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Application of the team objective structured clinical encounter (TOSCE) for continuing professional development amongst postgraduate health professionals.
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PMID:  23030635     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Educators in healthcare face significant challenges trying to improve interprofessional teamworking skills, with a lack of clarity on how to teach and evaluate such skills. Previously, the team objective structured clinical encounter (TOSCE) has been reported as a teaching and assessment tool, but it has been used primarily in homogenous groups of undergraduates. An interprofessional team of educators set out to evaluate the TOSCE as a teaching intervention amongst a large interprofessional group of postgraduate nurses and midwives. After the TOSCE, 83% of participants reported that they were more aware of potential weaknesses in teamworking and 60% felt more able to work in a team. Mean Likert scale ratings were 4/5 for usefulness, enjoyment and relevance. The TOSCE is a feasible tool for teamwork skill assessment in the demanding postgraduate interprofessional setting and requires further investigation to ascertain its potential for formative and summative assessment of skills.
Morris Gordon; Elaine Uppal; Kath Holt; Jeanne Lythgoe; Allison Mitchell; Caroline Hollins-Martin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of interprofessional care     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1469-9567     ISO Abbreviation:  J Interprof Care     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9205811     Medline TA:  J Interprof Care     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
University of Salford , Salford , UK.
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