Work-based assessment

Last Updated: 25th September 2020

The work based assessment programme uses a number of different methods: Case Based Discussion (CBD), Direct Observation of Practical Skills (DOPs), Multi-source Feedback (MSF), Observed Clinical Event (OCE), Competencies.

Direct Observation of Practical Skills (DOPS) Observed Clinical Event (OCE) Care-based Discussion (CBD) Multi-source Feedback (MSF) Competencies
Method Observation Observation Conversation/discussion Review by others/colleagues Observation
Purpose Observe and assess the conduct of a practical procedure Observe and assess a clinical encounter Discuss an outcome/output from workplace activity using a record result Professionalism, interpersonal skills/team working, communication Observe performance of a skill or procedure linked to STP module-based learning objectives
Takes place Reviewed and documented in the moment/as it is happening Reviewed and documented in the moment/as it is happening After clinical event. Discussing, explaining, justifying aspects of the report/record/result. Including aspects of professionalism. After feedback received. Trainee and training officer reflect on comments of others within the framework of constructive feedback. Upon trainee’s request to assessor