Conducting Workplace-Based Assessment in Undergraduate Training: What We Have Learned From Failures? (75051)

Session Information: Counselling, Guidance & Adjustment in Education
Session Chair: Arden Jang

Thursday, 23 November 2023 16:40
Session: Session 5
Room: Room 704
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

In outcome-based education, workplace-based assessment (WPBA) should accurately provide stakeholders with evidence of learner competencies. In undergraduate training (UGT), mini-clinical evaluation exercises (mini-CEX) and direct observation of procedural skills (DOPS) accurately reflect learner performance. The portfolio is far from an independent WPBA tool. This paper summarizes changes in the WPBA strategy for UGT during UMP curriculum renovation and discusses solutions that might improve WPBA validity.
In the 2010s, the UMP began to build an accurate and suitable WPBA strategy. The first edition included four specific mini-CEXs and two specific DOPS. It enhanced learner performance but increased educator workload, therefore provoking negative educators' reactions. The second edition had one multipurpose mini-CEX. Its complexity negatively impacted learner orientation and educator acceptance. Digitalization characterized the third edition and aimed to improve user acceptance and database management. The educator workload was the main obstacle to running this edition. We removed DOPS from the two last WPBA editions due to license requirements. To date, we still consider that portfolio is for formative purposes.
From the learned failures, we imagine solutions can improve our WPBA validity. Mini-CEX is still the primary tool, and portfolio is a secondary one. A series of specific mini-CEX seems better than one 'all-in-one'; mini-CEX should use detailed rubrics, which enhance the correlation score-performance; flexible agenda gives learners autonomy; preparing educators to conduct mini-CEX is mandatory. Concerning the portfolio, we prioritize crafting a comprehensive user guide and removing unnecessary fields from the current portfolio. Digital design and management allow ubiquitous use.

Luan Au, University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Hochiminh City, Vietnam
My Do, University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Hien Nguyen, University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

About the Presenter(s)
Dr Luan Nhut Au is a lecturer and a curricular developer at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Hochiminh City (UMP). His works focus on pedagogical approaches in higher education, especially Team-Based learning for undergraduate training

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