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Psychometrics Applied to Healthcare Professions Education Course

15 October 2022 @ 09:00 - 16 October 2022 @ 17:00


Date: October 15th-16th (2 days), 2022

Location: Imperial College, London, United Kingdom

Course leaders:


Dr. Carlos F. Collares



Prof. dr. Cees van der Vleuten



Prof. dr. Amir H. Sam




Target group: Beginners and intermediate level on psychometrics

To help medical teachers and other (healthcare) professionals interested in the field of psychometrics to understand the concepts and apply psychometric techniques in their own settings

Psychometric properties such as reliability and validity are essential components in the utility of assessment in medical education. Many medical teachers are interested in knowing more about psychometrics and how to apply psychometric analysis in their institutions. At the same time, it might be difficult for them to find the opportunity of having a course where they can learn not only the theoretical concepts of Psychometrics, but also their strengths and limitations. Furthermore, learning how to do the psychometric analyses might be a challenging task for non-psychometricians. For those reasons, EBMA now offers the new course on “Psychometrics Applied to Medical Education”, destined to non-psychometricians who wish to learn the theory and the practice of psychometrics and how it can be used in the field.

Topics that will be covered during the training:

What is psychometrics?



Classical Test Theory

Generalizability Theory

Exploratory Factor Analysis

Item Response Theory


Advanced topics that will be available online for the participants of the training:

Computerised Adaptive Testing

Measurement invariance for bias detection

Network psychometrics

Confirmatory Factor Analysis

Structural equation modeling

Many-facet Rasch model


Price: €480,-
including 2 days training by experts and lunch + coffee/tea/drinks during both days

Terms and conditions


Testimonial – Training participant

Dr. Rachmad Swarwo Bekti, Faculty of Medicine Universitas Brawijaya, Indonesia

‘I recommend to everybody who is interested in psychometric application in medical education to join the training, especially those who still knew nothing on this subject. I learned in practice of using RStudio to do essentials psychometry analysis (promptly in IRT & EFA) and practicing G-theory analysis by using most affordable software. This training has also made me confident enough to provide interpretation of any assessment result.  The introduction section and practical sessions would shift the participant from novice to advance beginner status.’


Course programme:


Saturday 15th October 2022

09.00  Welcome by Prof. dr. Amir H. Sam

09.05  Introduction: what will this course add to my skills toolset?

09:20   Introduction to psychometrics: classical test theory, validity and reliability

10:30   Break

11:00   Simulation of a test review committee meeting

12:00   Lunch

13:00   Generalizability Theory

15:00   Break

15:30   Discussion of papers using generalisability theory

17:00   Practical demonstrations of classical test theory and generalisability theory analyses

17:30  End of day 1


Sunday 16th October 2022

09:00   Factor analysis

10:30   Break

11:00   Item response theory

12:30   Lunch

13:30   Discussion of papers using item response theory and factor analysis

14:15   Practical demonstrations on how to conduct psychometric analyses using factor analysis and item response theory

15:00   Break

15:30   Presentations from participants

17:00   A glimpse on advanced psychometrics: which materials will I find in the online part of the course?

17:15  Final discussion and evaluation

17:30   End of day 2




15 October 2022 @ 09:00
16 October 2022 @ 17:00


European Board of Medical Assessors (EBMA)


Imperial College London, The Glenister Building
Margravine Road, Hammersmith
London, W6 8RP United Kingdom
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