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‘Clinical Assessment and Course Evaluation’ considers the similarities and differences involved in judging the performance of clinical learners while also evaluating the education they receive. Whereas the foundation subject (“Assessing Clinical Learners”) focussed on the basics of the main assessment formats used by clinical teachers, this subject goes into greater depth on designing and implementing highly-performing assessment regimens. It also explores key issues in measuring the quality of health professional education programs and their associated assessments.
Intended learning outcomes
By completing this subject, participants should be able to:
- understand and explain key characteristics of assessment methods including reliability, validity, feasibility, fairness
- design or adapt assessment programs that are appropriate for specific clinical contexts
- interpret and report the results of assessments and their psychometric performance
- evaluate the effectiveness, appropriateness and efficiency of assessments and educational programs
After completing this subject, participants should be able to:
- apply theories and principles to specific clinical education program and assessment contexts;
- access and use relevant research literature;
- identify and implement best practice in clinical assessment and course evaluation;
- demonstrate understanding of the subject in concise oral and written formats.
Last updated: 2 December 2019