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Publication type: Journal Article

Tonkin AL, Taverner D, Latte J, Doecke C.
The Effect of an Interactive Tutorial on the Prescribing Performance of Senior Medical Students
Med Educ. 2006;


Objectives: To evaluate the effectiveness of small group tutorials in
teaching senior medical students the requirements of prescription writing.
Design: Random allocation to interactive tutorial or didactic lecture with
blinded evaluation.
Subjects: All 1999 6th year medical students, the University of Adelaide.
Results: The Tutorial Attenders (mean 13.3, SD 2.6) performed significantly
better than the Lecture Group (mean12.2, SD 3.0) p=0.041 and the
Non-attenders (mean10.7, SD 3.1) p=<0.001. The 13 individual OSCE items
formed four logical subgroups, and the Tutorial Attenders performed
significantly better in Prescription Writing in all comparisons.
Conclusion: A single, one-hour interactive tutorial is likely to be the
minimum amount of intervention that will be effective in improving
prescribing skills.


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