Clinical Assessment & Course Evaluation

Subject EDUC90804 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

March, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 16-Mar-2016 to 05-May-2016
Assessment Period End 10-Jun-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 25-Mar-2016
Census Date 08-Apr-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 13-May-2016

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 16 hours (intensive delivery)
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours


To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted in the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Education (GD-CLINED) or the Master of Clinical Education (MC-CLINED). This subject is not available for students admitted in any other courses.

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
October, Semester 2
October, Semester 2
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge:

This subject builds on concepts first considered in the prerequisite subject “Assessing Clinical Learners” (EDUC90743). It is recommended that those undertaking this subject have some experience in delivering and/or coordinating clinical assessments and coursework for health professionals.

Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Objectives, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this course are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Student Equity and Disability Support Team:


Mr Neville Chiavaroli


Administrative Contact

Erin Turner
Phone 03 8344 2591

Subject Overview:

‘Clinical Assessment and Course Evaluation’ considers the similarities and differences involved in judging the performance of clinical learners while also evaluating the education they receive. Whereas the foundation subject (“Assessing Clinical Learners”) focussed on the basics of the main assessment formats used by clinical teachers, this subject goes into greater depth on designing and implementing highly-performing assessment regimens. It also explores key issues in measuring the quality of health professional education programs and their associated assessments.

Learning Outcomes:

By completing this subject, participants should be able to:

  • understand and explain key characteristics of assessment methods including reliability, validity, feasibility, fairness
  • design or adapt assessment programs that are appropriate for specific clinical contexts
  • interpret and report the results of assessments and their psychometric performance
  • evaluate the effectiveness, appropriateness and efficiency of assessments and educational programs
  • Written paper on course evaluation (2500 words) - 50%
  • Written paper on clinical assessment (2500 words) - 50%
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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

After completing this subject, participants should be able to:

  • apply theories and principles to specific clinical education program and assessment contexts;
  • access and use relevant research literature;
  • identify and implement best practice in clinical assessment and course evaluation;
  • demonstrate understanding of the subject in concise oral and written formats.
Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Graduate Diploma in Clinical Education
Master of Clinical Education

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