Assessment methods vary widely across undergraduate physiology courses. Here, a cumulative oral examination was administered in two sections of a 300-level undergraduate physiology course. Student performance was quantified via instructor grading using a rubric, and self-perceptions (n = 55) were collected via survey. Overall, students affirmed that the oral examination assisted in their learning, specifically by leading them to begin preparation for their final written exam earlier than they otherwise would. The instructor considered the oral exam useful for student learning by providing a scaffold to the written final exam and a way to connect with students before a high-stakes final exam. Specific details of the examination format and suggestions and considerations for those considering this assessment approach are provided.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||American Journal of Physiology - Advances in Physiology Education|
|State||Published - Sep 2021|
- anatomy and physiology
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