Making assessment relevant for practice in an MA in clinical education: Poster - 8N6

CATHY SHERRATT, Andrew Sackville

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This poster outlines the philosophy and design of the assessment methods used on an MA Programme in Clinical Education, off ered by Edge Hill University College in the UK. This programme is delivered primarily by supported online learning.The course team has been determined, since its inception, to use assessment methods in this programme which are both formative and continuous throughout all modules – rather than relying wholly on an end-point, summative assessment task. They have also been concerned to ensure that the products of the assessment are grounded in real experience and reflect each student’s unique clinical context. Assessment tasks can therefore be used subsequently in teaching and learning facilitation activities in the student’s work situation. The poster will outline these assessment methods; and will also present evaluative research on the eff ectiveness of this philosophy and the related assessment processes.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 14 Sept 2006
EventAssociation for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) Conference - Genoa, Italy
Duration: 14 Sept 200618 Sept 2006


ConferenceAssociation for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) Conference


  • assessment
  • clinical education


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