IMED5802 Principles of Assessment and Evaluation

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Semester 1OnlineOnline flexible 100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit is asynchronous delivery, with NO requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
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 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.
Outcomes
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.
Assessment
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
Prerequisites:
IMED5801 Principles of Teaching and Learning (may be taken concurrently as a corequisite)
Contact hours
For Face to Face students- 6 x 2 hr seminars plus online activities
Texts

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

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