Starting date: Mar 09, 2020 Ending date: Jun 12, 2020 Location: Dundee, GB
Summary: The AMEE Essential Skills in Medical Education Assessment (ESMEA) course is aimed at people involved with teaching in the health professions who have limited experience in assessment and who wish to gain an insight into practical applications. Description: It is also relevant to others who already have an interest in assessment and wish to gain a foundation in the theoretical underpinnings.

After completing the course, participants will have acquired a vocabulary and framework for understanding essential concepts in assessment, and familiarity with the principles for their practical implementation.

The award of the AMEE-ESMEA Certificate in Medical Education provides evidence of the participant’s interest in education and skills related to medical education assessment.

The highly successful face-to-face ESMEA course has been offered since 2007 at major international medical education conferences. This online course has been offered since January 2017.

All that is needed to participate is access to a broadband internet connection.


The course is delivered over 12 weeks and has six modules.

Interactive webinars: led by experts in the field of health professions education. Each presenter will provide an overview, theoretical foundations, practical applications and latest thinking on the most important aspects of assessment.

Online discussions: offer the opportunity to take part in building on the ideas and principles gained in the webinars, and applying them in your own context.

Key resource materials: access to relevant AMEE guides and an e-copy of "Essential Skills for a Medical Teacher" by Harden & Laidlaw (2017).

An AMEE-ESME Certificate in Medical Education Assessment is awarded on the basis of satisfactory participation in the six modules, and completion of an end of course assignment.

Registration & Fees

Fees include access to the interactive presentations, participation in an online discussion forum facilitated by a tutor, course resource materials including an e-copy of "Essential Skills for a Medical Teacher" (Harden & Laidlaw, 2017), assessment of course work and, if the work is completed satisfactorily, the award of AMEE-ESME Certificate in Medical Education (Assessment).

Standard Fee £545

Fee for AMEE members £475

Participants from countries less well resourced £285
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