Evaluation of a Generic Assessment Scheme for Pharmacy Undergraduate Projects

Authors

  • Philip H. Rowe School of Pharmacy and Chemistry, Liverpool John Moores University, Byrom Street, Liverpool L3 3AF, UK
  • David R. Mottram School of Pharmacy and Chemistry, Liverpool John Moores University, Byrom Street, Liverpool L3 3AF, UK

Keywords:

Assessment, Research projects, Pharmaceutical Society, M. Pharm

Abstract

Every year, the completion of research projects is becoming more critical in the final year of UK M. Pharm programmes. But as this practice becomes more general, it is also becoming increasingly difficult to devise a set of assessment criteria that measure equivalence in student performance through both a disparate range of research disciplines and detached methods of evaluation. This study entertains a reform of these current assessment methods by employing new, generic evaluation criteria through which students undertaking projects in different disciplines may nevertheless achieve equality of marking. After explaining the application of these proposed criteria and measuring their fairness and precision though parametric statistics, it is concluded that such an assessment scheme provides a uniform, accurate and fair system for assessing final-year research projects across a wide spectrum of disciplines.

References

Credit and HE Qualifications (2001) Credit guidelines for HE qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Prepared by CQFW, NICATS, NUCCAT & SEEC

European Communities Council Directive (1985) European Directive 85/432/EEC and resolutions of the EC Advisory Committee on Pharmaceutical Training, Brussels.

Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (2002) Accredita- tion of UK Pharmacy Degree Courses. Website. Available: http://www.rpsgb.org.uk (Accessed 2002, August 12).

Published

23/01/2003

Issue

Section

Research Article