This Assessment Masterclass is designed for undergraduate and postgraduate health professional educators who want an introduction to, and also those who want an update on, contemporary best evidence assessment practices, with a focus on some of the current challenging topics facing health professional educators.

The course will include interactive lectures and group activities. Participants will have the opportunity to explore their understanding of the contemporary principles of assessment and gain skills in specific assessment methods.

There will also be a session where participants may ask specific questions about their own assessment issues, and the Panel of Facilitators will share their expertise in answering.

Reading lists and further references will be provided.

Topics covered will include

  • Contemporary principles of assessment for health educators
  • Designing Programmes of Assessment
  • Blueprinting tests of knowledge and skills
  • OSCEs for the 21st Century
  • Assessment for learning (feedback and WBAs)
  • Standard setting
  • Understanding test metrics

Course Fee : SGD $1,500.00

Fee Rebate:
1) Should you wish to register to attend both courses (Assessment Masterclass and Advanced Assessment Course), there is a fee rebate of 10% on the total course fee.

2) For every five registrations from the same institution, a sixth person from the same institution receives a complimentary registration.

Please contact the course administrator at admin@hpac.sg, if you wish to register under a fee rebate.

Course Convenor: Dr Katharine Boursicot, Visiting Associate Professor, Assessment & Progression Department, Office of Education, DukeNUS Medical School

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