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Unit information: Final year Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) in 2021/22

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

Description including Unit Aims

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.

Intended Learning Outcomes


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Assessment Information

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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How much time the unit requires
Each credit equates to 10 hours of total student input. For example a 20 credit unit will take you 200 hours of study to complete. Your total learning time is made up of contact time, directed learning tasks, independent learning and assessment activity.

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The Board of Examiners will consider all cases where students have failed or not completed the assessments required for credit. The Board considers each student's outcomes across all the units which contribute to each year's programme of study. If you have self-certificated your absence from an assessment, you will normally be required to complete it the next time it runs (this is usually in the next assessment period).
The Board of Examiners will take into account any extenuating circumstances and operates within the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.