OSCE! Variations on a theme by Harden.

  title={OSCE! Variations on a theme by Harden.},
  author={Brian D Hodges},
  journal={Medical education},
  volume={37 12},
BACKGROUND In 1979, Harden described the first objective structured clinical examination (OSCE). Harden's OSCE dramatically changed the assessment of professional competence because it used actors and choreographed scenarios to evaluate the performance of professional behaviours. ANALYSIS Because of the intense focus on performance, OSCEs have had a powerful influence on doctor training and practice. However, the immediate psychometric characteristics of OSCEs rather than their performance… CONTINUE READING
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