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Impact of self-assessment on medical students’ learning process

Authors:

Yoga Pamungkas Susani ,

Universitas Mataram, ID
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Medical Education Unit, Medical Faculty
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Gandes R. Rahayu,

Universitas Gadjah Mada, ID
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Department of Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine
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E. Suryadi

Universitas Gadjah Mada, ID
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Department of Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine
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Abstract

Background: Maintaining professionalism requires sensitivity to identify self-strengths and weaknesses through continuous self-assessment. Self-assessment has been considered as an important aspect to be implemented in education process. However, there is still lack of evidence regarding the impact of self-assessment in the learning process of students.

 

Aim: To find out the impact of self-assessment in students’ learning process, particularly in identifying learning needs, setting learning activity and learning duration.

 

Methods: An experimental study was conducted among first year medical students (n=46), which were randomly assigned into either a control or an intervention group. Students in the intervention group, who were initially trained to conduct self-assessment, performed self-assessment whereas the control group students did not. Both groups identified learning needs before and after intra venous cannulation skills (IVCS) training. A week after the IVCS training, students in both groups were asked to recall their learning activities in the past week. Aspects which they learned and duration of learning were compared between intervention and control group.

 

Results: Compared to control group, students in the intervention group learned more intensively on certain aspects, suitable with the identified needs, than another aspects related to IVCS (p = 0.001). There was no significant difference in learning duration (p = 0.132).

 

Conclusion: This study offers an evidence that self-assessment influenced students to prioritize their learning needs.
How to Cite: Susani, Y.P., Rahayu, G.R. and Suryadi, E., 2013. Impact of self-assessment on medical students’ learning process. South-East Asian Journal of Medical Education, 7(1), pp.86–88. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/seajme.v7i1.155
Published on 30 Jun 2013.
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