The implementation of OSCE as a method of evaluation of clinical competencies in the education of midwives in Slovakia
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Faculty of Health Care, University of Prešov, Slovakia
Publication date: 2023-10-24
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Štefánia Andraščíková   

Faculty of Health Care, University of Prešov, Slovakia
Eur J Midwifery 2023;7(Supplement 1):A171
The aim of the paper is present the use of the method of Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) in the undergraduate professional training of midwives in simulated conditions.

Material and Methods:
Regarding the assessment of clinical competencies, we currently find the most effective method, the use of Objective Structured Examination (OSCE) under simulated clinical conditions, through the creation of a database of clinical scenarios embedded in an e-learning environment, which are focused on typical clinical situations in midwifery clinical practice. Clinical scenarios and checklists are developed for the field of obstetrics, gynecology, and neonatology.

By creating scenarios that reflect real clinical situations in midwifery practice, and using structured assessment forms, we attempt to provide an attractive and safe clinical training environment for the student, as well as an objectively structured formative-summative assessment of student-acquired clinical competencies, knowledge, skills, and abilities.

We consider that Objective Structured Examination (OSCE) under simulated clinical conditions helps increase the quality of midwifery training as well as student professionalism.

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