Implementation of Objective Structured Clinical Examination in Midwifery Education

      Highlights

      • The objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) is adequately applicable to the nursing and midwifery context.
      • The implementation of the OSCE gives an exact idea of the performance of the learner.
      • The OSCE helps to optimize evaluation in terms of fairness for students.
      • The OSCE is designed to reduce bias in the assessment of clinical competence.

      Abstract

      Evaluation is a fundamental component of the teaching process. Hence, a set of objective structured clinical examination standardized stations was prepared for the evaluation of midwifery students. Data on students’ perception of the value of the experience were also collected. The results of the evaluation documented the level of success and failure for each student. The majority of students (94%) were satisfied with the assessment techniques and enjoyed the learning experience. The integration of the objective structured clinical examination into the curriculum provided useful information on students’ clinical performance.

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      Biography

      Omaima Changuiti, MSN, is in the PhD program at Hassan First University of Settat, Higher Institute of Health Sciences, Laboratory of Health Sciences and Technologies in Settat, Morocco.

      Biography

      Doha Achak, MSN, is in the PhD program at Hassan First University of Settat, Higher Institute of Health Sciences, Laboratory of Health Sciences and Technologies in Settat, Morocco.

      Biography

      Mohamed Benfatah, MSN, is in the PhD program at Hassan First University of Settat, Higher Institute of Health Sciences, Laboratory of Health Sciences and Technologies in Settat, Morocco.

      Biography

      Abdelghafour Marfak, PhD, is an associate researcher at Hassan First University of Settat, Higher Institute of Health Sciences, Laboratory of Health Sciences and Technologies and professor at the National School of Public Health in Rabat, Morocco.

      Biography

      Elmadani Saad, PhD, is a professor at Hassan First University of Settat, Higher Institute of Health Sciences, Laboratory of Health Sciences and Technologies in Settat, Morocco.

      Biography

      Abderraouf Hilali, PhD, is professor at Hassan First University of Settat, Higher Institute of Health Sciences, Laboratory of Health Sciences and Technologies in Settat, Morocco.

      Biography

      Ibtissam Youlyouz-Marfak, PhD, is a professor at Hassan First University of Settat, Higher Institute of Health Sciences, Laboratory of Health Sciences and Technologies in Settat, Morocco and can be contacted at [email protected] .