The course is LSTM’s biggest course for student numbers and income, and the exam plays an integral role in assessing students in order to be prepared to carry out their careers worldwide.
Previously the exam required students to use a microscope to identify up to 50 slides featuring different organisms, species and parasites. Feedback from students, staff, and the education strategy required a change to online assessment.
Participants will be able to see how the changes addressed a number of issues medical based institutes have faced such as accessibility for students in the lab and monitoring individual student progress.
Moving the exam online also provided new opportunities for the education faculty to improve it’s summative examination through the analytic features of the Quiz tool. This includes being able to evaluate the questions and being able to build a bank of reusable MCQs.
Participants will be interested in the findings of why the exam was moved online through staff and student feedback, what issues were faced in changing a practical examination online, the impact it had for the teaching staff, and look to at how this change influenced other teaching programmes at LSTM.
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