Resource Library

The Resource Library contains a collection of higher education learning and teaching materials flowing from projects funded by the Commonwealth of Australia including those from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council.

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4 resources found for ‘diagnostic testing’.

Overcoming algebraic misconceptions that inhibit students’ progress in mathematical sciences

Caroline Bardini, Robyn Pierce
The University of Melbourne
The University of Melbourne
Final Report Download Document (391.63 KB)

Quantitative diversity: disciplinary and cross-disciplinary mathematics and statistics support in Australian universities

Helen MacGillivray, Therese Wilson
Queensland University of Technology
Queensland University of Technology
Final Report Download Document (478.53 KB)

Diagnostic assessment for biological sciences – development of a concept inventory

Dr Tony Wright, Professor Susan Hamilton
The University of Queensland
The University of Queensland

The project team developed a set of key concepts which underpin undergraduate students’ understanding of the molecular world, and converted these into a web-based assessment tool – the concept inventory – that tests these concepts. The inventory is intended to influence pedagogical practice and knowledge and can be used by educators from a range of disciplines. Additional resources for teachers and students are available from the website.

The appendices contain: a concept inventory designed to diagnose students’ understanding of fundamental concepts in chemistry and biology; an analysis of the key concepts underlying the inventory; a framework of ‘big conceptual ideas’ for educators developing curricula in biochemistry; and a teacher resource package.

The Australian National University, University of Natal (South Africa), University of Porto (Portugal)
Final Report Download Document (1.08 MB)
Appendices Download Document (4 MB)

Development of a computer-generated digital patient for teaching and assessment in pharmacy

David Newby, Jesse Jin, Peter Summons, Rukshan Athauda, Mira Park, Jennifer Schneider, Sheree Kable, Jennifer Marriott, Gregory Duncan, Maree Simpson, Richard Xu
The University of Newcastle
The University of Newcastle

The project team developed and tested a computer-generated virtual patient for pharmacy students to practise and improve their communication, diagnostic and management skills for minor illnesses.  The software developed allows interaction between the student and the simulated patient, and captures and analyses aspects of the interaction including the questions asked, the diagnosis and management chosen by the student. Feedback is provided to the student.

To obtain the software developed by the project, request a username and password from  and then visit

Charles Sturt University, Monash University
Final Report Download Document (2.25 MB)