McMaster University

McMaster University

Development and Validation Project — Introduction

The McMaster-Ottawa team recently completed a TOSCE development and validation project in the primary care setting. Funding support for this project was received from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care, Optimizing Use of Health Providers’ Competencies Fund, a HealthForceOntario grant.

Project Objective

The overall objective of this project was to develop, pilot and evaluate a set of TOSCEs for primary care interprofessional practice. Specifically, this project aimed to

  1. Evaluate the use of the TOSCE as both a formative educational tool and as a summative evaluation tool with interprofessional primary care providers to learn
    • how well they understand each others’ roles
    • role clarification
    • how to utilize other professionals’ skills to effectively deliver patient care and
    • their capacity for collaborative team-based care and to assess progress in terms of learning and skills in this area;
  2. Assess the reliability and validity of the TOSCEs;
  3. Gather data on the feasibility of implementing TOSCEs as a tool in primary care;
  4. Deliver the above in both French and English; and
  5. Provide recommendations on use of the TOSCE in primary care in the form of a Tool Kit.

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