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Assessment in Clinical Education

The Assessment in Clinical Education is designed to improve your understanding of the approaches taken to assessment. The module will enable you to understand the theoretical frameworks for assessment and evaluation, and help you relate theory to practice.

Assessment is an essential element of any educational process, especially for those preparing for or undertaking clinical roles. Much work has been done in recent years to improve the effectiveness of assessment

Evaluation is a key driver for curriculum change and development, and is a major component of the quality assurance cycle.

This module allows you to gain a clear understanding of assessment and evaluation, and how you can put theory into practice.

Module content:

Building on earlier learning about curriculum theory and design, you will develop your understanding of the testing of learning outcomes and objectives, in order to determine if learners have achieved mastery.

The module will explore current methods and directions in assessment of learning in medicine, both formative and summative. Basic assessment theory will be explored, particularly in relation to concepts of validity, reliability and generalisability with particular emphasis on the application to clinical settings. You will be encouraged to be innovative in applying your knowledge and skills to the review of your current practice and to the solution of novel assessment problems.

Induction module

Before completing the course, you will undertake our Induction and Professional Development module, introducing you to all the underpinning regulations, guidance and support available to you during your postgraduate study.

Key Facts


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Course type: Module

Course Leaders: Ricardo LeLink opens in a new window

Credits: 20

Module Code: MD900


MD900 will be taught as a five-day block, days 1-3 online, days 4 & 5 on-campus. Students will need to keep up with learning materials during the week.


Mon 30th, Tues 31st Jan & Wed 1st Feb


Thurs 2nd & Fri 3rd Feb

Assessment: 4,000 word assignment, to be submitted 8 weeks following the taught sessions.

Available on which courses?

Core module: Medical Education(MMedEd)

Next Course Start Date: 

Cohort A

Monday 30th January 2023Link opens in a new window

Application Deadline:20/12/2023

Cohort A1

Monday 8th of May 2023Link opens in a new window

Application Deadline: 14/04/2023

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Funding Opportunities

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