Methods of work-based assessment used on the STP

The work based assessment programme uses a number of different methods to assess a trainee's performance.

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Case-based Discussion (CBD)
  • Method – conversation/discussion
  • Purpose – discuss an outcome/output from a workplace activity using a record result
  • Takes place – after a clinical event – discussing, explaining, justifying aspects of the report/record/result. Including aspects of professionalism.
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Competencies
  • Method – observation
  • Purpose – observe performance of a skill or procedure linked to STP module-based learning objectives
  • Takes place – upon a trainee’s request to their assessor
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Direct Observation of Practical Skills (DOPS)
  • Method – observation
  • Purpose – observe and assess the conduct of a practical procedure
  • Takes place – reviewed and documented in the moment/as it is happening
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Multi-source Feedback (MSF)
  • Method – review by others/colleagues
  • Purpose – professionalism, interpersonal skills/team working, communication
  • Takes place – after feedback received – trainee and training officer will reflect on comments of others within the framework of constructive feedback
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Observed Clinical Event (OCE)
  • Method – observation
  • Purpose – observe and assess a clinical encounter
  • Takes place – reviewed and documented in the moment/as it is happening

Last updated on 29th November 2021