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Application of the team objective structured clinical encounter (TOSCE) for continuing professional development amongst postgraduate health professionals

Morris, G, Uppal, EL, Holt, K, Lythgoe, J, Mitchell, A and Hollins-Martin, CJ 2013, 'Application of the team objective structured clinical encounter (TOSCE) for continuing professional development amongst postgraduate health professionals' , Journal of Interprofessional Care, 27 (2) , pp. 191-193.

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Abstract

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 ratingswere 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.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Interprofessional Care
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1356-1820
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: CJ Hollins-Martin
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2013 07:28
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2015 23:43
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/29289

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