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HS6405 - Assessment and Evaluation in Health Professional Education

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Medicine & Dentistry

Available to Diploma of Health Profession Education and Master of Health Professional Education only or by permission of the Head of School.

The subject provides indepth examination of approaches to assessment and evaluation in health professional education. Students will explore and apply different types of educational assessment and evaluation tools.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain and apply different types of educational assessment including authentic assessment;
  • Discuss the nature, purpose and principles of assessment for learning and standard setting;
  • Compare and contrast a variety of approaches to student, self and peer assessment;
  • Describe, critique and apply different theories, models and methods of evaluation for subjects and courses in the health context.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (25%) - Individual
  • Peer assessed presentation and self assessment - (50%) - Individual
  • Critique a specified assessment-related journal article in your area of health professions education and present a 10-minute discussion-based critique of that article to the class - (25%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Contribution to the Discussion Board is a hurdle requirement.

Prerequisites: HS5405 AND HS5406 AND HS5409 AND HS5410


Study Period 1, External
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Coordinator: Dr Karen Carlisle
Lecturers: Dr Kimberley Owens, Assoc. Professor Nichole Harvey, Professor Tarun Sen Gupta, Dr Emma Anderson, Assoc. Professor Louise Young, Dr Karen Carlisle, Assoc. Professor Louise Wright, Dr Torres Woolley.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 1 hours online activity - There will be little contact hours for this subject as it is delievered in an external format. Occasional teleconferences may be arranged by negotiation with the students.
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.