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Introduction. Applying the Federal State Educational Standards of the third generation has made it necessary to modernize the approach to teaching the discipline «Chemistry» at Medical University. First of all, modifications affected the final control at the end of the course (with reducing the discipline’s hours, it acquired the form of a test with an assessment instead of an exam).

The aim of the study was to analyze features of methods for organizing various forms of credit with an assessment in the discipline «Chemistry» as a summative assessment and to evaluate relationship between the form of assessment, rating results and quality of mastering the material to improve the level of training of medical students.

Material and methods. An analysis of various forms of final control in the discipline «Chemistry» for 10 years of the Federal State Educational Standard‑3 operation from 2011 to 2021 was carried out at the Department of General Chemistry of the Ural State Medical University using the example of the Faculty of Treatment and Prevention. The department used such forms of credit as computer testing, written ticket control and written testing, including open-ended questions. The results of specified forms of credit and the percentage of «survival» of residual knowledge after two semesters were analyzed. Statistical processing of data on the results of the exam was carried out in the Microsoft Excel program and on the MedSpace distance education platform (Moodle version adapted for Ural State Medical University). The application package Statistica 6.0, MS Excel, Vortex 5.0 and 7.0 was used. Data are presented as arithmetic means and standard error of mean (M±m).

Results and discussion. The computer test form of the final test does not reveal the depth of knowledge of students, but allows you quickly process received answers. The result is a high passing rate and a low level of residual knowledge of students. The ticket form of control is the most difficult for first-year students to perform and for faculty members to check, but the level of residual knowledge among those who passed such an examination is the highest.

Conclusion. The best form of final control in the discipline «Chemistry» is written testing, since it includes questions on all topics of the course and open-ended tasks that require detailed answers. This form of credit with assessment encourages students to prepare systematically and thoroughly, facilitates work of faculty members when checking a huge number of papers.

Keywords:faculty of medicine and prevention; discipline «Chemistry»; examination with grade; ticket control; computer and written testing

Funding. The study had no sponsor support.

Conflict of interest. The authors declare no conflict of interest.

For citation: Ermishina E.Yu., Kataeva N.N., Medvedeva O.M., Golitsyna К.О., Belokonova N.А. Analysis of various methodological approaches to organization of summative assessment in chemistry for medical students during implementation of FSES‑3. Meditsinskoe obrazovanie i professional’noe razvitie [Medical Education and Professional Development]. 2022; 13 (3): 85–95. DOI: (in Russian)


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Balkizov Zalim Zamirovich
Professor of the Department of Professional Education and Educational Technologies, Associate Professor of the Department of Hospital Surgery of the N.I. Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, member of the Coordinating Council for Personnel Policy of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Adviser to the President of the National Medical Chamber, Executive Secretary of the Commission for Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education Events in the National Medical Chamber, Secretary General of the Russian Society of Medical Specialists General Representative of the Association for Medical Education in Europe, General Director of GEOTAR-Med
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