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Workplace-based assessment as an educational tool: AMEE Guide No. 31
Background: There has been concern that trainees are seldom observed, assessed, and given feedback during their workplace-based education. This has led to an increasing interest in a variety of… Expand
Criteria for good assessment: Consensus statement and recommendations from the Ottawa 2010 Conference
In this article, we outline criteria for good assessment that include: (1) validity or coherence, (2) reproducibility or consistency, (3) equivalence, (4) feasibility, (5) educational effect, (6)… Expand
Modified early warning score predicts the need for hospital admission and inhospital mortality
Background: The modified early warning score (MEWS) is a useful tool for identifying hospitalised patients in need of a higher level of care and those at risk of inhospital death. Use of the MEWS as… Expand
A prospective evaluation of the Cape triage score in the emergency department of an urban public hospital in South Africa
Background: Until recently South Africa had no triage system for emergency department (ED) use. The Cape triage group developed a triage scale called the Cape triage score (CTS). This system consists… Expand
Career intentions of medical students trained in six sub-Saharan African countries.
INTRODUCTION Sub-Saharan Africa(SSA) is the world region worst affected by physician migration. Identifying reasons why medical students wish to stay or leave Africa could assist in developing… Expand
A structured assessment of newly qualified medical graduates
Introduction While there is extensive published experience with the assessment of procedural skills in undergraduate students, this is limited in newly qualified medical graduates at the time of… Expand
Effect of introduction of nurse triage on waiting times in a South African emergency department
Background: In a resource poor setting with poverty, a high burden of disease and critically low medical staff numbers, triage could potentially improve the long waiting times experienced at South… Expand
Does Multidisciplinary Stroke Care Improve Outcome in A Secondary-Level Hospital in South Africa?
Background and Purpose The improved outcome (survival and function) of stroke patients admitted to multidisciplinary stroke units (SU) in developed countries has not been replicated in developing… Expand
The impact of a faculty development programme for health professions educators in sub-Saharan Africa: an archival study
BackgroundIn 2008 the sub-Saharan FAIMER Regional Institute launched a faculty development programme aimed at enhancing the academic and research capacity of health professions educators working in… Expand
Medical Education in South Africa: assessment practices in a developing country
- V. Burch
- 25 May 2007
textabstractThis thesis addresses the topic of student assessment as it pertains to the training of medical practitioners in South Africa. The specific aspects of assessment that constitute the main… Expand