IMED5802 Principles of Assessment and Evaluation
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Non-standard teaching period Online Online Semester 1 UWA (Perth) Face to face Semester 1 UWA (Perth) Multi-mode
- 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.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) online assessment; (2) preparation of an assessment; and (3) preparation of an evaluation. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Professor Sandra Carr
- Unit rules
- IMED5801 Principles of Teaching and Learning (may be taken concurrently as a corequisite)
- Contact hours
- Face-to face
Lectures 2hrs/ week,
- Unit Outline
- Semester 1-2020 [SEM-1-2020]
Downing SM, Yudkowsky R. Assessment in health professions education. Routledge; 2009.
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
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