This Masterclass is designed for undergraduate and postgraduate health professional educators who want an introduction to contemporary best evidence assessment practices.

Plenaries will address the current best evidence for assessment from the literature and the concept of designing assessment as a programme rather than a collection of individual tools.

Workshops will give hands on experience in designing blueprints and developing OSCEs for the 21st century; an introduction to understanding test psychometrics, and the opportunity to discuss how WBAs and feedback can be used in the development of professional competence.

Course Fee : GBP £600.00

Course fee rebates: (Should you wish to register under any of the following categories, please contact the administrator at
GBP £360 for participants on the UN's list of least developed countries

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GBP £480 if booking for both London courses - Assessment Masterclass and LIAAC

For every 5 registrations from the same institution, the sixth person attends for free

Course Convenor: Dr Katharine Boursicot, BSc MBBS MRCOG MAHPE NTF SFHEA FRSM, Director, Health Professional Assessment Consultancy

The course will include interactive lectures and workshops. Participants will have the opportunity to explore their understanding of the basic principles of assessments in relation to their needs, and gain skills in specific assessment methods. Reading lists and further references will be provided.

Aims and Objectives

This course will provide fundamental coverage of assessment principles and methodologies in medical education. Participants will:

  • Gain an understanding of the fundamental principles of assessment based on evidence from the literature
  • Gain hands-on experience of planning a programme of assessment, blueprinting, item and OSCE writing, using workplace-based assessment tools
  • Gain an understanding of the principles of standard setting and basic psychometrics