MSc Certificate Courses

  • Date 
    December 9, 2019
    Application Deadline 
    November 15, 2019
Course fee
  • € 1.750
  • (6 ECTS)
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Online Certificate Course Assessment and Evaluation

About this online Certificate Course

Course Coordinator Suzanne Schut MSc:

“Educational quality has become an important issue for higher education managers, teachers and students and the general public is becoming increasingly interested in efficiency and effectiveness of education. As a consequence, most educational institutes have been compelled to develop instruments, processes and procedures to ensure the desired ‘educational quality’ is delivered.
The main goal is to monitor educational quality and gather information with respect to elements of the course in order to improve the course. However, one has to keep in mind that course evaluation is, or should be, part of an internal quality assurance system.
The purpose of the assessment determines what methods should be chosen. Assessment drives learning and therefore should be closely matched or aligned to the instruction.
High quality assessment is of utmost importance and main quality criteria of assessment are: Reliability, validity, educational impact, acceptance, and costs. Next to that a number of ‘modern’ assessment methods are arising”.

The study load of this course is 6 ECTS, which is equivalent to 168 study hours. The course is scheduled for completion in 8 weeks with a maximum of 16 weeks.

Assessment and evaluation in medical education, SHE Maastricht University

The Certificate Course Assessment and Evaluation includes the following themes:
  • Quality in education: course evaluation
  • Assessment methods
  • Reliability, validity, educational impact
  • Strenghts and weaknesses of assessments methods

Two related topics are central in this course: The first concerns quality assurance within educational organizations. In this, (program) evaluation is placed in a larger framework of concepts of quality and quality assurance on the basis of literature.

The second topic is about student assessment, in which we focus on modern assessment methods and how they can be used in (integrated) curricula.

The course consists of several online interactive sessions, online workshops and an oral exam as assessment method. At the end of this course, you are well equipped with knowledge and understanding about the concepts of quality and quality assurance within educational organizations and the role of assessment in education and quality assurance.

Assessment course, SHE Maastricht

More information and contact

If you have more questions about this course please send an email to: and we will keep you informed.

Note: By successfully completing this certificate course, the participant can receive a replacement for the corresponding section in the first year of the MHPE programme with a validation of two years.



Principal Staff involved

  • Suzanne Schut MSc