Assessment and Appraisal in Healthcare Education


Do you need to sharpen your skills in assessment and appraisal in healthcare education? This specialist module is designed to give you the latest skills to give reliable assessments in the workplace.

With the experts at Staffordshire University, you will explore all aspects of learner feedback, both informal (formative) and formal (summative), and explores the challenges to both teacher and learner when undertaking assessment in the workplace, including models of providing feedback as well as addressing how to manage learners of all skill levels.

This module encompasses the validity and reliability of assessment will be explored, the role of appraisal as a formative process to guide continuing professional development in all professional groups, and the link to revalidation or re-certification for some, will be considered; models and timing of evaluation will be discussed.

Delivery method

The primary learning strategy utilised within this module is independent learning. The foundation and direction for your learning will be through the virtual learning environment, Blackboard, where you will be directed to the main theoretical concepts that you need to study although you will be expected to progress your knowledge through independent reading and reflection on how the theory can be applied in your own teaching and learning practice.

A variety of teaching methods will be utilised to include lead lectures, delivered through podcasts, and self directed PowerPoint presentations as well as more interactive activities such as identification of your learning style, formative quizzes, article critique, and online discussion forums. The practical experience of teaching in the healthcare setting that you bring will be the basis for reflection and discussion in the online discussion forums; you will be encouraged to reflect on your teaching strategies and student feedback.

Academic credits
Delivery method
Distance learning

Entry requirements

A professional health or social care qualification / IELTS score 7 / Active involvement in workplace teaching/assessment is preferred.



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