be new method in the health science curriculum, support to increase OSPE station numbers, compensate personnel and to reduce examiner fatigue.

Index Terms—OSPE, physiotherapy, ROSPE, VOSPE, videotaped.

R. Vinodh Kumar is with the INTI International University, Faculty of Health Science, Nilai, Malaysia (e-mail: vinodh.ramalingam@newinti.edu.my).


Cite: R. Vinodh Kumar, "Videotaped OSPE: Is This a Right Procedure to Assess Health Science Students’ Performance? — A Pilot Study," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 211-214, 2016.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2022: 2.0), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


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