Educación Médica Superior
versión ISSN 0864-2141
A research was done with the objective of characterizing the written exams of the discipline Human Morphophysiology for the first cohort of students of the National Program of Comprehensive Community Medicine in the teaching course 2005-2006. A group of experts was interviewed to classify the questions and items of the exams according to the area of the biomedical basic sciences they explored and the types of questions that were used. This process allowed the assessment of the difficulty index behavior. A technique of focal group with experts was used to know their opinion about the results obtained from the analysis. The results showed that the difficulty of the questions and items was due to the complexity of the themes dealt with, the way they were written, the kind of items used and the number of knowledge areas explored in each item. In the exam, the questions and items that explored the greatest number of science areas were of the multiple choice kind and showed the greatest degree of difficulty.
Palabras llave : National Program of Comprehensive Community Medicine; assessment; Human Morphophysiology I.