FDP on Methodology of Assessment for Postgraduates


Aligarh : Resource persons from across the country and abroad provided faculty members with the knowledge of assessment methods and tools for evaluating the competence of postgraduate students in the Faculty Development Program (FDP) on ‘Methodology of Assessment for Postgraduates’ of the Department of Surgery, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Aligarh Muslim University.

Speaking on ‘Essentials of teaching-learning in Medical Education’, Dr Subhasis Misra (Florida, USA) explained what all works in medical education including teaching and curriculum planning and the organisation of basic and advanced faculty development courses.

He discussed different assessment tools and various competency based assessment aids.

Dr Subhasis Misra stressed that effective feedback is paramount in helping learners improve, while giving a rundown on various assessment methods with proven reliability, validity and feasibility.

Speaking on ‘Communication in Patient Care’, Prof Somprakas Basu (Chairman, Department of Surgery, AIIMS Rishikesh) emphasised that the health care providers must convey treatment plans and health education clearly, accessibly, and empathetically so that patients can receive optimal care.

Prof Farhanul Huda (Department of Surgery, AIIMS Rishikesh) delivered a talk on ‘Essentials of Assessment and Setting of Standards in Medical Education’—in which he delineated OSCE, OSLER, miniCEX methods.

Mr Hemanth (In-charge, Simulation Lab, AIIMS Rishikesh) discussed the requirements of the simulation labs and gave a virtual tour to the simulation lab at AIIMS Rishikesh.

Prof Shahid A Siddiqui (Principal, JNMC) said that assessment is central to teaching and curriculum and it is imperative to embrace new assessment methods for quality learning.

Prof Afzal Anees (Chairman, Department of Surgery, JNMC) explained how teachers can create powerful learning opportunities for students and provide them with readable guidelines and new techniques.

He also spoke on the importance of imparting non-technical skills to the surgeons.

Prof Seema Hakim, (Co-ordinator, Medical Education Unit) emphasized that assessment fosters future learning and it reinforces students to learn and inspires them to set higher standards for themselves.

She also moderated the OSCE simulation session.

Dr Shahbaz Habib Faridi extended the vote of thanks.

A total of 75 delegates participated in the programme.


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