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Short Course

Medical Education: Assessment Design and Delivery

Are you a clinical educator or someone interested in teaching medical education? On our Medical Education: Assessment Design and Delivery course you'll look at a range of assessment methods. You'll focus on the purpose, design and delivery.

Why study with us

  • Enhance your confidence and skills in assessment in medical education.
  • Tailor your study to suit your healthcare context, educator role and career aspirations.
  • Online delivery means you can fit your studies around your work and other commitments.

Key course information

Level: Postgraduate, Level 7
Delivery: Online (live sessions take place in the evenings)
Study mode: Part-time
Duration: One semester (around 13 weeks, involving around 200 hours work)
Module code: M4100
Start date: 29 April 2024

Course overview

On successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Critically analyse the design and delivery of a range of assessment methods in healthcare education
  • Critically evaluate the key principles of effective feedback
  • Evaluate the factors influencing the processes and outcomes of programmatic assessment
  • Appraise strategies for improving the reliability and validity of differing assessment methods 


Future careers in medical education

This is one of a suite of Medical Education courses. They are designed to support healthcare professionals responsible for medical education in educational institutions and in the workplace. This can include teaching, assessing, and supporting students and trainees.


This course is based in the School of Medicine and Dentistry

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