Assessment, Evaluation, and Other Aspects of Allied Health Education
Assessment, Evaluation, and Other Aspects of Allied Health Education

Module 1: Assessment and Evaluation

This module will help you understand the important role that assessment and evaluation play in education. You will be introduced to the concept of formative versus summative assessment, how to create an assessment, and methodologies for evaluating a program or course.


Explore the following topics related to assessment and evaluation:

  • The essentials and key differences of formative and summative assessments
  • Objective and subjective assessment items
  • Types of test items
  • Authentic assessments
  • Applying Bloom’s Taxonomy to assessments
  • Constructing a test
  • Validity and reliability
  • The educator’s role in course evaluation
  • Focuses of evaluation
  • The Kirkpatrick model
  • Sources of evaluative feedback
  • Evaluation techniques
  • Planning and implementing course evaluations


Learning Objectives:

  • Compare and contrast formative summative assessments with regard to the following:
    • Timing and purpose
    • Characteristics
    • Benefits to learners
    • Benefits to instructors
  • Identify the main types of objective and subjective assessment items
  • Describe each type of assessment item in terms of the following:
    • How and when it should be used
    • Its strengths and limitations
  • Explain what is meant by “authentic assessment”
  • Describe the principles of constructing a test
  • Explain the purposes that course evaluations may serve
  • Describe the Kirkpatrick Model for course evaluation
  • Identify the sources from which evaluative feedback may be sought
  • Describe methods for obtaining evaluative feedback
  • Identify the steps in planning and implementing course evaluation


Module 2: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

This module will help you understand the range of diverse students you will see in today’s classroom, the importance of equity, and how to create an inclusive classroom environment.


Explore the following topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion:

  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Racial and ethnic diversity
  • Nontraditional students
  • Legal protections
  • Physical ability/disability
  • Creating accessibility
  • Gender identity and sexual orientation
  • Creating a welcoming environment for LGBTQ students


Learning Objectives:

  • Define diversity, equity, and inclusion as they relate to education
  • Describe trends in race and ethnicity in the college/university classroom
  • Explain the concept of “nontraditional students” and describe the challenges they may face in the college/university classroom
  • Describe the federal legal protections available to students
  • Explain key concepts and terminology pertaining to students with disabilities
  • Identify ways to increase the accessibility of the classroom environment and instructional materials
  • Explain key concepts and terminology related to gender identity and sexual orientation
  • Describe strategies for creating a welcoming environment for LGBTQ students


Module 3: Communication Skills for Educators

This module will help you develop your skills as an educator in three important areas: managing a classroom, communicating effectively with students, and delivering feedback.


Explore the following topics related to communication skills for educators:

  • Building authority in the authority
  • Establishing ground walls
  • Managing class discussions
  • Setting boundaries
  • Developing skills for effective communication
  • Creating instructional immediacy
  • Keeping students engaged
  • Delivering feedback


Learning Objectives:

  • Explain how instructors can build authority in the classroom
  • Describe the importance of establishing ground rules for the classroom
  • Identify strategies for managing classroom discussions
  • Explain why and how instructors can set boundaries with students
  • Describe nonverbal aspects of effective communication
  • Explain the concept of instructional immediacy and describe strategies for creating immediacy in the classroom
  • Describe strategies for keeping students engaged
  • Recognize the importance of feedback in the teaching-learning process
  • Identify essential features of effective feedback
  • Distinguish among the Sandwich, Ask-Tell-Ask, Pendleton, and One-Minute Preceptor models for delivering feedback
  • Explain strategies for overcoming barriers to delivering effective feedback


What’s included: eLearning course with milestone practice test and a downloadable companion eHandbook.


Continuing education credits: 9 CEUs G


Members price: $225

Nonmembers price: $340


One retake on the exam is allowed.

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Want to earn the Assessment-Based Certificate Program in Allied Health Education (ABC-AHE)? Learners who’ve passed all three individual courses of the ABC-AHE can request the final exam for the entire ABC-AHE by emailing at no additional cost. Requests will be processed in approximately three to five business days. If the learner passes the final exam, they will have earned the Assessment-Based Certificate Program in Allied Health Education.

Availability: On-Demand
Cost: Member: $225.00
Nonmember: $340.00
CEU Offered:
9 General CEUs
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