• Assessment in Outcome-Based Education

    Some 85 educators in the health professions education attended the seminar on Assessment in Outcome-based Education, the last of the six series of monthly seminar given by NTTCHP this afternoon from 1:30 to 4:30 PM, 30 March 2015 at the Joaquin Gonzales Hall UP Manila. The speaker was the newly appointed dean of the college, Dr. Nemuel Fajutagana. 

    The seminar centered on aligning assessment with outcomes. Dr. Fajutagana reminded the participants that formulating assessment should always come before planning for teaching methodologies, and not the other way around. One should be clear on what to assess at the end of the learning experiences and from it, the teacher should decide how to teach the subject. The topics discussed were 1) alignment of assessment with the purpose; 2) alignment of assessment to outcomes; 3) alignment of assessment methods to outcomes; and 4) alignment of interpretation and grading to outcomes.

    Dr. Fajutagana likewise emphasized the use of HOTS in assessment. Teachers in the health professions should plan for Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) when planning for assessment. To make sure that teachers cover questions in HOTS, they should have a test blueprint or test specifications. To access the presentation of Dr. Fajutagana, click on the monthly seminar at the menu bar.

    Posted by Darlina Formoso
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Dr. Bong Alviar's Blog

Read Dr. Bong Alviar's lecture notes on Curriculum Mapping given last October 2014 and other artcles on health professions education in his blog Saccades and Pursuits.

Staff Blog

New staff Darlene Formoso blogs about the college in NTTCHP Blog. Peek through NTTCHP from an insider and join in her journey and encounters, learnings and challenges with the people at the 3rd floor of Joaquin Gonzales Hall.

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2015 NTTCHP Inter-University Workshop

Theme   : Outcome-based Teaching Strategies  
                in the Health Sciences
Date      : 28-30 April 2015
Venue   : NTTCHP Auditorium
               3/F Joaquin Gonzales Building
               University of the Philippines Manila
               P. Faura cor. Ma. Orosa Sts., Ermita, Manila
Workshop fee: PhP 5,500

To register online, please click here.

February Seminar

Participants in the monthly seminar on Teaching and Learning in Outcome-based Education (OBE) held last Monday, 23 February 2015 at the UP Manila Joaquin Gonzales Hall, pose in a photo op with the speaker Professor Elizabeth Grageda. Also in the photo are NTTCHP faculty and staff Professor Jesus Sarol Jr., Dr. Bong Alviar and Darlina Formoso. To have access to the powerpoint presentation of Prof Grageda, please click here.


211 participants from different colleges and universities in the country joined the NTTCHP 8th National Conference held at the Hotel Jen in Roxas Blvd., Pasay City, MM. To view the conference pictures, and access the abstracts and handouts, please visit the 8th National Conference official website.