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Topic 4: Workshop on Best practice assessment in health professional education
21 June 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm HKT
Assessment is key to student learning, it defines for the student what is important to learn and how to demonstrate they have learnt it. Furthermore, assessment in health professional education is the strategy by which we assure the public that our graduates are indeed ready for practice. There are many assessment options available to educators but selecting the best tools and strategies to evaluate whether learning outcomes have been achieved by the student is challenging. This is further complicated by different conceptualisations of competency as a curriculum outcome. The nature of competency and assessment strategies that are likely to support its development will be discussed.
About the speaker:
Professor McAllister leads an innovative multi-disciplinary academic team to support student learning on practicums across 6 allied health disciplines as well as research learning and assessment in the workplace. She researches professional competency development and assessment, and is recognised for her expertise in curriculum design and development for health professional programs. Professor McAllister’s cross- disciplinary work has been acknowledged by an Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Citation and her work on performance assessment in speech pathology has received multiple awards from ALTC and Speech Pathology Australia. She has been integrally involved in the design, ongoing support and development of the COMPASS© assessment tool and suite of resources which have been adopted by all speech pathology programs in Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand.