This course is ideal for medical professors responsible for developing/ensuring an integrated system of assessment within courses and across the curriculum.
Syed Amin Tabish states in the article Assessment Methods in Medical Education, that “The effective and efficient delivery of healthcare requires not only knowledge and technical skills but also analytical and communication skills, interdisciplinary care, counselling, evidence- and system-based care. This warrants our assessment systems to be comprehensive, sound, and robust enough to assess the requisite attributes along with testing for essential knowledge and skills.” -Int J Health Sci (Qassim). 2008 Jul; 2(2): 3–7. In assessment, a considerable shift in thinking has occurred from an assessment of learning to assessment for learning. This has important implications for the conceptual framework from which to approach the issue of assessment, but also with respect to the research agenda.
This one day course will focus on developing the skills necessary to successfully design and implement a program of assessment that incorporates strategies to assess competencies in clinical performance.