Assessment in Health Professions Education

Author: Steven M. Downing,Rachel Yudkowsky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135595291

Category: Education

Page: 344

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Assessment in Health Professions Education provides comprehensive guidance for persons engaged in the teaching and testing of the health professions – medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy and allied fields. Part I of the book provides a user-friendly introduction to assessment fundamentals and their theoretical underpinnings; Part II describes specific assessment methods used in the health professions, with a focus on best practices, assessment challenges, and practical guidelines for the effective implementation of successful assessment programs. Key features: Comprehensive – the first text to provide broad, single-source coverage of all aspects of assessment in the health professions. Accessible – while scholarly and evidence-based, the book is geared towards health professions educators who are not measurement specialists. Thematic – assessment validity is an organizing theme and provides a conceptual framework throughout the book.

Assessment in Medical Education and Training

A Practical Guide

Author: Neil Jackson

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 1846190460

Category: Medical

Page: 175

View: 6414

Assessment is a key method of improving standards as well as establishing competency. However, despite major developments in the assessment of clinical competence in the last two decades, there is still more bad practice and ignorance of significant issues in this area than any other aspect of medical higher education. This book comprehensively covers all aspects of assessment. It considers current and future policy and practice, including the Modernising Medical Careers training programme; it promotes a system incorporating more meaningful assessments, rather than just >tests' of knowledge and skill. Assessment in Medical Education and Training will be useful to everyone involved in healthcare education, including tutors, trainers, clinical supervisors and assessors in both primary and secondary care. It will also be important reading for consultants and general practitioners with responsibility for registrars, and healthcare education policy makers and shapers.

Human Simulation for Nursing and Health Professions

Author: Linda Wilson, RN, PhD,Leland Rockstraw, RN, PhD,Donna Wilson, RN, MSN, RRT

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826106706

Category: Medical

Page: 392

View: 346

"This book could easily become the "go to" text for standardized patient utilization and the backbone for implementation strategies in learning programs...It is a must-have for all disciplines interested in adding the human simulation experience to their programs."--Nursing Education Perspectives "Today there is an explosion in the use of simulation in nursing and health professions education. The contributors to this text are experts in this format of teaching. They are the designers of the learning spaces, the authors of simulation cases and evaluation methods, the experts who program the human patient simulators and who teach the patient actors to enact the clinical scenariosÖI consider this a "handbook" on the design, evaluation and practice of simulation for clinical education. If you are a faculty member with concerns about how your students will make the transition from student to professional, use simulation in your curriculum and learn for yourself that pretending is simulation for life but simulation is pretending for the delivery of exquisite clinical care." Gloria F. Donnelly, PhD, RN, FAAN Dean and Professor Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions Human simulation is changing the face of clinical education in the health professions. Its use has expanded beyond medical school to encompass nursing and mental health clinical education. This comprehensive guide to establishing and managing a human simulation lab has been written by nationally acclaimed simulation experts and is geared for undergraduate, graduate, and professional settings. The text takes the reader step-by-step through the process of planning, organizing, implementing, and maintaining a simulation lab. It describes the required technology, how to train standardized patients, how to implement a simulation, evaluation and analysis of the simulation experience, and how to develop a business plan. The guide details simulation in undergraduate and graduate nursing programs, physician's assistant programs, and mental health education, as well as the use of simulation with critically ill patients, and in perioperative, perianasthesia, women's health, and rehabilitation science settings. Key Features: Offers a blueprint for developing, implementing, and managing a human simulation lab Details use of simulation in numerous nursing and mental health settings along with case studies Provides tools for evaluation and analysis of the simulation experience Presents undergraduate and graduate nursing simulation scenarios and pedagogical strategies Discusses simulation training and required technology Includes templates for writing cases for BSN and MSN levels

