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Assessment and Evaluation in Practice

Address the principles, tools and purposes of assessment in nurse education.

Assessment and Evaluation in Practice
  • Duration2 weeks
  • Weekly study10 hours

Develop your knowledge of assessment principles in nurse education

Assessment stirs debate, but everyone agrees that how we assess competence in nursing is pivotal to maintaining standards and safeguarding the public. We examine the accountability of assessors to ensure fairness and the application of principles to enhance validity and reliability of judgements.

What topics will you cover?

  • Principles of assessment
  • Assessment tools – theory and practice
  • Ensuring valid and reliable assessment
  • Action planning for students in difficulty
  • Accountability – local
  • Purposes of assessment: safeguarding patients and maintaining standards

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Evaluate the application of principles of assessment to a range of settings for nurse education

Who is the course for?

This course is for MSc Nursing students.

Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

A senior nurse specialising in the care of patients with renal and urological disorders. 20 years experience in education, including in South Africa. MSc Nursing Course Director online and on campus.

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

  • Established1992
  • LocationCoventry