The aim of the assessment research group is to conduct high quality research which will contribute to the understanding and improvement of student attainment and progression.
Assessment is a key part of student life and we acknowledge that changes are required to improve student engagement whilst making sure that they are safe practitioners. The University is embarking on a new curriculum review which brings the opportunity to research new approaches to teaching built on a competency based dental education. This will influence assessment practices and while research on how to improve self-regulated learning, our assessment will adapt to this as well.
Being a small Institute with a small cohort of students allows us to be at the centre of multiple research opportunities. The main research areas of this group are:
- Improvement of feedback practices
- Assessment of student clinical performance
- Development of program of assessments in dentistry (Programmatic assessments)
- Policy making