Clinical Education in the Health Professions

Author: Clare Delany,Elizabeth Molloy

Publisher: Elsevier Australia

ISBN: 0729539008

Category: Medical

Page: 193

View: 8340

Clinical settings are dynamic educational spaces that present both opportunities and barriers to learning and teaching. Designed to inform, challenge and educate health professionals about the evidence underpinning clinical education practices and outcomes, this multi-disciplinary book brings together important concepts in healthcare education and addresses context and processes of learning, professional identity and socialisation, feedback and assessment, ethics, and inter-professional education. The authors encourage teaching and learning practices based on research findings, expertise and innovation, and the development of individual teaching methods and styles from a theoretical base that provides relevant principles, direction and support. With clear links between theory, research and practice, collaboration from a broad range of clinical disciplines, and models for learning and teaching grounded in empirical research, Clinical Education in the Health Professions will become a standard reference for all health professionals and educators. examines patterns of practice in clinical education in the health professions, using a qualitative research focus identifies the roles of university and clinical educators, students, peers and patients in clinical education highlights implicit tensions in clinical education practice and presents strategies to identify and address such tensions challenges the reader to consider new approaches to clinical education that may optimise students' learning and enculturation into the health professions Despite claims that clinical education lies at the heart of health care education, little empirical research has explored what constitutes effectiveness in clinical teaching and learning. This book draws on the research, ideas and expertise of researchers who have observed and researched different aspects of clinical education. Their research has spanned clinical education topics including professional identity and socialisation, assessment and feedback, pedagogical methods, clinical reasoning, dealing with ambiguity, dealing with diversity and interprofessional education. This book has been designed to synthesise empirical clinical education research and ideas about the context, value, processes and outcomes of clinical education. Each chapter presents a research based facet of clinical education as a platform from which knowledge and future research in clinical education can occur. The authors entice the reader to reconceptualise facets of their own teaching and learning practices based on research findings, expertise and innovation.

Review Manual for the Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator Exam

Author: Ruth A. Wittmann-Price, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE, ANEF,Linda Wilson, PhD, RN, CPAN, CAPA, BC, CNE, CHSE, CHSE-A, ANEF, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826120121

Category: Medical

Page: 442

View: 5970

The authors of this review manual have captured all of the elements of simulation from establishing the objectives of simulated learning experiences, to constructing scenarios, to debriefing students and the simulation team, to assessing and evaluating the learning that has accrued. They have also described the range of simulation options and the contexts for their most effective use. ;Gloria F. Donnelly, PhD, RN, FAAN, FCPP, Dean and Professor College of Nursing and Health Professions, Drexel University Health professionals embarking on a career teaching simulation are embracing a world of innovation in which both teacher and student can develop their healthcare skills more rapidly and promote better patient outcomes. This is the first practice manual to assist healthcare simulation educators in the United States and internationally in preparing for certification in this rapidly emerging field. The authors, noted experts in simulation and education, have carefully analyzed the CHSE blueprint to ascertain what material is most likely to be covered. They present this information in a user-friendly, pithy outline format. This review manual provides numerous features that help students to critically analyze test content, including end-of-chapter review questions, test-taking strategies, and a comprehensive practice test with answers and rationales. It features current evidence-based teaching practices and incorporates case studies to connect simulation situations to simulation education with healthcare students and includes information about advanced certification and recertification. KEY FEATURES: Comprises the first review book for the CHSE exam Follows the CHSE test blueprint Fosters optimal learning and retention through use of a pithy outline format Provides Teaching Tips feature for best simulation practice Includes Evidence-Based Simulation Practice boxes that focus on current research Incorporates case studies, 230+ test questions, end-of-chapter practice questions, and test-taking strategies The Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator and CHSE marks are trademarks of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. This manual is an independent publication and is not endorsed, sponsored, or otherwise approved by the Society.

Simulated Patient Methodology

Theory, Evidence and Practice

Author: Debra Nestel,Margaret Bearman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118760956

Category: Medical

Page: 168

View: 5259

Simulated Patient Methodology is a timely book, aimed athealth professional educators and Simulated Patient (SP)practitioners. It connects theory and evidence with practice toensure maximum benefit for those involved in SP programmes, inorder to inform practice and promote innovation. The book providesa unique, contemporary, global overview of SP practice, for allhealth sciences educators. Simulated Patient Methodology: • Provides a cross-disciplinary overview of thefield • Considers practical issues such as recruiting andtraining simulated patients, and the financial planning of SPprogrammes • Features case studies, illustrating theory inpractice, drawn from across health professions and countries, toensure relevance to localised contexts Written by world leaders in the field, this invaluable resourcesummarises the theoretical and practical basis of all human-basedsimulation methodologies.

