Assessment and Evaluation Issues in Health Practitioner Field-based Education

Agenda

Goals:

The course will explore the theory and practice of four interrelated processes in field based education:

  • Assessment of learners
  • Assessment of teachers
  • Development and monitoring of assessment tools
  • Development and monitoring of assessment systems

Students will undertake projects exploring topical issues in assessment as well as developing assessment instruments such as examinations, in-training evaluation reports, and simulations. These projects will include class presentations as well as final written reports.

Objectives:

  1. To describe, develop, analyze, and evaluate learner assessment in health practitioner field-based education.
  2. To describe, develop, analyze, and evaluate teacher assessment in health practitioner field-based education.
  3. To explore practices related to underperformance and remediation of learners and teachers.
  4. To explore practices related to developing effective feedback systems.
  5. To design and develop a functional assessment tool for use in health practitioner field-based education.
  6. To design and develop an assessment system for health practitioner field-based education.
  7. To understand connections between assessments, curriculum mapping, spiral curriculum and program evaluation in health practitioner field-based education.

Format: Lecture / Seminar

Evaluation:

Class Participation: 10%
Group Project: 40%
Assessment Instruments–Development and Analysis: 50%

Reading(s):
Glover Takahashi S, Abbott C, Oswald A, Frank JR. CanMeds Teaching and Assessment Tools Guide. Ottawa: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; 2015.

Contact:
Email: familymed.grad@utoronto.ca
Tel: 416.978.8363
 

Prerequisites

CHL5614H or FD14.
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