Validation of simulation as an assessment tool for assessing competence of medical students and junior doctors in managing cardiac emergencies

Anastasia Vlachadis Castles

Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis

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Background: The primary objective was to validate and compare simulation based assessments with multiple choice question tests (MCQ) for assessment of competence of medical students and junior doctors in cardiac emergency management.

Methods: A prospective mixed methods approach was used. Participants completed both forms of assessment. Statistical and qualitative analyses were used to evaluate the psychometric properties of the assessments.

Results and Conclusions: The simulation assessment tools were shown to have similar psychometric properties to the MCQ test, but the simulation assessments had superior formative validity. Consideration could be given to employing simulation in addition to MCQ assessment.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Award date17 Nov 2016
Publication statusUnpublished - 2016


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