Application of different standard settings in an innovative curriculum of College of Medicine, University of Bisha, Saudi Arabia


Author(s): Karimeldin Mohamed Ali Salih*, Bahaeldin K. Elamin, Jaber Ahmed Al-Faifi, Tarig Babikir Algak Khalid, Elhadi Miskeen and Mohammed Abbas

Introduction: Many definitions exist to define cut of pass marks and Angoff was found to be more valid and credible than fixed or arbitrary methods.

Objective: The objective of this study to explore the opportunity of application of original Angoff type of standard setting in integrated curriculum and to compare student performance in Angoff standard setting with Normreference and arbitrary methods.

Methods: Cross sectional prospective experimental study performed for six courses in an innovative integrated curriculum

Results: in most of the courses significant differences observed between Angoff, fixed and arbitrary methods.

Conclusion: Angoff method for standard setting is a reliable method and could be implemented in an integrated curriculum.

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    Submitted PhD thesis in Biotechnology at GITAM University, Vizag.

  • Yousef Alomi

    Yousef Alomi
    The Past Head, General Administration of Pharmaceutical Care at Ministry of Health,
    Saudi Arabia Critical Care/TPN
    Clinical Pharmacist Ministry of Health,
    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

  • Osamu Tanaka

    Osamu Tanaka
    Assistant Professor,
    Department of Radiation Oncology
    Asahi University Hospital
    Gifu city, Gifu, Japan

  • Maher Abdel Fattah Al-Shayeb

    Department of Surgical Sciences, Ajman University, UAE

  • Andrzej Zdziennicki

    Institute of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Medical University of Lodz, I Clinic of Gynecology and Gynecological Oncology (Lodz, Poland)

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