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HLT540 Assessment in Clinical Education (8)

Abstract

This subject will facilitate the students learning about assessment and the critique and application of assessment strategies and tools in clinical education. The student will be encouraged to use the results of assessment to contribute to continuous improvement in clinical teaching practice. The differences and similarities of assessment within curricula will be contrasted and compared and students will be encouraged to design and critically evaluate assessment techniques from their workplace. The role of assessment in influencing student learning behaviour and the learning process will be explored including the provision of feedback and the engagement of learners in self-assessment and peer review. The relationship between Continuing Professional Development, assessment and registration in health professions will be introduced in this subject and re-visited in HLT542 Professional Practice in Clinical Education.

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Session 1
OnlineBathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: HLT540
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health

Assumed Knowledge

Health professionals with knowledge and experience who have an interest in clinical education.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify, critique and apply the principles of assessment in clinical education.
  • be able to design and critically evaluate assessment tools to assess skills, knowledge and attitudinal characteristics of learners.
  • be able to critically appraise the role of assessment in influencing student learning behaviour and the learning process.
  • be able to engage in providing constructive and timely feedback.
  • be able to compare and contrast the uses of formative and summative assessment procedures, norm and criterion referenced and outcome based assessment.
  • be able to identify and distinguish between assessment and performance in health professionals and the implication that this has for assessment.
  • be able to engage learners in self assessment and peer review.
  • be able to identify and analyse the relationship between Continuing Professional Development, assessment and registration in health professionals.

Syllabus

The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Principles of assessment in clinical education.
  • Assessment tools and strategies: nature and function.
  • The validity, reliability and objectivity of assessment tasks.
  • The role of assessment in influencing student learning behaviour.
  • Feedback.
  • Self assessment and peer review.
  • Assessment of group work and work based teams.
  • Assessment of practitioner performance.

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 20 October 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.