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Assessment of osteopaths: developing a capability-based approach to reviewing readiness to practice

Stone, Caroline, Boud, David and Hager, Paul 2011, Assessment of osteopaths: developing a capability-based approach to reviewing readiness to practice, International journal of osteopathic medicine, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 129-140, doi: 10.1016/j.ijosm.2011.09.001.

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Title Assessment of osteopaths: developing a capability-based approach to reviewing readiness to practice
Author(s) Stone, Caroline
Boud, DavidORCID iD for Boud, David orcid.org/0000-0002-6883-2722
Hager, Paul
Journal name International journal of osteopathic medicine
Volume number 14
Issue number 4
Start page 129
End page 140
Total pages 12
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2011-12
ISSN 1746-0689
Keyword(s) Osteopathy
Osteopathic medicine
Assessment
Educational
Clinical capabilities
Practice theory
Professional registration
Credentialing
Certification
Summary A new approach to assessment design is considered through the process of developing a set of capabilities for osteopathic practice that starts from an understanding of a concept of ‘practice’ applicable to real, situated osteopathic healthcare. Appropriately framed capabilities inform a variety of assessment needs, allowing different tools to assess common standards across many credentialing, high stakes, summative and formative situations, and through work based practice. An argument is made for the inclusion of a work-based phase of assessment in high stakes examinations for overseas trained candidates as the best way to capture real/situated practice enabling the assessment process to contribute to on-going professional learning. The relationship of assessment to learning is regarded as vital to the development of many aspects of regulatory policy, programme accreditation, and continuing professional development, and needs to be considered by stakeholders concerned with maintaining and improving standards of practice.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.ijosm.2011.09.001
Field of Research 1104 Complementary And Alternative Medicine
Socio Economic Objective 0 Not Applicable
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2011, Elsevier Ltd.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30074565

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