This course will provide a comprehensive review of the important components in Assessment Design. A series of short lectures on core concepts in assessment will be followed by interactive hands-on sessions to engage participants in developing high quality assessment items to assess clinical reasoning, standard setting and giving constructive feedback to students. This course will aim to train participants on:
• Understanding common effective assessment methods
• Developing high quality assessment items to assess students and enhance learning
• Standard setting of assessment
• Using Script Concordance Testing to assess and enhance clinical reasoning
• How to give effective feedback to ensure lasting knowledge
• Providing effective Clinical and performance based assessment
• Understanding the current challenges in assessment
This Course is intended for those involved in ‘teaching’ medical students who wish to develop an understanding of how we can improve learning through their ‘teaching’ practice.
Head of Basic & Clinical Sciences
A/Prof. of Assessment
University of Notre Dame, Australia
Michael is the Associate Professor in Assessment and Head of Basic and Clinical Science Domain in the School of Medicine at the University of Notre Dame, Sydney. As the former Head of Assessment for 7 years, he set up the Assessment Program of the new medical School integrating fully with the medical curriculum with clear learning objectives and graduate outcomes.
He is an interventional cardiologist by training. His contributions to teaching and assessment is recognised nationally by receiving the Vice-Chancellor’s award for Excellence in Teaching & Assessment in 2011 and the Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning from the Australian Office of Teaching & Learning in 2012. He has completed the Graduate Certificate of University Teaching and the ESME Course by the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE). He was invited by the Fiji Ministry of Health as one of the 3-member Accreditation & Review Panel for a new medical school in July 2011 and re-accreditation visit in 2013. His leadership in medical education and assessment is recognised by the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) in USA and has been the member of the International Oversight Committee since 2015. He is currently the Secretary General of the IDEAL (International Database for Enhanced Assessments and Learning) Consortium overseeing the non-profit sharing and improvement of assessment items across countries (including: Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, UK, UAE, Saudi Arabia) in recognition of his commitment in assessment and medical education. His current research is focusing on assessment of clinical reasoning and competency in medical students.