IMED5802 Principles of Assessment and Evaluation

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Multi-mode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
In this unit, students acquire a body of knowledge and skills required for the assessment of learning outcomes and evaluation of learning environments. Students explore the principles of an effective assessment and critically evaluate various tools available for assessment in health professions education. They are also exposed to the non-traditional methods of assessment and review their utility within their own context. Students explore principles and models of the evaluation of teaching and learning.
Students are able to (1) explain the role of assessment in the learning process; (2) describe the characteristics of an effective assessment task; (3) describe the advantages and limitations of different assessment tasks; (4) design and critique an assessment task and measurement tool; (5) explain the principles and models of the evaluation of teaching and learning; and (6) design and critique an evaluation tool.
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) online assessment and (2) written assessment. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Sue Miller
Unit rules
IMED5801 Principles of Teaching and Learning (may be taken concurrently as a corequisite)
Contact hours
Face-to face
Lectures 2hrs/ week,
On-line only
Unit Outline

Downing SM, Yudkowsky R. Assessment in health professions education. Routledge; 2009.

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