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The Academy of Medical Educators Spring Academic Meeting
The spring academic meeting of The Academy of Medical Educators is taking place in Nottingham on 29th April 2020. Click here for more details.
European Board of Medical Assessors (EBMA) psychometrics training
Date: March 15-16 2020 (2 days) Location: Imperial College, London, United Kingdom Course leaders: Dr. Carlos F. Collares & Prof. dr. Cees van der Vleuten Target group: Beginners and intermediate level on psychometrics
Objective: To help medical teachers and other (healthcare) professionals interested in the field of psychometrics to understand the concepts and apply psychometric techniques in their own settings Psychometric properties such as reliability and validity are essential components in the utility of assessment in medical education. Many medical teachers are interested in knowing more about psychometrics and how to apply psychometric analysis in their institutions. At the same time, it might be difficult for them to find the opportunity of having a course where they can learn not only the theoretical concepts of Psychometrics, but also their strengths and limitations. Furthermore, learning how to do the psychometric analyses might be a challenging task for non-psychometricians. For those reasons, EBMA now offers the new course on “Psychometrics Applied to Medical Education”, destined to non-psychometricians who wish to learn the theory and the practice of psychometrics and how it can be used in the field.
Topics that will be covered during the training: What is psychometrics? (Exploratory factor analysis) Validity (Principal component analysis) Reliability (Confirmatory factor analysis) Classical Test Theory (Structural equation modeling) Generalizability Theory (Measurement invariance) Item Response Theory (Computerized adaptive testing) Many-facet Rasch model (Network psychometrics)
Price: €560, including 2 days training by experts and lunch + coffee/tea/drinks during both days