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Infographics for student assessment: More than meets the eye

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    Rights statement: Saunders DH, Horrell A, Murray A Infographics for student assessment: more than meets the eye Br J Sports Med Published Online First: 18 March 2017. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2017-097553

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1487-1488
Number of pages2
JournalBritish Journal of Sports Medicine
Issue number23
Early online date18 Mar 2017
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2018


Infographics are attracting attention as a mechanism for conveying health messages to the general population and healthcare professionals.1 Infographics are also appearing within traditional scientific publications as a form of a ‘visual abstract’ to summarise findings 2, or as a stand-alone publication 3. This suggests that students as well as professionals 1 should be aware of these forms of visual communication. Therefore, it seems logical to incorporate infographics within academic courses where they could have a range of teaching, learning and assessment roles. Producing an infographic may be an effective way of helping students appreciate their value.

This editorial describes how production of an infographic was used as part of an assessment task on a sport nutrition course delivered to sport and exercise science students, and seeks to raise awareness of their use in academic courses.

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