Course assessment

Course assessment

The Three-year Course of Midwifery Training Program (Associate Degree in Midwifery – ADM) shall be assessed on a basis of continuous assessment. Students will be informed on assessment schedule, assessment process and conditions for successful completion credits of each semester at the commencement of the course. Students will not be graduated unless they pass successfully the school graduation exam by completing all credits (theory and clinical practice). They receive Certificate of Graduation issued by training Institution. Graduates are required to pass the National Exit Exam in order to receive their Diploma of Associate Degree in Midwifery.

Purpose of the course assessment

  • To provide feedback to the student and the teacher as to how learning is progressing that assists

the students to determine their strengths and weaknesses (Formative assessment)

  • To measure competence in both knowledge and skills of students at the end of the course

(Summative assessment)

Assessment process

Formative assessment

a – Theory Assessment

The Theory Assessment is the continuous assessment to be conducted during the course and occurred at the end of each semester:

  • Theory exam is credit-based assessment
  • The ADM Course has 6 semesters which consist of 6 months per semester
  • Theory assessment will be done at the end of the first and second semester of each year program
  • The students who failed any credit of the two semesters are allowed to re-sit the 2nd session exam at the end of the 2nd semester
  • If still failed of the 2nd session exam, they have to repeat the class.

b – Clinical Performance Assessment

The clinical performance assessment will be conducted from the 2nd semester based on clinical requirements stipulated in the curriculum:

  • Students shall have their Clinical Logbook for preceptor to monitoring, evaluating, and recording their skill performance progress
  • Clinical instructors and Preceptors will use clinical checklists to evaluate the competency of midwifery students
  • Assessment during the internship in the 6th semester is aimed to allow the students to complete remaining clinical requirement in which they could not fulfill in the previous semester and to provide more opportunity to students for other midwifery skill practices.

Summative assessment or graduation exam

  • It is the exam of theory and clinical performance at the end of the course
  • Students have to complete clinical requirements and pass all theory credits before allowing sitting the first graduation exam. If requirements could not be completed, they have to sit the second graduation exam
  • Students who do not pass the first graduation exam will be allowed to re-sit the second exam two months after the first exam (theory and/or clinical performance they failed)

The graduation exam will be conducted by the training institution under the supervision of relevant authorities.