Systems Approach to Assessment in Health Science Education
Posted by on December 8, 2008
Harvard Macy Institute: A Systems Approach to Assessment in Health Science Education
March 7-13, 2009
The Institute works to inspire and promote real organizational change by training individuals, groups, and organizations across the continuum of health science education. The Institute delivers continuing health care education programs designed to instruct faculty educators in the health professions in methods for translating their knowledge and capabilities into organization-wide improvements. Through these programs, the Institute offers a lifelong membership in a global community of leaders, scientists, and educators transforming health care education at the local level.
Jacksonville – A Systems Approach to Assessment in Health Science Education
Application Deadline: 12/18/2008
Current Dates: 3/7/2009 – 3/13/2009
Upcoming Dates: 3/6/2010 – 3/12/2010
Academic institutions engaged in the training of health care professionals are increasingly held accountable for the quality of their graduates and educational programs. Though considerable resources are being devoted to collecting assessment data on student learning, faculty teaching effort, and program quality, assessment systems which link the various evaluation elements and provide a ‘big picture” are often lacking.
The program’s formal curriculum will address multiple aspects of academic assessment: student/resident learning and acquisition of competencies, faculty teaching and educational effort, program efficacy, and institutional alignment of resources and supports furthering its educational mission. Assessment theory and methodology, best practices in evaluation and accreditation, and applications of a logic outcomes model for assessment will be introduced in topic presentations, large group case discussions, small group literature analyses, and project groups. Informal consultations with participating leaders in the field of assessment will also be available. The program will prepare participants to develop and lead effective and comprehensive assessment efforts at their home institutions at multiple organizational levels.
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