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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

3 points, SCA Band 1, 0.0625 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Clayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Nott Summer semester A 2010 (HILL)
Coordinator(s)Professor Brian Jolly


In this unit participants will be engaged in the systematic review of assessment
strategies used by themselves, or the institutions they accredit. The unit is designed to develop participants skills in planning, implementing, evaluating and giving constructive feedback on effective assessment systems. Participants will focus upon planning assessments for work-based settings at the postgraduate level, that are engaging and interactive and provide useful feedback to trainees.


On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. analyse a significant assessment topic in postgraduate training with reference to their own teaching and assessment experiences;
  2. describe and evaluate different approaches to work-based assessment in the clinical context;
  3. design and implement innovative assessment tools for use in the effective delivery of health professional education at a postgraduate level;
  4. analyse and report on the psychometric properties of quantitative assessments;
  5. critically evaluate standard setting procedures for assessment;
  6. describe and evaluate different approaches to the poor performance of practitioners.


An editorial summary of the literature (25%)
Rationale and pilot data on a new or modified assessment tool (35%)
Analysis of assessment data (30%)
Teaching portfolio (10%)

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Brian Jolly

Contact hours

Off-campus students:
Six (6) hours per week