Methods of work-based assessment used on the STP

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.

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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

Last updated on 31st August 2021