Are you ethical? Sharing practices in assessing medical ethics workshop

A/Prof. David Hunter, Drew Carter 

Organised by the Teaching Ethics stream.

This workshop aims to share, discuss and develop good practices in assessing medical ethics, both by reflecting on the nature of medical ethics and assessment, sharing practices used elsewhere and finally by a hands on development workshop where groups design and share their own assessment tool.

Introduction: Some conceptual and practical challenges in assessing ethics

David Hunter (10 minute presentation with 10 minutes for discussion)

Can ethics really be assessed? Does someone demonstrating the ability to understand ethical reasoning show that they will behave ethically? In this brief talk I will discuss how taking a holistic approach to assessment that reaches beyond the demonstration of an academic understanding of ethical practices can help address these issues.

Sharing Good Practices:

(20 minutes for combined presentation, 15 minutes for discussion)

Representatives from Adelaide, Deakin & Flinders will give brief talks describing some of their assessment practices.

Design your own assessment item Workshop

(20 minutes for development, 15 minutes for sharing)

Small groups will be invited to develop and share a mini-assessment item – either an short answer question or a multi-choice question.

About the Association

The Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law (AABHL) was formed in 2009.

It encourages open discussion and debate on a range of bioethical issues, providing a place where people can ask difficult questions about ideas and practices associated with health and illness, biomedical research and human values.

The AABHL seeks to foster a distinctive Australasian voice in bioethics, and provide opportunities for international engagement through its membership, journal and conferences.

Members come from all the contributing humanities, social science and science disciplines that make up contemporary bioethics.

Many members have cross-disciplinary interests and all seek to broaden the dialogues in which all members of the wider community ultimately have an interest.

The AABHL is a supportive, creative and challenging community that provides a rich source of continuing academic refreshment and renewal.

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