For ensuring effective teaching and facilitating learning during students-patient interaction, a valid assessment needs to be adopted. Many assessment mechanisms exist to evaluate students’ knowledge and skills of medical students, including two-way mirrors, closecircuit audio-video and observation. Providing students with instant feedback is a key to successful learning. Level one undergraduate students of Cardiff University, United Kingdom are assigned to carryout basic life support (BLS) procedure using manikin whilst the student-teacher employed direct observation method (DOM) as a tool to evaluating students’ learning competencies. The supervisor monitored the student-teacher who organized the one-hour task to assess the students. Professional driver’s guidelines of Quality Assurance Agency, Nursing & Midwifery Council and National Institute for health Care Excellence, together with learning theories including constructivist, behaviouristic and humanistic are considered. The assignment is aimed at examining students’ competencies using one-hour assessment and BLS generated and printed copy of feedback. The assignment was analysed in three phases viz: direct observation, accuracy and effectiveness of the BLS devices and instant feedback stage. The outcome indicated that DOM is a good assessment tool used in evaluating varying degrees of students’ Knowledge, Attitude, Motor skills, Structure (logical skills), Novice, Advanced Beginner, Competency, proficiency, and expertise at different stage of learning.
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- Direct observation; method of assessment; BLF; feedback
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