Teaching and assessment - clinical governance module
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Which learning method is associated with the lowest retention of knowledge/ information
As an ST5, you are going to have your appraisal with your educational supervisor.
What is the purpose of this process?
An activity that considers personal and educational development and is not
measured against any set criteria.
The SBAR format is commonly used on the delivery suite as a method to convey critical
clinical information between different healthcare professionals.
An ST5 telephones the consultant on call with the following communication.
Good evening, Dr Smith. This is John, the ST5, calling from the delivery suite. I have just been to
see Mrs Jones who is in labour. The CTG is pathological. This woman is being monitored because
of a previous stillbirth. I propose to take her to theatre for an immediate caesarean section.
What component of SBAR is missing from this communication?
You are working at the ST6 level in a District General Hospital. You are asked to help with
finding an effective obstetric emergencies training programme.
5) Which of the following do you recommend?
6) The assessment strategy is trainee-driven. However, it is distinctly recognised that:
7) During the appraisal meeting:
Regarding the application of teaching and learning instruments, which of the following
represents the single best answer?
The two approaches to standard setting in assessment are the norm reference standards
and the criterion referenced standards. Norm reference standards can be described as:
10) The domains of learning are:
Patient feedback is an essential component of revalidation.
What is the proposed role of patient feedback in revalidation?
12) The affective domain assesses:
Allows students to choose appropriate topics to learn at a convenient time, pace and
location for them.
In a criterion-referenced orientation (also called standards based assessment), the
standards are based on:
Which one of the following need local recognition and GMC approval to be a recognised
16) With regards to using tools to assess knowledge the following is true:
17) Method used to generate a large number of ideas and suggestions.
Which of the following educational strategies does not promote deep learning and critical
19) A clinical teacher plays all roles except:
20) Which teaching method places emphasis and responsibility on the learner?
Part of appraisal should include seeking the views of other team members, this is termed
‘360 degree’ feedback. Who should doctors ask for feedback from?
22) The cognitive domain assesses:
Which is frequently used to teach emergency situations, with proven improved
You are asked to teach gynaecologic emergencies at the emergency department monthly
teaching. Unfortunately you have not been able to ascertain the grade or level of previous
gynaecology experience of those who are attending. You start by getting the casualty doctors to
discuss basic pelvic anatomy and then the basics of early pregnancy. Next you base the level of
your further teaching on the level of knowledge they displayed in these initial basic subjects.
What would best describe this teaching method?
A method of converting learning acquired into clear intentions about how the knowledge
and skills will be used.
26) With regards to workplace-based assessments, which is the single best answer?
27) Which is not a component of five steps of the 1-min preceptor ?
28) Appraisal can best be described as:
A ST1 colleague is confused at the array of assessments available in the electronic training
portfolio and asks you which are formative and which are summative.
Which of the following is an example of a formative assessment?
30) Which role of the clinical teacher requires both teaching expertise and medical expertise?
31) Which is not an example of a formative assessment:
You are the consultant instructing the new specialist training staff who recently joined your
Which of the following training modalities has shown improvement in the clinical outcome?
33) During the appraisal process:
34) Which of the following is the single best answer regarding summative assessments?
35) Which method is used to assess the existing knowledge of a group?
What is the only type of workplace-based assessment that has a summative role in obstetrics
and gynaecology training?
A consultant is nding it cumbersome preparing for an appraisal. How frequently should the
appraisal normally take place?
A trainee was recently involved in the management of a case of massive postpartum
haemorrhage. As the trainee's educational supervisor you would like to assess the skills of the
trainee with respect to management of postpartum haemorrhages.
Which workplace-based assessment tool is ideal for use in this situation?
39) Your trainee asks how the appraisal will be documented, you should advise them
A ST3 trainee is being supervised for third degree tear repair of a 26 year old primiparous who
sustained a 3rd degree tear during forceps delivery which was also performed by the trainee.
The ST3 trainee has done 2 other repairs before this.
Which of the following work placed based assessment tools should be used?
You are asked to review the summative assessment within obstetrics and gynaecology by
your educational supervisor. Which of the following is an example of a summative assessment?
42) Students work together to identify and solve a clinical question.
43) The psychomotor domain assesses:
44) In a norm-references orientation, the standard is based on:
This method puts the emphasis on who is doing the learning and that the learning
outcomes have been achieved.
Concurrent validity is the degree to which the results of the test are related to the scores
on an established test administered at the same time. It is determined by administering the
new test and the established test. The extent to which the scores of the two tests correlate
provides evidence of concurrent validity.
A student in an established examination on reproduction scores 70%, but in a new test on the
same subject matter scores 45%
46) Choose the most appropriate statement from the options below.
47) Pendleton’s rules provide a model of delivering this kind of activity in medical education.
The group is split into two, comprising an outer circle and an inner group. The outer circle
members observe the inner group in the discussions in order to provide feedback
The group is split into pairs and given a question or topic. Pairs combine to make a four,
and then again to make an eight. The topics get more complex, and the
groups of eight then feedback to the whole group
50) In medical teaching, what is the single best determinant of expertise in a subject?
51) With regards to the admission OSCE, which of the following statements is true?
52) The main role of an appraiser is to
53) When using standards setting to determine a passing score, the modified Angoff approach
A small group of six obstetrics and gynaecology trainees in their first year of training need
to be taught neonatal resuscitation.
Keeping in mind the pros and cons of the various methods of teaching, which is the most
appropriate method of teaching that can be adopted for this scenario?
55) The most important criterion for a quality assessment in medical education.
56) How many appraisals should a doctor have in one revalidation cycle?
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