Essential Skills for a Medical Teacher E-Book

An Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Medicine

Author: Ronald M Harden,Jennifer M Laidlaw

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702051209

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 8145

Essential Skills for a Medical Teacher is a new book that will serve as a perfect introduction for new teachers to the exciting opportunities facing them, whether they are working in undergraduate, postgraduate or continuing education. It will also be of considerable use to more experienced teachers to review and assess their own practice and gain a new perspective on how best to facilitate their students' or trainees' learning. The contents are based on the authors’ extensive experience of what works in medical education, whether in teaching and curriculum planning or in the organisation of faculty development courses in medical education at basic and advanced levels. About the authors Ronald M Harden is General Secretary for the Association of Medical Education in Europe, Editor of Medical Teacher, former Professor of Medical Education, Director of the Centre for Medical Education and Teaching Dean at the University of Dundee, UK and Professor of Medical Education at Al-Imam University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He is internationally recognised for his commitment to developing new approaches to medical education, curriculum planning and to teaching and learning. His contributions to excellence in medical education have attracted numerous awards. Jennifer M Laidlaw is Former Assistant Director of the Education Development Unit of the Scottish Council for Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education and the University of Dundee, UK. She has planned, organised and lead courses on medical education both in Dundee and overseas. She has acted as a medical education consultant for the World Health Organisation, the British Council, medical schools and colleges. The text provides hints drawn from practical experience to help teachers create powerful learning opportunities for their students, providing readable guidelines and introducing new techniques that potentially could be adopted for use in any teaching programme. Throughout the book introduces some key basic principles that underpin the practical advice that is given and which will help to inform teaching practice. This book will assist readers to reflect on and analyse with colleagues the different ways that their work as a teacher or trainer can be approached and how their student or trainee's learning can be made more effective.

An Introduction to Postgraduate Supervision

Author: Laetus O. K. Lategan

Publisher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA

ISBN: 1920109498

Category: Education

Page: 139

View: 7298

This book provides a basic introduction to the supervision of postgraduate studies. At the centre of each discussion are examples of best practices and guidelines on how to deal with all aspects associated with postgraduate supervision. Both the postgraduate student and the novice supervisor are targeted in this book, although seasoned supervisors could also benefit from the reflections. In the development of a supervision culture a comprehensive research guide is needed.

International Handbook of Research in Medical Education

Author: Geoffrey R. Norman,Cees P.M. van der Vleuten,D.I. Newble

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401004625

Category: Education

Page: 1106

View: 909

GEOFF NORMAN McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada CEES VAN DER VLEUTEN University of Maastricht, Netherlands DA VID NEWBLE University of Sheffield, England The International Handbook of Research in Medical Education is a review of current research findings and contemporary issues in health sciences education. The orientation is toward research evidence as a basis for informing policy and practice in education. Although most of the research findings have accrued from the study of medical education, the handbook will be useful to teachers and researchers in all health professions and others concerned with professional education. The handbook comprises 33 chapters organized into six sections: Research Traditions, Learning, The Educational Continuum, Instructional Strategies, Assessment, and Implementing the Curriculum. The research orientation of the handbook will make the book an invaluable resource to researchers and scholars, and should help practitioners to identify research to place their educational decisions on a sound empirical footing. THE FIELD OF RESEARCH IN MEDICAL EDUCAnON The discipline of medical education began in North America more than thirty years ago with the founding of the first office in medical education at Buffalo, New York, by George Miller in the early 1960s. Soon after, large offices were established in medical schools in Chicago (University of Illinois), Los Angeles (University of Southern California) and Lansing (Michigan State University). All these first generation offices mounted master's level programs in medical education, and many of their graduates went on to found offices at other schools.

The Health Care Safety Net in a Post-Reform World

Author: Sara Rosenbaum,Mark A. Hall

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813553172

Category: Medical

Page: 296

View: 6867

The Health Care Safety Net in a Post-Reform World examines how national health care reform will impact safety net programs that serve low-income and uninsured patients. The “safety net” refers to the collection of hospitals, clinics, and doctors who treat disadvantaged people, including those without insurance, regardless of their ability to pay. Despite comprehensive national health care reform, over twenty million people will remain uninsured. And many of those who obtain insurance from reform will continue to face shortages of providers in their communities willing or able to serve them. As the demand for care grows with expanded insurance, so will the pressure on an overstretched safety net. This book, with contributions from leading health care scholars, is the first comprehensive assessment of the safety net in over a decade. Rather than view health insurance and the health care safety net as alternatives to each other, it examines their potential to be complementary aspects of a broader effort to achieve equity and quality in health care access. It also considers whether the safety net can be improved and strengthened to a level that can provide truly universal access, both through expanded insurance and the creation of a well-integrated and reasonably supported network of direct health care access for the uninsured. Seeing safety net institutions as key components of post-health care reform in the United States—as opposed to stop-gap measures or as part of the problem—is a bold idea. And as presented in this volume, it is an idea whose time has come.

