Assessment

Assessment

Assessment in a clinical settingThe 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