Assessment in Health Professions Education

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Routledge, May 7, 2009 - Education - 344 pages

Assessment in Health Professions Education provides comprehensive guidance for persons engaged in the teaching and testing of the health professions – medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy and allied fields. Part I of the book provides a user-friendly introduction to assessment fundamentals and their theoretical underpinnings; Part II describes specific assessment methods used in the health professions, with a focus on best practices, assessment challenges, and practical guidelines for the effective implementation of successful assessment programs.

Key features:

  • Comprehensive – the first text to provide broad, single-source coverage of all aspects of assessment in the health professions.
  • Accessible – while scholarly and evidence-based, the book is geared towards health professions educators who are not measurement specialists.
  • Thematic – assessment validity is an organizing theme and provides a conceptual framework throughout the book.
 

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Contents

1 INTRODUCTION TO ASSESSMENT IN THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS
1
2 VALIDITY AND ITS THREATS
21
3 RELIABILITY
57
4 GENERALIZABILITY THEORY
75
5 STATISTICS OF TESTING
93
6 STANDARD SETTING
119
ConstructedResponse and SelectedResponse Formats
149
8 OBSERVATIONAL ASSESSMENT
185
9 PERFORMANCE TESTS
217
10 SIMULATIONS IN ASSESSMENT
245
11 ORAL EXAMINATIONS
269
12 ASSESSMENT PORTFOLIOS
287
LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS
305
INDEX
311
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