In-Training Long Case Assessment

What is an In-Training Long Case Assessment?

An In-Training Long Case Assessment is a work-based assessment to evaluate a Rehabilitation Medicine Advanced Trainee in real life settings and assess their level of professional judgment exercised in clinical cases. An In-Training Long Case Assessment involves a comprehensive review of clinical cases between an Advanced Trainee and their supervisor/ assessor. An In-Training Long Case Assessment takes approximately 90 minutes.

An In-Training Long Case Assessment aims to:

  • Guide your learning through structured feedback
  • Improve communication, history taking, clinical decision making, clinical knowledge and patient management
  • Provide you with an opportunity to discuss your approach to the case and identify strategies to improve your practice
  • Enable the assessor(s) to share their professional knowledge and experience
Trainees complete the In-Training Long Case Assessment on the AFRM Training Portal

Formal Long Case Assessment

A Formal Long Case Assessment (FLCA) is an In-Training Long Case Assessment completed under examination conditions during your final year of Advanced Training.

You will need two Faculty Fellows to assess each FLCA.


  • At least one assessor must be an Accredited Long Case Assessor
Download a list of Accredited Long Case Assessors (PDF 113KB)

What are the areas of assessment?

The areas of assessment include:

  • Clinical examination
  • History taking
  • Clinical findings and interpretation
  • Short-term management plan
  • Impact of illness on patient & family
  • Long term management plan

How many Long Case Assessments do I complete?

Rehabilitation Medicine Advanced Trainees complete 12 (8 for Paediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Trainees) compulsory In-training Long Case Assessments, and two satisfactory Formal Long Case Assessments.

What is the Long Case Assessment Process


Select a clinical case to do your In-Training Long Case assessment


Organise a meeting time for your In-Training Long Case Assessment with your:

  • Supervisor/assessor
  • An Accredited Long Case Assessor (if you are completing a FLCA in your final year of training)


At least one of your assessors on a FLCA must be an Accredited Long Case Assessor


Consult with your selected patient and complete a written consultation summary sheet, giving consideration to short-term and long-term rehabilitation management plans


Discuss your patient assessment and proposed management plans with your supervisor/assessor(s)


Your supervisor/ assessor(s) uses the Long Case Assessment rating form to rate your performance and provide you with valuable feedback


Trainees use the same form for both the Formal and In-Training Long Case Assessment

Complete the In-Training Long Case Assessment on the AFRM Training Portal

Long Case Assessment resources

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