Case-based discussion

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Introduction to the course

Welcome to the AMC e-learning resource on case-based discussion for workplace-based assessment. This resource will give you practical tools for conducting a case-based discussion assessment in medical practice and in the Australian Medical Council’s standard pathway (workplace-based assessment). Examples are given in the disciplines of medicine and surgery.

What this resource offers

This interactive modular resource provides key information about how to use the case-based discussion (CBD) assessment tool for assessing medical and health science graduates. This tool may be applied generally in training programs and specifically in the Australian Medical Council’s standard pathway (workplace-based assessment).

This e-learning module consists of this introduction to the course and three lessons:

Lesson 1 contains an overview of CBD in workplace-based assessment.

Lesson 2 contains an overview of the assessment form.

Lesson 3 contains interactive examples of CBDs and feedback sessions.

What you will learn

By completing this resource you will learn:

  1. What a case-based discussion is.
  2. A clear structure for engaging in a CBD.
  3. How to frame useful questions.
  4. How to use the CBD assessment form.
  5. How to give feedback on a CBD encounter.

Who this resource is for

This resource has been designed for use by assessors, candidates, workplace-based assessment providers, health education institutions and training/development teams.

This resource can be applied for training assessors in both the formative and summative assessment of candidates in a workplace-based environment in medicine and may be adaptable for other health professional programs.

How long will it take?

The entire module will take 60–75 minutes to complete.

How to interact with this resource

To complete this resource, you should undertake the lessons sequentially. You will get the most value if you allocate sufficient time to review and reflect on the material, and commit yourself to your responses on interactive components as required.

Once you have signed in, you may exit at any time and return when convenient.

Entering and leaving the resource

You must register and sign in to save your spot in the resource. The system will track your progress through the modules via the ‘Mark complete’ button at the bottom of each module. If you need to leave a lesson before you have completed it, your progress will be saved and you can return to it at any stage.

Certificate of completion

To receive a certificate of completion you must register and login.

After completing this resource, you may download a certificate of completion. This will show the username that you provided at registration for the resource. Optionally, you may also enter a specific identifier (e.g. college CPD number). To add an identifier, type it into the same field as your last name in your profile (e.g. Last Name: Citizen CPD 111000).


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