UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

IMED5802 Principles of Assessment and Evaluation

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Multi-mode
Content 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 professional 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.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) explain the role of assessment in the learning process; (2) describe the characteristics of an effective assessment; (3) describe the advantages and limitations of different assessment tools; (4) design and critique assessment and evaluation tools; (5) develop a blueprint for the assessment of learning outcomes; (6) assess the quality of an examination by looking at its constituent parts; and (7) explain principles and models of evaluation of teaching and learning.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) CLIPS: a written assessment. and (2) SPACE: a portfolio with evidence of learning. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Associate Professor Zarrin Siddiqui
Unit rules
Prerequisites: IMED5801 Principles of Teaching and Learning (may be taken concurrently as a corequisite)
Contact hours group discussion: 20 hours
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.meddent.uwa.edu.au/Units/IMED5802/SEM-1/2017
Texts

Selected readings are provided. There is no prescribed textbook.


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