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About Course

The ESMEA Course accredited by AMEE introduces the fundamental principles of assessment.  It is aimed at people new to assessment who wish to gain a thorough foundation in the subject.



Through a range of interactive lectures, presentations and small group work, the following topics will be covered: (1) principles of assessment; (2) blueprinting; (3) item writing; (4) writing and piloting OSCE stations; (5) standard setting. A member of faculty will be allocated to several tutees to define learning needs and help them plan an individually tailored schedule for the main conference programme in order to address each individual’s interests. On each conference day, the faculty member will meet with his/her group of tutees over lunch. Content of these meetings will include review of sessions attended and their contribution to the attainment of the objectives of the tutees. There will also be an introduction to more advanced aspects of assessment and an action plan will be developed for each participant to take back to his/her home institution.

Participants have the option of completing a post-course report leading to the award of the ESME Assessment Certificate in Medical Education.

Who Should Attend

This course is aimed at people new to assessment who wish to gain a thorough foundation in assessment. After completing the course, participants will have acquired a vocabulary and a framework for understanding essential concepts in assessment and familiarity with the principles for their practical implementation.


Faculty members with wide experience in aspects of assessment from a range of countries are led by Kathy Boursicot from Health Professional Assessment Consultancy.


Future dates to be confirmed.


We look forward to welcoming you to a course and will work with you to ensure you enjoy the experience and get maximum benefit from participating.

If you require any additional information, please contact us at [email protected] and we would be pleased to assist you.

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