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Critical Appraisal of Assessment

Maastricht University / Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences
Course Content
Assessment in the health professions is at a crossroads: ongoing and dramatic changes in health-care and education systems call for new ways of thinking about assessment practices. The focus in this online course will be on (new) messages from assessment research and how to translate insights to assessment (design), including programmatic assessment. We will push you to the limits of where we are in the field of assessment of professional competences at MSc+ level
Learning objectives, training objectives
Health Professions Education is a flourishing field in which a growing number of educators are holding a relevant master’s degree. Yet, the need for research-oriented and flexible courses at the post-master and PhD level is now rapidly increasing.
Target Audience
For learners interested in assessment research and the latest developments in the assessment domain with a MSc+ degree in health professions education or a PhD?
Typical postgraduate careers and job opportunities
These are exciting times to be involved in assessment research. In this course, we are going to take participants to the cutting edge of where research on assessment currently is.
Master degree in health professions education or in a relevant health domain.
Local Organizer
School of Health Professions Education, Maastricht University, the Netherlands
You will learn how to locate and retrieve essential literature and collaborate with your peers in assessing the quality of research approaches and journal articles. Get insights in modern assessment research practices and recent developments.

Enquiries and Registration:

website: Email:
Ms. Danielle Vogt
Development Cooperation - Advanced Training, Evidence-Based Health Care, Evidence-Based Medicine, Health Professions Education, Medical Education 
Type of degree
Master, PHD, Diploma, Certificate of attendance, Certificate of completion
Education form
Distance Learning, E-Learning
3 Months
Credit Points
3 ECTS - Points
EUR 1.500,00
(The working language is English. Given the format of some of the modules, active mastery of this language is required. The course will be closely related to your own research project in health professions or medical education)
Organizer contact info
Universiteitssingel 60
6229 ER Maastricht
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