Communication
Assessment
RESearch

Successfull in the professional future. Promote communication, Examine competencies.

Who we are

As non-profit cooperation partner of the Heidelberg University Hospital, we work closely together with many institutions to support them in all steps of the assessment workflow from preparation, over implementation to evaluation. Within the scope of communication, we concentrate on the research of scientific basics regarding the understanding of communication processes and the development of cross-faculty and cross-institution curricula and training measures. Collective cooperation, mutual support and the sharing of resources are our key principles and match our motto “together everyone achieves more“.

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Our mission

Our mission is to support lectures and examiners in their day-to-day work. At a time when demands concerning teaching and assessment are rapidly changing, the needs of educational establishments require understanding. Thus, new challenges have to be  mastered collectively. Thereby, we never lose sight of our goal to offer ideal support, in order that you can use your resources optimally in your professional life.

The goals are

  • Strengthen our leadership as a non-profit academic network for the science-based development of competency-based exams
  • to build a cross-professional and cross-institutional research center to assess the performance and development of communication literacy
  • to facilitate cooperation and long-term exchange between faculties and institutions

Our key activities

In today’s age of rapid change, it is becoming increasingly difficult to determine what a person needs to bring along in order to succeed professionally in the future. Competence-based learning and assessing is therefore becoming increasingly important nationally as well as internationally in training and further education. And in view of this fact competence-based learning and assessing gained a central and new status.

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Communication

  • Development of communication curricula in education and training
  • Development of inter-faculty and institution-wide training programs for the improvement of communication skills in education and training
  • Development, implementation and evaluation of innovative exam formats for performance measurement of communication skills and interprofessional actions
  • Researching the scientific basis for understanding communication processes

Assessment

  • Collective research and development in the area of ​​competence-based exams
  • Development of innovative assessment programs and formats
  • Networking and exchange of information in the field of assessments
  • Development, implementation and evaluation of assessment standards
  • Development of technical tools to support E-Assessment
  • Common quality assurance and workflow optimisation

Activities

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AMEE 2020: The Virtual Conference

07th to 09th September 2020| Congress / Meetups

The virtual conference of the “International Association for Medical Education” will take place from September 7 to 9, 2020. We will be there with the virtual UCAN booth no. 9 in the AMEE Arena 2 in the non-profit area. Create your avatar, visit us at our booth and learn more about our history, our areas of responsibility and assessment tools of the non-profit UCAN Assessment Network, one of the largest associations in the field of medical examinations. We look forward to meeting you!

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Pilot project with the “Physician Assistance”

July 2020| Other

Within the framework of a joint pilot project between the Fliedner Fachhochschule Düsseldorf (FFH), the Ostbayrische Technische Hochschule Amberg-Weiden (OTH-AW) and the UCAN Assessment Network, the first examination in the “Physician Assistance” course of studies was successfully completed.

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The future of testing: OSCE. Digitalized and standardized.

26th May 2020| Other

At the Medical Faculty of the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, the classic examination interview is increasingly being replaced by an OSCE. The channel uni-bonn.tv accompanied a real OSCE exam in medical studies in the last winter semester 2019/2020. Watch here the video and the press release.

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Medical assessment in the age of digitalisation

31th March 2020| Publications

Digital assessment is becoming more and more popular within medical education. To analyse the dimensions of this digital trend, we investigated how exam questions (items) are created and designed for use in digital medical assessments in Germany. Thus, we want to explore whether different types of media are used for item creation and if a digital trend in medical assessment can be observed.

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Activities

AMEE 2020: The Virtual Conference

07th to 09th September 2020| Congress / Meetups

The virtual conference of the “International Association for Medical Education” will take place from September 7 to 9, 2020. We will be there with the virtual UCAN booth no. 9 in the AMEE Arena 2 in the non-profit area. Create your avatar, visit us at our booth and learn more about our history, our areas of responsibility and assessment tools of the non-profit UCAN Assessment Network, one of the largest associations in the field of medical examinations. We look forward to meeting you!

> Read Article

Pilot project with the “Physician Assistance”

July 2020| Other

Within the framework of a joint pilot project between the Fliedner Fachhochschule Düsseldorf (FFH), the Ostbayrische Technische Hochschule Amberg-Weiden (OTH-AW) and the UCAN Assessment Network, the first examination in the “Physician Assistance” course of studies was successfully completed.

> Read Article

The future of testing: OSCE. Digitalized and standardized.

26th May 2020| Other

At the Medical Faculty of the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, the classic examination interview is increasingly being replaced by an OSCE. The channel uni-bonn.tv accompanied a real OSCE exam in medical studies in the last winter semester 2019/2020. Watch here the video and the press release.

> Read Article

Medical assessment in the age of digitalisation

31th March 2020| Publications

Digital assessment is becoming more and more popular within medical education. To analyse the dimensions of this digital trend, we investigated how exam questions (items) are created and designed for use in digital medical assessments in Germany. Thus, we want to explore whether different types of media are used for item creation and if a digital trend in medical assessment can be observed.

> Read Article

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Corporate structure

 

Corporate structure

 

Contact

 

Are you having questions regarding our institute or would you like further information regarding specific projects or activities? We look forward to your call or message.

Institute for Communication and Assessment Research

Institut für Kommunikations und
Prüfungsforschung gGmbH

Wieblinger Weg 92A            +49 (0)6221 186 7490
69123 Heidelberg                info [at] cares [dot] institute

Contact

Are you having questions regarding our institute or would you like further information regarding specific projects or activities? We look forward to your call or message.

Institute for Communication and Assessment Research

Institut für Kommunikations und
Prüfungsforschung gGmbH

 

Wieblinger Weg 92A
69123 Heidelberg

+49 (0)6221 186 7490
info [at] cares [dot] institute