We offer a wide range of faculty development workshops on different areas of healthcare professions education, and can also design tailored courses to suit the context (institution/country/level of participants).

Some examples of tailored courses we have delivered:



Karolinska Institute Faculty of Health Sciences, Stockholm, Sweden

2 Day Foundations of Assessment Course
2 days Item Writing Course

Colleges of Medicine of South Africa (CMSA)

Workshops in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town on standard setting implementation and the use of portfolios in workplace based assessment

Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

2 Day Foundations of Assessment Course and Advice on Finals examinations

University of Malaya, Malaysia

2 Day Foundations of Assessment Course

Curtin Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University, Perth, Australia

2 Day Foundations of Assessment Course for School of Physiotherapy

2 day OSCE Masterclass for School of Physiotherapy

3 days on OSCE design and implementation for Medical School

3 Day Foundations of Assessment Course for Medical School

Ministry of Health Singapore

14 Workshops for postgraduate educators on

  • Models of Validity
  • Design and Implementation of Portfolios
  • Planning Programmes of Assessment
  • OSCE Masterclasses (2 days) including
    • Principles of good OSCE practice
    • Designing stations
    • Planning and running an OSCE
    • OSCE examiner training
    • SP training for OSCEs
    • How to interpret OSCE statistics


  • Advanced Practice Nurses (Ministry of Health)
    OSCE Masterclass: review and piloting of stations

Duke-NUS, Singapore

Design and implementation of a programme of Peer Observation of Teaching, including

  • Consultation with stakeholders
  • Design of peer observation form
  • Design and delivery of peer observation workshops
  • Live peer observation of clinical teaching

University of Leeds, UK

Katharine Boursicot was invited to Leeds to consult with the Faculty of Dentistry and the Leaders of the Physician Associates Course, to review and evolve their assessment programmes.

University of Tasmania, Australia

Tailored Foundations of Assessment Course for the Faculty of Medicine Workshop on standard setting

For National Healthcare Group (NHG) Singapore

National Healthcare Group (NHG) Singapore engaged us to conduct a variation of our Foundations of Assessment Course, modified to run over 3 days, 7-9 October 2015, as they had special requirements for more hands-on experience for the multiprofessional audience they had organised. NHG is a public healthcare provider in Singapore, and wished to raise standards of health professional education and assessment.

(Katharine Boursicot and Trudie Roberts)

College of Aneasthetists of Ireland (Dublin)

3 days of faculty development workshops on fundamental principles of assessment, a tailored version of the FAC, with more emphasis on postgraduate contexts and Workplace Based Assessments (WBAs)
(Katharine Boursicot, Richard Fuller and Trudie Roberts)

Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences, Malaysia

3 days of faculty development workshops on fundamental principles of assessment, a tailored version of the FAC, with special empahsis on blueprinting, item writing and OSCEs
(Katharine Boursicot)

Bond University (Queensland, Australia)

3 days of faculty development workshops on fundamental principles of assessment, a tailored version of the FAC, with special empahsis on standard setting.
(Katharine Boursicot and Trudie Roberts)

UiT The Arctic University, Norway (Tromso)

2014: 3 days of faculty development workshops on fundamental principles of assessment, a longer version of the FAC
(Katharine Boursicot, Richard Fuller and Trudie Roberts)

2015: 3 days of OSCE focused workshops to support the development and implementation of OSCEs in the medical undergraduate curriculum
(Katharine Boursicot and Richard Fuller)

Colleges of Medicine of South Africa

  • 2012: workshops on blueprinting and item writing (Katharine Boursicot)
  • 2013: workshops on item writing and standard setting (Katharine Boursicot)
  • 2014: workshops on designing and implementing OSCEs (Sydney Smee)
  • 2015: workshops on standard setting for OSCEs and Examiner Training (Sydney Smee)