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16. Grazer Konferenz – Qualität der Lehre: Curriculum planning and assessment

19. - 21. April 2012, Timisoara, Romania

Toolbox of the assessment of clinical skills


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16. Grazer Konferenz – Qualität der Lehre 2012 - Curriculum planning and assessment. Timisoara, Romania, 19.-21.04.2012. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2012. Doc12grako05

doi: 10.3205/12grako05, urn:nbn:de:0183-12grako054

Veröffentlicht: 5. September 2012

© 2012 Schmidts et al.
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Assessment in education is a complicated challenge today. There is a large debate about the tools that are useful to measure student learning. Outcomes assessment can help identify problems in many fields: For example it can establish a need for increasing the emphasis of particular skills areas in the curriculum. Or it can tell you whether or not your students are learning what you want them to learn. We will present and give some hands-on experience on clinical skills assessment methods (OSCE, Mini-CEX, DOPS, portfolio, formative workplace assessment, programmatic assessment). Workshop participants will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each method and finally setup an assessment plan for their own educational needs.

At the end of the workshop participants

  • know different methods of the assessment of clinical skills
  • know some advantages and disadvantages of each method
  • can choose and apply suitable methods for their own educational needs
  • can set up an assessment plan for clinical skills course(s) and/or programs

This workshop is interactive and those attending will work in small groups applying the concepts learned throughout the workshop. It is opened for everybody interested in the topic of assessment of clinical skills (students, teachers, program coordinators, skills lab administrators, deans).