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

Assessment completion

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

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

  2. 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)

      Note: At least one of your assessors on a FLCA must be an Accredited Long Case Assessor.
  3. Consult with your selected patient and complete a written consultation summary sheet, giving consideration to short-term and long-term rehabilitation management plans.

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

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

  6. In-Training Long Case Assessment rating form (PDF)

  7. 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.

Resources

In-Training Long Case Assessment information sheet (PDF)

In-Training Long Case Assessment rating form (PDF)

AFRM Accredited Long Case Assessors (PDF)

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