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MD900 - Assessment in Clinical Education

  • Module code: MD900
  • Module name: Assessment in Clinical Education
  • Department: WMS, Postgraduate Taught & CPD
  • Credit: 20

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module enables you to understand the theoretical framework for assessment, the theoretical framework for evaluation, and to relate theory to practice evaluation and assessment. Effective evaluation of teaching and learning is essential for quality control and meaningful assessment is a strong positive influence of learning.

Principal learning outcomes

You will: Learn to connect assessment of student learning, both at theoretical and practical levels. Building on earlier learning about curriculum theory and design, you will develop understanding of the testing of learning outcomes and objectives, in order to determine if learners have achieved mastery. 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. Students will be encouraged to be innovative in applying their knowledge and skills to the review of their current practice and to the solution of novel assessment problems. Develop knowledge and skills in relation to medical education in general. Assessment is a core component of effective teaching and learning, wherein students need to develop the relevant practical skills to achieve effective assessment. Meaningful assessment is a strong positive influence of learning.

Timetabled teaching activities

5 days

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Other essential notes

Requirements As a core module for the Certificate in Medical Education accredited by the Higher Education Academy this module contributes in the following ways to meeting the Requirements of the Higher Education Academy Of the five 'areas of activity' described by the HEA, this module will focus particularly on areas 3 and 5 (assessment, integrating scholarship/research into teaching.) Of the six aspects of 'core knowledge' described by the HEA, this module will focus particularly on areas 2 and 6 (appropriate methods of assessing in the area and at the level of the academic programme, and the implications of quality assurance and quality enhancement for professional practice.) Of the four 'professional values' described by the HEA, this module will focus particularly on values 1, 3 and 5 (respecting diverse learning communities, incorporating research/scholarship into teaching with a commitment to continuing professional development, and recognising the implications for professional practice of the wider context in which higher education operates.)

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
20 CATS (Module code: MD900-20)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

  • Masters in Medical Education (B9XD) - Year 2
  • Masters in Medical Education (B9XD) - Year 3
  • Masters in Medical Education (B9XD) - Year 4
  • Masters in Medical Education (B9XD) - Year 5
  • Masters in Medical Education (B9XD) - Year 6
Optional Core