Evaluating the current clinical teaching of medical imaging students at Curtin University of Technology

Hussain Almohiy, Rob DAVIDSON

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Purpose: To ascertain the effectiveness of the clinical, tutorial-based component of teaching and the clinical assessment method in the Bachelor of Medical Imaging Science at Curtin University of Technology (CUT), Perth, Western Australia. Materials and Methods: In mid-2006, second- and third-year students enrolled in CUT’s Medical Imaging Science degree were asked to complete a questionnaire assessing the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) evaluation program and clinical teaching. Thirty-three of 57 students answered questions about demographics and their opinions of the laboratory sessions, clinical placements and the OSCEs. Results: Seventy-six per cent of students were satisfied with their laboratory sessions and clinical placements. Sixty-four percent of respondents indicated that the OSCE was not an objective evaluation, but 82% of students felt the OSCE was an effective test of their radiography skills and knowledge, and believed that they were able to evaluate and care for a patient during the OSCE. Conclusion: Overall, the surveyed students believed that the practical skills explored in laboratory sessions helped improve clinical training outcomes; however, only 33% of the students were satisfied that the OSCE was an appropriate assessment of their clinical training in hospitals.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalBiomedical Imaging and Intervention Journal
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Medical imaging
Diagnostic Imaging
Medical Students
Teaching
Students
Technology
Clinical laboratories
Western Australia
Radiography
Program Evaluation
Patient Care
Demography

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