Assessment in Medical Education and Training

Assessment in Medical Education and Training

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Assessment is a key method of improving standards as well as establishing competency. However, despite major developments in the assessment of clinical competence in the last two decades, there is still more bad practice and ignorance of significant issues in this area than any other aspect of medical higher education. This book comprehensively covers all aspects of assessment. It considers current and future policy and practice, including the Modernising Medical Careers training programme; it promotes a system incorporating more meaningful assessments, rather than just gtests' of knowledge and skill. Assessment in Medical Education and Training will be useful to everyone involved in healthcare education, including tutors, trainers, clinical supervisors and assessors in both primary and secondary care. It will also be important reading for consultants and general practitioners with responsibility for registrars, and healthcare education policy makers and shapers.Essay questions have fairly low reliability (because it can be difficult standardising marking) and low validity. ... the test carries face, content (i.e. a representative sample of the items it is designed to test) and criterion validity ( correlates with other accepted assessment methods). ... For example, an OSCE may be very good at assessing essential clinical skills, but it can become a logistic nightmare to findanbsp;...

Title:Assessment in Medical Education and Training
Author: Neil Jackson, Alex Jamieson, Anwar Khan
Publisher:Radcliffe Publishing - 2007

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