Student log book Pranom Buppasiri 8th April 2011
Objective of log book • Recording sequential data or progress • Knowledge • Skill • Self assessment • Formative assessment
What content should be included in log book? • Vary styles • Hand written or electronic based • Essential medical knowledge • Essential clinical procedures • Essential basic investigation • Patient encounter • Attitude
Advantages • Self reflection • Adhere to study program • Self assessment • Formative assessment
Disadvantages • Time consuming • Forget to record • Difficult in scoring
What can teacher pick up from student log book ? • reflect of teaching • reflect of program or course • reflect of individual student • Use for revising program, teaching method • Conduct education research
The Learning of 7th Year Medical Students at Internal Medical – Evaluation by Logbooks Tzong-Shinn Chu, et al. Ann Acad Med Singapore 2008;37:1002-7
207 Interns • Department of Internal Medicine • National Taiwan University
Logbook : learning passport • records of the learning of 19 symptoms and signs, • 16 diseases and states • 21 physical examination skills • 11 laboratory skills and image interpretation • 12 procedures and therapeutic skills.
Results • How many signs and symptoms that Intern did not learn or encounter ? • How many clinical procedures that Intern did not practice?
Discussion • Why • Suggestion for improvement
Sharing of current status using the log book in clinical departments • OB & GYN • Surgery • Internal medicine • Pediatrics
Topic • Content or format • How to assess or evaluate students or course from the log book • How to improve log book
Conclusion • Past ; log books were use for a long time in medical education • Present : still to use it but should revise or re-arrange format • Future : continue to use it but e-log book and systematic evaluation should be implemented