Date and Time (UK):
May 22, 2019 - 15:00
Dr Jeni Harden & Dr Kathleen Kendall
Attention has turned in recent years to the broader inclusion of social and behavioural sciences (SBS) in medical curricula. However, there is as yet only limited evidence about how best to assess these subjects. This is very pertinent given that SBS questions have recently been included in the MCAT exam in the USA (in MCQ format) and are likely also to be included in the new UK Medical Licensing Assessment. In this webinar will consider why SBS assessment in medical education is like fitting a square peg into a round hole and whether it is the peg or the hole that needs to change shape. We will discuss key issues including: what is being assessed (knowledge, skills, competencies); what methods we use to assess; and whether, and on what basis, assessment tools are considered to be ‘fit for purpose’.
This webinar will be of interest to anyone with an interest in teaching and assessing the social and behavioural sciences in medicine.
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