2017: 10-year Review of the MRCGP examinations programme (in progress)
2017: Review of the Australian Dental Council Examinations
for overseas trained dental practitioners who are seeking registration with the DBA to practise in Australia (in progress)
2017: Review of curriculum and assessment programme (in progress)
Review of current assessment system and regulations; advice on possible changes of direction based on best evidence in the literature and good practice
2014-2015: Awarded contract by the Royal College of Radiologists (UK) to review examinations for the Fellowships in Clinical Radiology and Clinical Oncology.
(Richard Fuller, Trudie Roberts, John Patterson, Katharine Boursicot).
Full documentation as well as the College's response can be viewed below.
Advice on constructive alignment and design of new tests of clinical competence for certification
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)
In 2014 Katharine Boursicot was invited to be the External Reviewer for the national Australian Collaboration for Clinical Assessment in Medicine (ACCLAiM)
Advice to assist the faculties to develop assessment strategies to and improve test design and post-test analyses
2013-14: John Patterson was contracted as Assessment Consultant to the Faculties of Medicine, Veterinary Science and Dentistry at the University of Bristol. This one-year, part-time contract was to assist the faculties to develop assessment strategies to and improve test design and post-test analyses.
Trudie Roberts was invited to chair the Professional Education Advisory Committee (PEAC) of the International Medical University (IMU) in Malaysia, which provides advice and guidance to the IMU on all matters relating to the education and training of students enrolled in the professional undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing professional development (CPD) programmes of the IMU.
Katharine Boursicot, Richard Fuller, Trudie Roberts, and John Patterson have all been GMC Associates involved with QABME Visits.
- Katharine Boursicot was a member of the PLAB Part 2 Panel for 12 years and was then invited to sit on the PLAB Review Panel (2013). The Final Report of the Review of the GMC's PLAB test can be
- Richard Fuller and John Patterson were involved in assessment related work including review of UK undergraduate medical assessments. The final report written by GMC staff but based on this work is
John Patterson (since 2012): consultant for production of final scores, pass-lists and statistical analysis of Part 1 and Part 2 examinations for the Membership of the Joint Dental faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Advice to postgraduate medical diploma Examination Boards managed by the WSA, in order for their assessments to become PMETB (Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board) compliant
- Diploma in HIV Medicine
- Diploma in Genitourinary Medicine
- Diploma in Forensic Medical Sciences
- Diploma in the Forensic and Clinical Aspects of Sexual Assault
(Katharine Boursicot and John Patterson)