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Table 2 Learning provided by TOSBA – student survey responses

From: Team Objective Structured Bedside Assessment (TOSBA) as formative assessment in undergraduate Obstetrics and Gynaecology: a cohort study

How useful were the TOSBAs as a learning experience for you in general?
  Don’t know Not at all useful Not very useful Somewhat useful Very useful Extremely useful
  2 (2 %) 0 (0 %) 0 (0 %) 10 (10 %) 42 (40 %) 51 (48 %)
How useful were each of the TOSBA tasks as a learning experience for you?
  Don’t know Not at all useful Not very useful Somewhat useful Very useful Extremely useful
Taking and/or presenting history 0 (0 %) 0 (0 %) 2 (2 %) 12 (11 %) 34 (34 %) 59 (50 %)
Performing the examination 0 (0 %) 0 (0 %) 4 (4 %) 13 (12 %) 37 (35 %) 53 (49 %)
Discussing the diagnosis 0 (0 %) 0 (0 %) 1 (1 %) 13 (12 %) 35 (33 %) 57 (54 %)
Discussing the management 0 (0 %) 0 (0 %) 2 (2 %) 8 (7 %) 37 (35 %) 60 (56 %)
Discussing a related O&G topic 0 (0 %) 2 (2 %) 12 (11 %) 33 (31 %) 38 (35 %) 22 (21 %)
What was the impact of the TOSBAs on your ability to?
  Don’t know Much worse Somewhat worse About the same Somewhat better Much better
Take and/or present a history 0 (0 %) 0 (0 %) 1 (1 %) 8 (7 %) 56 (52 %) 42 (40 %)
Perform an examination 0 (0 %) 1 (1 %) 0 (0 %) 13 (12 %) 49 (46 %) 44 (41 %)
Communicate with patients 0 (0 %) 0 (0 %) 1 (1 %) 57 (53 %) 32 (30 %) 17 (16 %)
Communicate with professionals 0 (0 %) 0 (0 %) 1 (1 %) 22 (21 %) 43 (40 %) 41 (38 %)
Think critically about patients 1 (1 %) 0 (0 %) 0 (0 %) 4 (4 %) 40 (38 %) 61 (57 %)
Work with other professionals 1 (1 %) 0 (0 %) 2 (2 %) 42 (40 %) 39 (36 %) 23 (21 %)
In terms of learning clinical and communication skills, how did the TOSBAs compare as a learning experience with?
  Don’t know Much worse Somewhat worse About the same Somewhat better Much better
Bedside Tutorials 1 (1 %) 1 (1 %) 8 (7 %) 35 (33 %) 53 (50 %) 9 (8 %)
Outpatient Clinics 0 (0 %) 1 (1 %) 3 (3 %) 7 (6 %) 29 (27 %) 67 (63 %)
Theatre Sessions 0 (0 %) 1 (1 %) 7 (6 %) 12 (11 %) 35 (33 %) 52 (49 %)
Self-Directed Work 0 (0 %) 0 (0 %) 3 (3 %) 6 (6 %) 30 (28 %) 68 (63 %)
Classroom Tutorials 0 (0 %) 4 (4 %) 3 (3 %) 16 (15 %) 51 (47 %) 33 (31 %)