Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2440/36320
Type: Journal article
Title: The effect of an interactive tutorial on the prescribing performance of senior medical students
Author: Tonkin, A.
Taverner, D.
Latte, G.
Doecke, C.
Citation: Medical Education Online, 2006; 11(9):1-6
Publisher: Medical Education Online
Issue Date: 2006
ISSN: 1087-2981
Organisation: Medicine Learning and Teaching Unit
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Anne L Tonkin, David Taverner, Jenny Latte, Christopher Doecke
Abstract: Objectives: To evaluate the effectiveness of small group tutorials in teaching senior medical students the requirements of prescription writing. Design: Random allocation to interactive tutorial or didactic lecture with blinded evaluation. Subjects: All 1999 6th year medical students, the University of Adelaide. Results: The Tutorial Attenders (mean 13.3, SD 2.6) performed significantly better than the Lecture Group (mean12.2, SD 3.0) p=0.041 and the Non-attenders (mean10.7, SD 3.1) p=<0.001. The 13 individual OSCE items formed four logical subgroups, and the Tutorial Attenders performed significantly better in Prescription Writing in all comparisons. Conclusion: A single, one-hour interactive tutorial is likely to be the minimum amount of intervention that will be effective in improving prescribing skills.
Rights: ¬©Authors
RMID: 0020062937
Published version: http://www.med-ed-online.org/pdf/Res00132.pdf
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