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Unit information: Final year Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) in 2020/21

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Unit name Final year Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs)
Unit code BRMS30003
Credit points 0
Level of study H/6
Teaching block(s) Academic Year (weeks 1 - 52)
Unit director Professor. Blythe
Open unit status Not open




School/department Bristol Medical School
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences


Unit for MB ChB Year 5 Students only

Students will have to gather sufficient evidence during Senior Medicine and Surgery (SMS) and Preparing for Professional Practice (PPP) to demonstrate that they are competent in the 16 Entrustable Professional Activities as described in the Year 5 handbook.

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During PPP the Unit Co-ordinator will ensure that this evidence is scrutinised and will oversee the initial sign-off of the all the EPAs for each student with exception of EPA 15 and 16. Responsibility for the final sign-off of each EPA will rest with the Faculty Examination Board.

Evidence for EPA 15 (undertakes appropriate practical procedures) will be provided by completion of the Consultation and Procedural Skills (CaPS) logbook, which can only be confirmed by the Faculty Examination Board. Evidence for EPA 16 will include completion of Team Assessment of Behaviour (TAB) which also can only be confirmed by exam board.

Core evidence for some EPAs will come from completion of Workplace Based Assessments (WBAs) during both SMS and PPP. WBAs will comprise objective long cases (OLC-CCA), mini-clinical examination exercises (Mini-CEXs) and case based discussions (CBDs), akin to formative workplace based assessments used in postgraduate training. To get all their EPAs signed-off at their academy, students will be expected to complete at least 10 WBAs without any global verdict recorded as ‘not yet performing at level expected'.

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