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HS6405 - Assessment in Health Education

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School 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.

Students will explore different types of educational assessment tools. Discuss factors that influences the reliability and validity of assessment tools.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the nature and purpose of an educational assessment;
  • Explain the different types of educational assessments (with examples): summative, formative, criterion referenced, norm-referenced and competency-based;
  • Compare and contrast a variety of approaches to assessment;
  • Discuss the issues to be considered in assessing the learners at the appropriate levels;
  • Discuss the influencing factors on reliability and validity of educational assessment.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The ability to appraise information critically;
  • The ability to use independent judgment to synthesise information to make intellectual and/or creative advances;
  • The ability to conceptualise and evaluate a range of potential solutions to relevant problems.

Availabilities

Study Period 1, External
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 1 hours - 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.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: assignments (50%); critique of the assessment tool submitted in the first assignment (50%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Study Period 2, External
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 1 hours - 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.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: assignments (50%); critique of the assessment tool submitted in the first assignment (50%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

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