The ALM trains GPs on how to write Key Feature Problem (KFP) cases for use in the FRACGP exams, which assess the ability of a GP to practice in unsupervised clinical general practice. The KFP is designed to assess candidate’s clinical reasoning and decision making skills.
In order to generate exam content, it is critical to have a pool of case writers with recent clinical practice. This ensures the clinical cases that are used in the KFP are current and reflect current standards and best practice. Candidates undertaking the KFP are also expected to demonstrate the core skills in the RACGP Curriculum for Australian General Practice 2016. Cases must be reflective of the RACGP curriculum, and relevant to Australian general practice.
The purpose of training KFP case writers is to ensure the development of cases that are both contemporary and relevant, and therefore develop a bank of high quality cases from which we can develop exam paper for each exam cycle.
To complete this ALM and be eligible to get your 40 category 1 QI&CPD points:
- Pre-workshop: complete the online case writing activities on gplearning and write one case on an approved clinical topic to be used during the workshop (4 hours)
- Workshop: further develop the case, engage in peer review, and respond to feedback
- Post-workshop: action the feedback and suggestions received from case reviewers
- Post workshop: Have one case finalised and approved by the case reviewers
- Post workshop: complete the reflective activity for this ALM
To enable individual feedback during the ALM, registrations are strictly limited, and are open to RACGP Fellows only.
After this ALM, participants will be able to:
- Define current General Practice Fellowship standards, including issues related to patient safety
- Possess a basic understanding of the assessment theory that underpins assessment of competence to practise unsupervised in Australia
- Clarify components of soundly defined and worded KFP cases that can be used to accurately measure performance of exam candidates against the standards identified
- Produce quality exam questions that meet the RACGP standards and could be used in the RACGP assessment process.