b'The Medical Domain is a numerical number associatedEach document ends with a table of recommendations:with each of the Medical Domains, as mentioned in the1) Volume of Practice (VOP)Summary of logbook Medical Councils Eight Domains of Professional Practice. entries for each procedure. Guidelines for volumes of practice are formulated as minimum 1. Patient Safety and Quality of Care SALUS recommendations. The minimum volume of practice 2. Relating to Patients does not reflect the importance of the type of procedure or estimate the number of cases required to 3. Communication and Interpersonal Skills achieve competence. Variances in local practices and 4. Collaboration and Teamwork individual learning necessitate that volume of practice 5. Management (including self-management) be one component in a range of assessment strategies, 6. Scholarship see Appendix 2: Summary of Minimum Criteria for Competence 7. Professionalism8. Clinical Skills 2) Workplace Based Assessments (WBA/s)These guidelines will evolve, but as a starting recommendation a SAT 1-2 trainee should K/S/A Denotes the attribute tested by the Expectedparticipate in 5 WBA per 6 month training period, Standard in the unit, which relates to either knowledge,SAT 3-6: 4 WBA per 6 month training period, with an skill, or attitude.overall requirement of 52 over the six year training The expected standard is a short statement outlining theprogramme. Each unit has a number of WBA to select specific learning objective required. from, not all of which are mandatory. See Appendix 2: Summary of Minimum Criteria for Competence The expected standard can be defined according3) Recommended courses and simulation sessions - to knowledge, skills and attitudes/behaviours. Eachare highlighted, as well as optional courses available. standard has a descriptor which can be assessed by a specified assessment method.Trainee Progression through a The Assessment strategy supporting the curriculum includes a number of formative and summative methodsUnitfor assessment of each expected standard. There may beFor the trainee to have achieved completion of a unit, i.e. more than one method suitable for assessing an expectedto be signed off on a competency, the following criteria standard. However, only one method has been used in themust be met:curriculum.The time based experience for the module, where Workplace based assessments include: specified, needs to be completed;IAC: Initial Assessment of Competence The trainee needs to provide evidence of having recorded the recommended minimum volume of CBD: case based discussion (review of a selectedpractice requirements relating to that unit;clinical case or an aspect of patient care) The trainee needs to participate in a specified DOPS: direct observation of procedural skillsnumber of workplace based assessments comprising (performing a specific clinical procedure) DOPS, CBD and Mini-CEX. These workplace based Mini-CEX: mini clinical evaluation exercise (performingassessments do not currently form a mandatory part a focused clinical activity during a specific patientof the trainees progress through a unit, but in keeping encounter) with the move towards competency based education, A description of Workplace Based Assessments and theCAI recommends an adherence effort to achieve the template available on the e-Portfolio can be accessed innumbers of assessments as laid out in this Curriculum. Appendix 3: Workplace Based Assessments Workplace based assessments should be learning experiences identified by the trainee as opportunities to Summative assessment methods includegain formative feedback to improve their performance and progress towards independent practice;MCAI: Membership examination There are a number of mandatory training courses, FCAI: Fellowship examination simulation and recommended courses for given A Link to the syllabus for the examinations can becompetencies, as outlined in Appendix 6: Courses.accessed in Appendix 5: Examination SyllabusCurriculum for the National Specialist Anaesthesiology Training Programme 35'