Workshop on Psychometrics Applied to Health Professions Education

Event Date : 23/04/2019
Event Time : 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Materials : -

Venue: ICE Training Centre, Level 2, International Medical University, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Assessment is an integral component of a curriculum. It is the process of making progressive judgments on the achievement of learning outcomes through a systematic collection, review and use of information. Reliability and validity of assessments are essential psychometric properties to be determined to ensure the quality and the credibility. This workshop focuses primarily on determining the reliability of assessments through statistical methods based on Classical Test and Generalisability theories.

Workshop Outcomes

  • demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the concept of reliability
  • determine the reliability of assessments using Classical Test and Generalisability theories
  • interpret findings of reliability analyses performed based on the above theories


8:30-8:50 Registration
8:50-9:00 Introduction
9:00-10:00 Plenary on psychometrics and Classical Test Theory (CTT)
10:00-10:20 Tea Break
10:20-11:50 Hands-on activity: Use CTT to analyse tests and items
11:50-12:50 Presentation
12:50-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:00 Plenary on Generalizability Theory (G Theory)
15:00-16:00 Hands-on activity: Use G Theory to analyse and improve assessment reliability
16:00-16:20 Tea Break
16:20-17:30 Presentation


Professor Cees van der Vleuten
Professor of Education at Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Department of Educational Development and Research in the Faculty of Health,
Medicine and Life Sciences.
Director of the School of Health Professions Education

Target Audience

The workshop is primarily useful for teachers in healthcare professions education who have moderate to high level of involvement in assessments.

Registration Fee

Regular RM1000

Payment details will be provided upon registration.



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