Objectives of the assessment course:

  • To understand different purposes of assessment
  • To understand the theoretical frameworks for assessment and the terminology used
  • To understand the assessment methodology most suited for general practice/family medicine
  • To develop skills in using the appropriate assessment tools
  • To practice their skills in assessment and feedback in a secure learning environment
  • To understand the impact of assessment on teaching and learning, and on themselves as teachers
  • To be able to apply their knowledge and skills in their own context as teachers (time, level of students, place, country)


The whole course will be held in English. All teaching materials will be provided in English.

Local organizers:

  • Denise Velho
  • Matilde Padrão Dias
  • Tatiana Consciência

Contents of the course:

It is a course aimed at teachers of family medicine who want more knowledge in the use of assessment methods. It will be of value to those engaged in basic medical education and specialty training, and suitable for university based as well as one-to-one teachers in family practices.

  • Session 1: Introduction and overview of methods in use in family medicine
  • Session 2: Theoretical background to assessment methodologies
  • Session 3: Multiple choice questions including extended matching questions
  • Session 4: Oral examinations
  • Session 5: Workplace based assessment methods
  • Session 6: Consulting/communication skills assessment
  • Session 7: OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examinations)

Participants should arrive on Wednesday, October 9th, as the course will start on Thursday morning at 8:30 sharp.

The course will be 3 full days, beginning on Thursday, 10th of October, at 8h30, and finishing on Saturday, 12th of October, at 17h30.

The Faculty:

  • Denise Velho

    Portugal EURACT Council Member, EURACT Hon. Secretary

    MD, GP/FM specialist, PhD Student at the University of Beira Interior, Portugal

  • Esra Saatci

    Turkey EURACT Council Member, EURACT Hon. Treasurer

    MD, PhD Cukurova University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Familiy Medicine, Adana, Turkey

    President of TAHUD (Turkish Family Physicians’ Association)

    Member of WONCA Europe Communication Advisory Board

  • Nele Michels

    Belgium EURACT Council Member, EURACT President-elect

    MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, General Practitioner

    Chair of the Educational Committee of the Specialty Training Centre in General Practice and co-chair of the Skills Lab at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Antwerp

Social program:

10 October - trip from Algés to Belém by train and from Belém to Estrela on two traditional trams (departing from Belém at 19:00), sponsored by Lisboa Convention Bureau

11 October - closing dinner - Restaurant Caravela D’Ouro at 20:30, sponsored by the Oeiras City Council

Optional social program (at each participant’s expense):

9 October - dinner at restaurant O Faia with live Fado presentations (minimum charge of 50 euros)

12 October - dinner and musical show DocsMedley (minimum charge of 20 euros)