Constructing EMQs, SAQs, & Case-based MCQs

Constructing EMQs, SAQs, & Case-based MCQs

Constructing EMQs, SAQs, & Case-based MCQs Building the Bank, the Plan Jerome De Lisle Step 1: Development of Prototype

Items submitted to & collated by Prof Omer Series of Editorial Reviews managed by CMSE Final Approval by Administrative team

Assembly & Printing by CMSE Administration by Department Analysis by J. De Lisle Report to Department by J. De Lisle & team University Report by Prof Omer & De Lisle Possible studies, presentations - writers Step 2: Development of an Item Bank

Our Greatest Fear! Purposeful memorization of the content from a bank or an administered test Examples of Purposeful Memorization http://www.aippg.com/plab-uk/EMQs/default.htm Below are various plab EMQs asked in past plab

exams. Save these PDF files to your computer. . 1) PLAB September 2002 Exam paper: 2002_september_plab_emqs.pdf 39 Kb2)PLAB July 2002 Exam paper: 2002_july_plab_emq.pdf 301 Kb 2)PLAB May 2002 Exam paper: 2002_may_plab_emq.pdf 45 Kb September 2002, PLAB Part 1 Exam 1.THEME:Management of diarrhoea in children. OPTIONS:

a.5% dextrose b.0.9%saline c.5% dextrose and .45% saline d.50 ml per kg ORT over 4 hours e.150 ml per kg ORT over 4 hours f.150 ml per kg ORT over 24 hours g.Amoxicillin h.Trimethoprim-Sulphamethoxazole i.Anti diarrhoeals j.Anti emetics

j Lactose free diet 1.8 month old child with h/o diarrhoea 8 episodes in the last 24 hours 2.Child with diarrhoea and vomiting for past 3 days. 3.Child with Shigella dysentery. 4.A bottle fed baby with diarrhoea,urine reducing substance positive http://www.aippg.com/plab-uk/ Recollected PLAB EMQS At Mona BHS & St. Augustine Students collate questions

immediately after completing tests. Made available to Students Hard copies available at St. Augustine Steps to be taken to prevent intrusions into Bank Suggested Numbers in Item Pool 200 MCQs per year from 1000 Bank 40 EMQs per year from 200 bank

20 SAQs per year from 120 bank Steps to be taken to prevent intrusions into Bank Banking ensures equivalency of tests and higher quality. Examinations can be planned and tailored Steps to be taken to prevent

intrusions into Bank New items will be tested in CDT item pool administered at Clerkship Level (2004) Size of bank limited because tests will be tailored in Phase 2 (2005) (120 MCQs, 60 EMQs, 20 SAQs) Steps to be taken to prevent intrusions into Bank System of Item Harvesting set up to ensure

semi-annual additions to bank Writers includes all other Campuses, associates & Interested Persons Structure & Venue (Kapok) of First Item Harvesting Exercise Day 1: Principles of Item writing Day 2: Targeted Item Writing (MCQs) Day 3: Targeted Item Writing (EMQs/SAQs) Day 4: Administrative Review (Faculty)

Structure of Set-Up at Once Item Havesting Workshop Expected Attendance 15 groups of 5 Team Leader Appointed Within group, both individual and team writing Yield per group 120 MCQs, 20 EMQs, 10 SAQs Themes, Content, Objectives provided by St. Augustine

Steps to be taken to prevent intrusions into Bank Continuous Review of items using item analysis by administrative team Modification of distractors results in new item Items banked with multiple cases, alternative set of distractors, with or without data set.

Steps to be taken to prevent intrusions into Bank Other Security Measures Restricted Physical Access to Bank Encryption systems implemented Check & disposal of Scripts

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