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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.

You will need to have completed the Essentials of Clinical Education module prior to attending this module.

Key Facts


Jessica Simpson / Anna Scott

Course type: Module

Module Lead: Ricardo LeLink opens in a new window

Credits: 20

Module Code: MD900

Duration: 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.

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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.

Module dates

Cohort A: 29/01/2024 - 03/04/2024

Required online days 29/01/2024, 30/01/2024, 31/01/2024

Required onsite campus days 01/02/2024 and 02/02/2024

Cohort A1: 29/04/2024 - 03/07/2024

Required online days 29/04/2024, 30/04/2024, 01/05/2024

Required onsite campus days 02/05/2024 and 03/05/2024


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