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Unit information: Advanced Assessment for Professional Practice in Health Sciences in 2018/19

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Unit name Advanced Assessment for Professional Practice in Health Sciences
Unit code MEEDM0030
Credit points 20
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Academic Year (weeks 1 - 52)
Unit director Mrs. Annie Noble-Denny
Open unit status Not open

Experience of setting and marking assessments on professional practice programmes.


A remit with job description to lead on assessment review and provision.

School/department Teaching and Learning for Health Professionals
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences


Aim: to deepen understanding of assessment practice and principles in order to improve assessment strategies

in their own programme.

This module is aimed at those who are in a position to plan and put into effect assessment strategies for a unit,

year or whole programme. This will deepen knowledge of current thinking and research into assessment theory

and practice. You will reflect on your own current assessment practices, explore innovative approaches to

assessment and review approaches to programmatic assessment. This module will give you the tools to make

innovative and evidence based changes to current assessment practices.

Intended learning outcomes

Participants will be able to:

Analyse and self-evaluate current knowledge of assessment methodologies.

Critique own assessment provision drawing on a critical review of current theory and research evidence.

Explore programmatic assessment in their own context.

Design new and innovative strategies of assessment for varied learning outcomes.

Teaching details

There will be a mixed method approach consistent with current best

practice. This will include presentations by course tutors, large and

small group discussions, workshops and teamwork, paired activities, online resources,

presentations by participants with structured learning outcomes.

Assessment Details

Formative assessment: writing and critiquing own assessments with

reference to theory.

Summative assessment: written assignment(s) totalling 3000

words (or equivalent). This totals 100% of final grade for the module.

Reading and References

Programmatic assessment: from assessment of learning to assessment for learning

LWT Schuwirth, CPM Van der Vleuten - Medical teacher, 2011 - Taylor & Francis

A model for programmatic assessment fit for purpose

CPM van der Vleuten, LWT Schuwirth… - Medical Teacher 2012 - Taylor & Francis

Twelve tips for programmatic assessment

CPM Van Der Vleuten, LWT Schuwirth… - Medical Teacher 2015 - Taylor & Francis

AMEE Guide No. 18: Standard setting in student assessment MF Ben-David - Medical Teacher, 2000 - Taylor & Francis An examination of the replicability of Angoff standard setting results within a generalizability theory framework JC Clauser, MJ Margolis… - Journal of Educational Measurement 2014