The application and development of the objective structured practical examination in evaluating physiotherapy students' performance at the University of Cape Town

Sherril Hulett, Narina Gilder
1986 South African Journal of Physiotherapy  
The purpose of this paper is to present the development and application of the Objective Structured Practical Examination (OSPE) in evaluating physiotherapy students' practical performance. This is discussed in terms of station allocation, the circuit of tests and the method of evaluating these tasks. The effects on teaching and examining practical skills are analysed. Recommendations are made for implementation of the system. The goals of greater objectivity and efficiency in examining
more » ... n examining practical skills seem to be achieved by using OSPE, but these have as yet not been validated scientifically.
doi:10.4102/sajp.v42i2.813 fatcat:stizywpoffe4tfeh7yb25i4uhu