Assessment in Health Professions Education

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Rachel Yudkowsky, Yoon Soo Park, Steven M. Downing
Routledge, Jul 26, 2019 - Education - 346 pages
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Assessment in Health Professions Education, second edition, provides a comprehensive guide for educators in the health professions—medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, and allied health fields. This second edition has been extensively revised and updated by leaders in the field. Part I of the book presents an introduction to assessment fundamentals and their theoretical underpinnings from the perspective of the health professions. Part II covers specific assessment methods, with a focus on validity, best practices, challenges, and practical guidelines for the effective implementation of successful assessment programs. Part III addresses special topics and recent innovative approaches, including narrative assessment, situational judgment tests, programmatic assessment, mastery learning settings, and the key features approach. This accessible text addresses the essential concepts for the health professions educator and provides the background needed to understand, interpret, develop, and effectively implement assessment methods.

 

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Contents

Part II Assessment Methods
107
Part III Special Topics
197
List of Contributors
307

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Rachel Yudkowsky is Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Medical Education in the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA, and past Director of the UIC Dr. Allan L. and Mary L. Graham Clinical Performance Center.

Yoon Soo Park is Associate Professor and Associate Head of the Department of Medical Education, and Director of Research for Educational Affairs in the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA.

Steven M. Downing is Associate Professor, Emeritus, in the Department of Medical Education in the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA.

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