SBA – single best answers

Approach

Theme (eg back pain)

Option list

  1. mechanical
  2. fracture
  3. TB
  4. arthritis
  5. disc prolapse

Lead-in statement – for each statement select most likely diagnosis

Stems/clinical scenarios (2-3 scenarios only)

a. 23 year old ………….

b. 54 year old.

Answers explained

  • Correct answer explained
  • Alternative options reviewed
  • Additional knowledge

eg

The answer is ‘1’ because

2 presents with ….

3 is a……

4….unlikely because

PBL and EMQ/SBA

Brainstorm case and generate EMQ themes – cause, diagnosis (signs, symptoms, investigations), therapy, prognosis, basic science

Students to select their theme and prepare EMQ for following week.

Following week students present the theme (5 minute overview). Then present EMQ.

links

https://www.racp.edu.au/docs/default-source/default-document-library/example-extended-matching-questions.pdf?sfvrsn=2

https://www.racp.edu.au/docs/default-source/default-document-library/example-extended-matching-questions.pdf?sfvrsn=2

https://global.oup.com/uk/orc/medicine/cox/01student/emqs/

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