Training Workshop on Assessment for Faculty Members of Bilawal Medical College, Jamshoro: Feedback of Participants at New World Kirkpatrick' Model Level-2

Authors

  • Rano Mal Piryani Bilawal Medical College (BMC), Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS), Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Nudrat Zeba Bilawal Medical College, LUMHS, Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Suneel Piryani Public Health Professional, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Abdul Ghani Soomro Bilawal Medical College, LUMHS, Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jucms.v11i01.54653

Keywords:

Assessment, Faculty, Kirkpatrick's evaluation model, Retro-pre-questionnaire, Training, Workshop

Abstract

INTRODUCTION

Faculty training in understanding basics of assessment is among key tasks of medical school and faculty members. So, Bilawal Medical College Jamshoro, organized 1-day Training Workshop on Assessment in Medical Education.   As feedback is necessary for bringing improvement in conducting such workshops in future, so, feedback from faculty participants was taken and evaluated at New-World Kirkpatrick' Model Level-2.

MATERIAL AND METHODS

This cross-sectional study was conducted utilizing self-administered questionnaire having 4-parts: 1) Demographics; 2) Retro-pre-questionnaire on knowledge and understanding about basics of assessment at Likert-scale 1-4 (1=not-understand; 4=completely-understand);  3)  Retro-pre-questionnaire  on  participants’ confidence  on  Likert-scale  1-4  (1=Not-confident, 4=Extremely-confident); and 4) Open-ended questions on strengths and areas for improvement. Data was analyzed for frequency and central tendency and mean of items of before and after participation compared using paired t-test. Open-ended questions’ data was examined manually.

RESULTS

Significant improvement (p<0.001) in knowledge and understanding on items related to basics of assessment, such as difference between evaluation, assessment and research; fundamentals- why to assess, why assessment needed, what to assess, when to assess, how to assess; Miller’s Pyramid; curricular alignment; tools for assessment; blueprinting for assessment; developing blueprint; purpose of assessment; formative and summative assessment; utility, reliability and validity of tools; why multiple tools used for assessment; and criteria for effective assessment. The confidence of participants significantly enhanced (p<0.001) in developing blueprint and choosing tools for assessment.

CONCLUSION

Gain in participants knowledge and understanding related to basics of assessment was significant and participants confidence was significantly enhanced in developing blueprint and choosing tools.

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Author Biographies

Rano Mal Piryani, Bilawal Medical College (BMC), Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS), Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan

Department of Pulmonology & Medical Education

Nudrat Zeba, Bilawal Medical College, LUMHS, Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan

Department of Community Medicine

Suneel Piryani, Public Health Professional, Karachi, Pakistan

Public Health Professional

Abdul Ghani Soomro, Bilawal Medical College, LUMHS, Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan

Department of General Surgery

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Published

2023-05-11

How to Cite

Rano Mal Piryani, Nudrat Zeba, Suneel Piryani, & Abdul Ghani Soomro. (2023). Training Workshop on Assessment for Faculty Members of Bilawal Medical College, Jamshoro: Feedback of Participants at New World Kirkpatrick’ Model Level-2. Journal of Universal College of Medical Sciences, 11(01), 73–76. https://doi.org/10.3126/jucms.v11i01.54653

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Medical Education