Table 4

Summarising students’ performance in the end of block Objective Structured Practical Examination (OSPE) in stations dealing with concepts covered in ILCs vs scores from stations covering concepts discussed in non-integrated classes
Block Concept covered Academic year 2010/2011 Academic year 2011/2012
Station number Scores in stations covering ILCs mean ± SD Scores in stations not related to ILCs mean ± SD Station number Scores in stations covering ILCs mean ± SD Scores in stations not related to ILCs mean ± SD
Nervous system block Microbiology, Biochemistry & Pathology 12 1.32 ± 0.58 4.08 ± 1.97* 14 and 15 7.59 ± 2.02 8.06 ± 1.12**
8.26 ± 2.67
Gastrointestinal & Haematology block Microbiology, Biochemistry & Pathology 3, 7, 9 10, 11 and 12 9.08 ± 1.55 8.22 ± 1.40*** 5, 6, and 9 8.69 ± 2.00 8.21 ± 1.06#
9.55 ± 2.02 8.01 ± 1.45
8.82 ± 1.83 8.94 ± 1.92
9.24 ± 1.76
9.54 ± 1.24
6.99 ± 3.61
Endocrine block Biochemistry & Pathology 12 and 13 9.74 ± 0.89 9.87 ± 0.76## 3 and 15 9.82 ± 0.92 9.84 ± 0.15$
7.47 ± 1.56 9.22 ± 1.33

Means (SD) are shown over two academic years in three blocks.

*P value < 0.009; **P value < 0.420; ***P value <0.342; #P value <0.299; ##P value <0.301; $p value < 0.392.

Azer et al.

Azer et al. BMC Medical Education 2013 13:71   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-13-71

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