An investigation of pharmacy student perception of competence-based learning using the individual Skills Evaluation and Development program, iSED
The Objective Structured Clinical Exercise (OSCE) is the mainstay of clinical competence evaluation of healthcare professionals. The iSED® (individualised Skills Evaluation and Development) program, developed by Leicester School of Pharmacy, embraces various learning theories and was conceived to enhance the OSCE experience and facilitate students’ self-regulation in developing clinical competence. Aim: To explore pharmacy students’ experience of using iSED® to develop clinical competence. Method: Data were collected using a mixed methods study comprising an attitudinal Likert-style questionnaire, completed by second year MPharm students at Leicester School of Pharmacy, and focus groups with second year and third year students. Results: Students expressed a positive perception towards iSED®, characterised by three emergent themes: ‘Visualisation and nature of feedback’, ‘Self-regulation and cyclical learning’, ‘Seeing yourself as others see you’. Conclusion: Experience of iSED® supports clinical skills development through objective self-observation against a gold standard and facilitates understanding of individual learner identity.
This is an Open Access Journal.
Citation : Allen, S., Waterfield, J. and Rivers, P. (2016) An investigation of pharmacy student perception of competence-based learning using the individual Skills Evaluation and Development program, iSED. Pharmacy Education, 16 (1), pp. 71-79
Peer Reviewed : Yes
- Leicester School of Pharmacy