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Inter-Professional Team Objective Structured Clinical Examination (ITOSCE): Teaching and Assessment Strategies of the Inter Professional Approach

Fatemeh Keshmiri , Atena Rahmati Najarkolai, Maryam Karbasi Motlagh, Nazi Saljoughi

Fatemeh Keshmiri
PhD candidate in Medical Education,Medical Education Department, School of Medicine,Tehran University of medical sciences.Tehran.Iran.. Email: [email protected]

Atena Rahmati Najarkolai
Master in Medical Education, FiroozgarHospital Education Development Office, Iran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran.

Maryam Karbasi Motlagh
PhD candidate in Medical Education,Medical Education Department, School of Medicine,Tehran University of medical sciences.Tehran.Iran. Students’ scientific research center (SSRC). Tehran University of medical sciences.Tehran .Iran.

Nazi Saljoughi
Medical student, Islamic Azad University, Tehran Medical Branch, Tehran, Iran
Online First: October 10, 2016 | Cite this Article
Keshmiri, F., Najarkolai, A., Motlagh, M., Saljoughi, N. 2016. Inter-Professional Team Objective Structured Clinical Examination (ITOSCE): Teaching and Assessment Strategies of the Inter Professional Approach. Bali Medical Journal 5(3): 463-469. DOI:10.15562/bmj.v5i3.304


Background: In the recent decades, Inter-Professional Team Objective Structured Clinical Examination (ITOSCE) has been considered as an efficient tool in evaluating the teamwork and the Inter-professional competences. The aim of this study was to review the literature related ITOSCE as educational tool. Method: This narrative review study was conducted in 2015. Relevant literature was found by searching the databases such as: PubMed, Medline, CINAHL, Google Scholar, Science Direct, EBSCO, ProQuest. Title searching was performed in full English texts without time limitation using keywords including; Team, Inter professional Team, Group, Inter-disciplinary, Objective Structured Clinical Examination (TOSCE, ITOSCE, GOSCE). Results: 19 studies met the inclusion criteria and were included in the analyses. In 13 studies, ITOSCE was used as an assessment tool, and in 6 studies as a learning tool. ITOSCE had been used in several fields such as: obstetrics, gynecology, emergency, palliative care with participating of a variety of disciplines, including: medicine, pharmacy, several trends of nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and Social working. Conclusion: Eventually, it can be noted that ITOSCE plays significant role as an educational and evaluation tool to improve inter-professional teamwork competences among the students. Further studies are needed to develop to examine the psychometric criteria of ITOSCE.

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