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DUHS OSPE system | LUMHS semester system

DUHS adopts OSPE system
Karachi, April 18, 2008: The Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) on Thursday adopted the 'Objective Structured Practical Examinations' (OSPE) in place of the earlier system of viva and practical examinations. It will reduce the chances of "examiner bias," according to the DUHS.

This system has been proposed and approved by the Academic Council and the university Syndicate for the betterment of medical education. It has been appreciated by majority of the faculty members and the students of the DUHS, according to the statement.

The OSPE methodology of assessment is practiced in well reputed universities worldwide to maintain international standard of education. The DUHS is committed to improve medical education at undergraduate and postgraduate level. In this respect, it has introduced the semester system of education. Similarly, methods of evaluation have also changed to 'Single Best Questions' for theory and the OSPE for viva/practical evaluation.

This method of examination completely eliminates subjectivity, favouritism, and simultaneously the student has greater chances to express their knowledge. The News

LUMHS to have semester system
Hyderabad: The Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS) has introduced the semester system from academic session 2007-2008, giving it a lead over other public sector medical universities of the country.

Director Academic LUMHS Prof Azam Yousufani disclosed this during a meeting with Vice- Chancellor Prof Dr. Naushad Ahmed Shaikh at his office on Tuesday.

Under this system, he said 75 per cent attendance of students would be essential and no examination form would be accepted if the students failed to complete the required attendance. APP
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