Hospital Training

Supervised learning events (SLEs) / Workplace based assessments (WPBAs)

SLEs/WPBAs were introduced for foundation training, but are now used in many other areas.

Trainers/assessors are usually consultants, GPs or senior doctors in training, but may also be experienced nurses or allied health professionals.

There are 5 modules in this course.

Please register before beginning any of the modules. If you are already registered, please sign in now.

Each module contains a suite of videos. Each video ends with a self assessment.

There will be a brief assessment at the end of the module, following which you will be able to print / download a certificate.

Introduction

This module gives an overview of supervised learning events/workplace based assessments, including:

  • what supervised learning events/workplace based assessments are
  • what their purpose is
  • who should do them
  • where they might be done
  • how to give feedback as a professional conversation

This module should be completed before taking any of the others in this course.
It takes approximately 17 minutes to complete.

DOPS

Direct Observation of Procedural Skills (DOPS)

DOPS is designed to help trainees learn more about the procedure they are demonstrating and understand how they can improve and develop their skills.

Its primary purpose in foundation is to assess the doctor / patient interaction. It's the feedback that helps the trainee to learn and improve their skills.

This module takes approximately 13 minutes to complete.

Mini-CEX

Mini Clinical Evaluation Exercise (Mini-CEX)

A mini-CEX is the direct observation of a clinical consultation by a trainee, and the subsequent feedback. It is usually carried out on the ward or in out-patients.

In foundation each mini-CEX should represent a different clinical problem, sampling different categories such as acute care, chronic illness or psychiatric care.

This module takes approximately 12 minutes to complete.

CBD

Case Based Discussion (CBD)

A Case Based Discussion is a structured interview conducted by the assessor with the trainee, which focuses on actual case records written by the trainee.

It enables a trainee to discuss their cases, and talk about why they acted as they did. The assessor can then provide systematic, structured feedback.

The strength of Case Based Discussion is the assessment and discussion of clinical reasoning and decision making - as well as, in some cases, ethical and legal aspects.

This module takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.

MSF

Multi-Source Feedback (MSF)

Multi-Source Feedback is a way of sampling the opinions of colleagues on the clinical performance and professional behaviour of a doctor. It's also often referred to as three-hundred-and-sixty-degree assessment.

It provides information to enable reflection on performance and feedback, to inform self-evaluation.

In foundation MSF should usually take place at least once a year. Different tools can be used, including Mini-PAT and SPRAT.

This module takes approximately 11 minutes to complete.

Curriculum-led Simulation

This course illustrates the procedures for preparing and carrying out Curriculum-Led Simulation.

There is one module in this course.

Please register before beginning the module. If you are already registered, please sign in now.

The module contains a suite of videos. Each video ends with a self-assessment. You may need to take notes, so please have a paper and pen available.

There will be a brief assessment at the end of the module, following which you will be able to print / download a certificate.

Curriculum-led Simulation is an innovative teaching technique that enables doctors, nurses and allied health professionals to improve their clinical and non-clinical skills in an educationally rich, and risk-free environment.

When used with other learning methods, simulation can help to enhance clinical practice and improve patient safety.

This module takes approximately 19 minutes to complete.

Clinical Leadership

This course provides guidance on how to help trainees develop their leadership skills using the Medical Leadership Competency Framework (MLCF) and the LEADER tool.

There is one module in this course.

Please register before beginning the module. If you are already registered, please sign in now.

The module contains a suite of videos. Each video ends with a self-assessment. You may need to take notes, so please have a paper and pen available.

There will be a brief assessment at the end of the module, following which you will be able to print / download a certificate.

The MLCF describes the leadership competences that doctors need in order to become more actively involved in the planning, delivery and transformation of health services.

The LEADER tool is designed to help structure feedback on the leadership competences.

This module takes approximately 18 minutes to complete.

Foundation Supervisor

This module is primarily intended for supervisors of foundation doctors - including doctors, public health professionals, and other members of multi-professional teams. It provides an introduction to the Foundation Supervisor course. It is not meant to replace generic training about supervision, but to complement it.

There is one module in this course.

Please register before beginning the module. If you are already registered, please sign in now.

The module contains a suite of four videos. Each video ends with a self-assessment. You may need to take notes, so please have a paper and pen available.

There will be a brief assessment at the end of the module, following which you will be able to print / download a certificate.

In this module we look at:

  • requirements of foundation training
  • the design and organisation
  • the development of new placements outside acute hospitals
  • the outcomes
  • the different supervisory roles

This module takes approximately 31 minutes to complete.

Feedback

This module is intended primarily for supervisors, but may also be of interest to other clinicians - as well as for doctors and other clinicians in training.

There is one module in this course.

Please register before beginning the module. If you are already registered, please sign in now.

The module contains a suite of four videos. Each video ends with a self-assessment. You may need to take notes, so please have a paper and pen available.

There will be a brief assessment at the end of the module, following which you will be able to print / download a certificate.

In this module we look at:

  • the principles underlying giving effective feedback
  • awareness of how giving feedback can be adapted for different contexts
  • understand importance of giving feedback and support in difficult situations

This module takes approximately 27 minutes to complete.

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