Assessment in Medical Education and Training: A Practical Guide

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Neil Jackson, Alex Jamieson, Anwar Khan
Radcliffe Publishing, 2007 - Medical - 175 pages
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This work contains a foreword by Dame Lesley Southgate, President, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London. Assessment is a key method of improving standards as well as establishing competency. However, despite major developments in the assessment of clinical competence in the last two decades, there is still more bad practice and ignorance of significant issues in this area than any other aspect of medical higher education. This book comprehensively covers all aspects of assessment. It considers current and future policy and practice, including the Modernising Medical Careers training programme; it promotes a system incorporating more meaningful assessments, rather than just 'tests' of knowledge and skill. "Assessment in Medical Education and Training" will be useful to everyone involved in healthcare education, including tutors, trainers, clinical supervisors and assessors in both primary and secondary care. It will also be important reading for consultants and general practitioners with responsibility for registrars, and healthcare education policy makers and shapers. 'Acquisition of knowledge and skills is not sufficient alone; we need to be able to apply the knowledge, skills and strategies learnt, and in turn these can be the appropriate targets of assessment. There is a movement away from traditional, multiple-choice tests to assessments that include a wide variety of methods and so provide for more meaningful assessments which can better capture significant outcomes in order to assure their future success.' - Neil Jackson, Alex Jamieson and Anwar Khan, in the Introduction. 'This thoughtful, provocative and eclectic book is published at a time of enormous change in the content, structure and quality assurance of postgraduate medical education in the United Kingdom. The reader will be challenged and stimulated by the variety of views and emphases. Essential.' - Dame Lesley Southgate, in the Foreword.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The principles of assessment design
11
Assessment in the undergraduate curriculum
27
Assessment in the Foundation Programme
41
Record of intraining assessments RITAs
52
Assessment for recruitment
62
Workplacebased assessment for general practice training
74
Preparing teachers for workbased teaching and assessing
86
Video assessment
109
Summative assessment
114
Roles of selfassessment tools and workbased learning in personal development
131
Practice based assessment
140
Assessment when performance gives rise to concern
150
Legal perspectives of assessment
159
Postmodernising medical careers assessment in an age of uncertainty
163
Index
170

Simulated surgery for the assessment of consulting skills
97

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About the author (2007)

Neil Jackson is an architect & professor at the University of Leeds, in the U. K.

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