Assessment of cultural competence and values for health professionals

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    Much of assessment is aimed at understanding whether the candidates have understood what is correct or true. Most of our examinations start from the assumption that this correctness or truth is independent of the context. For most knowledge and for part of the problem solving aspects of medical competence this is a useful starting point but there are many other domains in which there is no single truth or in which the truth changes with the context. How do you assess this then, how do you design assessment
    that focusses on adaptability rather than on stability of concepts. In this presentation I will
    approach this from a cultural and cognitive perspective and try to show how assessment
    that focusses at such adaptability could still be reliable and valid, just in a different sense.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    Event11th International Medical Education Conference
    : Integrating Culture and Values into Health Professions Education
    - International Medical University, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Duration: 20 Apr 201622 Apr 2016 (Conference overview)


    Conference11th International Medical Education Conference
    Abbreviated titleIMEC 2016
    CityKuala Lumpur
    OtherThe annual conference is the perfect opportunity for you to gain valuable insight into cultural values, beliefs and attitudes about Health Professions Education and to share meaningful experience with scholars from South East Asia and overseas
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