DOPS (Direct Observation of Procedural Skills)-A better assessment tool

Apeksha Dhole (Balpande)


A constant change in clinical education has made the necessity of implementing appropriate new method of evaluation more succinct than before. Keeping in mind, the principles of Adult-learning and self- directed leaning, DOPS is one of the best method for procedural skill assessment.


Key Words: DOPS, Assessment, Clinical Education

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