Evaluation in Decision Making

The case of school administration

Author: Naftaly S. Glasman,David Nevo

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400926693

Category: Education

Page: 204

View: 3399

This book is about the practice of decision making by school principals and about ways to improve this practice by capitalizing on evaluation dimensions. Much has been written on decision making but surprisingly little on decision making in the school principalship. Much has been also written on evaluation as well as on evaluation and decision making, but not much has been written on evaluation in decision making, especially decision making in the principalship. This book presents two messages. One is that decision making in the principalship can be studied and improved and not only talked about in abstract terms. The other message is that evaluation can contribute to the understanding of decision making in the principalship and to the improvement of its practice. In this book we call for the conception of an evaluation-minded principal, a principal who has a wide perspective on the nature of evaluation and its potential benefits, a principal who is also inclined to use evaluation perceptions and techniques as part of his/her decision-making process. This book was conceived in 1985 with the idea to combine thoughts about educational administration with thoughts about educational evaluation. Studies of decision making in the principalship had already been on their way. We decided to await the findings, and in the meantime we wrote a first conceptual version of evaluation in decision making. As the studies were completed we wrote a first empirical version of same.

Assessing Competence in Medicine and Other Health Professions

Author: Claudio Violato

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0429761821

Category: Medical

Page: 420

View: 2194

This comprehensive, yet accessible, text demystifies the challenging area of competence assessement in medicine and the health sciences, providing a clear framework and the tools for anyone working or studying in this area. Written by a single, highly experienced, author, the content benefits from uniformity of style and is supported and enhanced by a range of pedagogic features including cases, questions and summaries. Essential reading for all students and practitioners of medical education, it will also be an invaluable guide for allied health professionals and psychologists with a general interest in assessment, evaluation and measurement and a useful library reference.

Realising Exemplary Practice-Based Education

Author: Joy Higgs,Dale Sheehan,Julie Baldry Currens,Will Letts,Gail M. Jensen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9462091889

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 744

For educators, scholars, practitioners and researchers this book offers an opportunity to explore and engage with practice-based education theories and concepts in real life teaching spaces. It is a place to see theory embodied and situated within PBE practices. It is also an opportunity to see how educators and scholars from other disciplines are applying theory to understand teaching and learning in their particular area. This volume provides an opportunity for readers to deepen their understanding of practice-based education and broaden and critically appraise their strategies for engaging with practice-based education theory. And, it provides a means of extending theory and realising new practice-based education theory through the lens of exemplary practice. There are three sections in the book: • Section 1: Practice-based education for life and work • Section 2: Practice-based education in action • Section 3: Practice-based education realisations

Mentoring, Learning and Assessment in Clinical Practice,A Guide for Nurses, Midwives and Other Health Professionals,3

Mentoring, Learning and Assessment in Clinical Practice

Author: Ci Ci Stuart

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702041955

Category: Medical

Page: 217

View: 8680

This is a 'how to do it', practice-centred book, providing workable educational strategies to assist busy practitioners supervise and support the learning and assessment of learners during clinical placements, to achieve valid and reliable assessments. All strategies are underpinned by a solid theoretical and evidence base. The complexity and challenges of mentoring, learning and assessing in the clinical setting are specifically addressed. particular focus on the management of the non-achieving and failing student, with reference to extensive, recent work on mentoring, learning and assessment of clinical practice critical exploration of professional accountability and associated legal ramifications surrounding learning and assessment of clinical practice detailed consideration of how to use a model for learning from experience as a framework to facilitate experience-based learning extensive reference to the legislation, standards and guidelines on pre-registration health care education published by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) additional material on the monitoring and assessment of professional conduct and behaviours. direct reference to the mentoring and assessment of health care students in professions regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) reference to the Disability Act of 2010, and more detailed discussion on how to meet the needs of students with special needs, in particular students with dyslexia new appendix providing a comprehensive list of professional behaviours for assessment.

