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POSTPONED Faculty Development Seminar: Dr Helen Reid

Assessment - Have you ever wondered if we could be doing it better?

A College of Medicine and Health Faculty Development seminar
Date18 March 2020
Time12:30
PlaceBaring Court 217

By Helen Reid, GP and Clinical Lecturer in Centre for Medical Education (CME), Queen's University Belfast (QUB)

Helen Reid’s PhD in Medical Education (2018) explored ‘undervoiced’ stakeholder perspectives around OSCEs.  Her research interests encompass assessment, women’s health, professional development and interdisciplinarity. Her seminar will focus on those who are involved with any aspect of assessment in Health Professions Education and whether it we could be done better.  OSCEs are ubiquitous in health professions education (HPE).  Impending introduction of a medical licensing assessment (the GMC’s ‘MLA’) in the UK context has potential to increase OSCEs’ position. Such dominance - hegemony - can bring unintended consequences, warranting critical consideration.  There is a real risk that the importance of patient care is diminished in a quest for accountable, standardised assessments.  This interactive session will share insights from contemporary assessment research aiming to develop participants’ own thinking around OSCEs and broader assessment practices.

The aim of this session is to contribute, critically and constructively, to conversations around assessment in HPE.  This will be done through:

1.      Identifying potential tensions in performance assessments in different settings, with specific focus on patient involvement

2.      Sharing insights from contemporary OSCE and broader assessment research

3.      Considering some practical strategies to enhance assessment in our own settings with patient care remaining a central goal.


Programme:
Tea/coffee  12:15-12:30 Outside Baring Court 217
Lecture         12:30-13:15  Baring Court 217
Q&A              13:15-13:30  Baring Court 217

 


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OrganizerCatherine Pierce
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