Education and Assessment team share OSFA analysis at the Birmingham Conference

Last updated: 5th September 2019

The School’s Education and Assessment team delivered three papers on the OSFA to academics and health education practitioners at the Birmingham Conference on 19 May.

Head of Education and Assessment, Professor Suzanne Chamberlain, Deputy Head of Education and Assessment, Sandie Gay and Research and Data Associate, Alex Kirby, presented their work on the design of the OSFA, the outcomes across specialisms, and data modelling to explore the impact on OSFA outcomes using three different standard setting methods (Angoff, Borderline regression and Cohen).

Suzanne said: “I was concerned that three back-to-back papers on OSFA analysis may have been tough-going for the audience, but our papers were very well received. The modelling that Alex has done is a great example of our evidence-based approach to assessment design and evaluation.”

The Birmingham Conference is an annual meeting focused on research into the education of health professionals. One of the biggest events of its kind in the UK, it is hosted jointly by Health Education England (West Midlands), The Medical School and the Centre for Research in Medical and Dental Education, University of Birmingham.