Reflective Teaching and Learning in the Health Professions

Action Research in Professional Education

Author: David Kember

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470680288

Category: Medical

Page: 208

View: 3306

This book deals with the nature of professional education and the need to produce professionals who are capable of reflection upon practice. It derives comprehensive guidelines for developing curricula and teaching methods that encourage reflective thinking. It is heavily research-based and the multiprofessional approach is unique to this subject matter. It will appeal to educators in all health science disciplines. The book includes an introduction to the concepts of reflection and reflective thinking and describes action research methodology used to carry out this study. Findings are presented in the form of case studies and the conclusions drawn are considered in the context of practical implementation.

Alternative Approaches to the Assessment of Achievement

Author: David L. McArthur

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 940093257X

Category: Education

Page: 268

View: 3338

Ingrained for many years in the science of educational assessment were a large number of "truths" about how to make sense out of testing results, artful wisdoms that appear to have held away largely by force of habit alone. Practitioners and researchers only occasionally agreed about how tests should be designed, and were even further apart when they came to interpreting test responses by any means other than categorically "right" or "wrong." Even the best innovations were painfully slow to be incorporated into practice. The traditional approach to testing was developed to accomplish only two tasks: to provide ranking of students, or to select relatively small proportions of students for special treatment. In these tasks it was fairly effective, but it is increasingly seen as inadequate for the broader spectrum of issues that educational measurement is now called upon to address. Today the range of questions being asked of educational test data is itself growing by leaps and bounds. Fortunately, to meet this challenge we have available a wide panoply of resource tools for assessment which deserve serious attention. Many of them have exceptionally sOphisticated mathematical foundations, and succeed well where older and less versatile techniques fail dismally. Yet no single new tool can conceivably cover the entire arena.

Assessing Health Professional Education

Workshop Summary

Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Global Health,Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309302560

Category: Medical

Page: 178

View: 6699

Assessing Health Professional Education is the summary of a workshop hosted by the Institute of Medicine's Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education to explore assessment of health professional education. At the event, Forum members shared personal experiences and learned from patients, students, educators, and practicing health care and prevention professionals about the role each could play in assessing the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of all learners and educators across the education to practice continuum. The workshop focused on assessing both individuals as well as team performance. This report discusses assessment challenges and opportunities for interprofessional education, team-based care, and other forms of health professional collaborations that emphasize the health and social needs of communities.

Health Professions Education

A Bridge to Quality

Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Care Services,Committee on the Health Professions Education Summit

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309133197

Category: Medical

Page: 191

View: 9861

The Institute of Medicine study Crossing the Quality Chasm (2001) recommended that an interdisciplinary summit be held to further reform of health professions education in order to enhance quality and patient safety. Health Professions Education: A Bridge to Quality is the follow up to that summit, held in June 2002, where 150 participants across disciplines and occupations developed ideas about how to integrate a core set of competencies into health professions education. These core competencies include patient-centered care, interdisciplinary teams, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics. This book recommends a mix of approaches to health education improvement, including those related to oversight processes, the training environment, research, public reporting, and leadership. Educators, administrators, and health professionals can use this book to help achieve an approach to education that better prepares clinicians to meet both the needs of patients and the requirements of a changing health care system.

Decision-Oriented Educational Research

Author: William Cooley,William Bickel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400942273

Category: Education

Page: 298

View: 868

Decision-Oriented Educational Research considers a form of educational research that is designed to be directly relevant to the current information requirements of those who are shaping educational policy or managing edu cational systems. It was written for those who plan to conduct such research, as well as for policy makers and educational administrators who might have such research conducted for them. The book is divided into three main parts. Part I is background. Chapter 1 describes some of the basic themes that are woven throughout subsequent chapters on decision-oriented research. These themes include the impor tance of taking a systems view of educational research; of understanding the nature of decision and policy processes and how these influence system re search; of integrating research activities into the larger system's processes; of the role of management in the research process; of researchers and managers sharing a sense of educational purposes; and of emphasizing system improvement as a basic goal of research process. Chapter 2 is a discussion of the background of the research activities that form the bases of this book. Our collaboration with the Pittsburgh public school system is described, as are the methods and structure we used to build the case histories of our work with the district. Part II, encompassing chapters 3 through 9, addresses basic generaliza tions about decision-oriented educational research that we have derived from our experiences.