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 2 AFRM Fellows to assess each FLCA. At least 1 assessor must be an Accredited Long Case Assessor.
See Accredited Long Case Assessors (PDF) list.
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 and family
- long term management plan
General Rehabilitation Medicine Advanced Trainees complete 12 compulsory In-training Long Case Assessments and 2 satisfactory Formal Long Case Assessments.
Paediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Trainees complete 8 compulsory In-training Long Case Assessments and 2 satisfactory Formal Long Case Assessments.
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:
- an Accredited Long Case Assessor (if you are completing a FLCA in your final year of training)
Note: 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.
- In-Training Long Case Assessment rating form (PDF)
- Note: 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.
In-Training Long Case Assessment information sheet (PDF)
In-Training Long Case Assessment rating form (PDF)
AFRM Accredited Long Case Assessors (PDF)