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This module was written by Dr Katharine Boursicot, Reader in Medical Education, Head of Assessment, St George’s, University of London.

The author would like to acknowledge Trudie Roberts and Bill Burdick on the UME Understanding Medical Education booklet, OSCEs and other assessments of clinical competence, on which a large part of this module is based.

References

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