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How to Assess Doctors and Health Professionals. HOW - How To

  • ID: 2329653
  • March 2013
  • 158 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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How to Assess Doctors and Health Professionals provides a useful guide to the theory and practice of the varying types of assessment for health professionals. It discusses the purpose and key principles of assessment and explores specific topics such as e–learning, portfolio assessments and revalidation. The expert authors evaluate the pros and cons of different assessment types and explain how these can be best combined in a coherent education programme.

 Contents include:

- Principles of assessment
- E–assessment
- Feedback
- Portfolios
- Revalidation
- Programmatic assessment

Clear, succinct, and avoiding jargon, How to Assess Doctors and Health Professionals is an invaluable guide for anyone involved in healthcare assessment, from students and novice assessors to experienced teachers needing an overview of recent developments and initiatives.

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Acknowledgements vii

About the authors viii

Foreword x

Preface xii

Chapter 1 Purpose of assessment 1

Chapter 2 Principles of assessment 24

Chapter 3 E–assessment the use of computer–based technologies in assessment 41

Chapter 4 Feedback 53

Chapter 5 Portfolios 68

Chapter 6 Revalidation 81

Chapter 7 Assessment types: Part 1 94

Chapter 8 Assessment types: Part 2 110

Chapter 9 Programmatic assessment 126

Chapter 10 Conclusion 134

Index 137

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This book uses several methods that effectively enable readers to reflect and gauge their knowledge during discussion of assessment techniques. It is succinct and its chapters are organized to allow readers to seek information about specific topics with ease. Learning objectives for each chapter, along with illustrations, tables, and self–reflection questions, enhance the text and contribute to the understanding of the concepts. The authors offer a thorough overview of methods of assessment and their application for medical educators, which will enhance student learning.   (Doody s, 28 June 2013)

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