One of the purposes of recording activities is so that trainees can use them to demonstrate competency against the curriculum they are following.
Each competency in the curriculum describes the knowledge skills and attitudes demonstrated through behaviour.
In order to thoroughly demonstrate competency a trainee should use more than one source of evidence. This is known as triangulation. The key is for trainees to select a few good examples of competency, rather than mapping many different activities that may only be loosely related.
Each trainee's dashboard has a portfolio card; a visualisation that shows a summary of a trainee's portfolio. Viewing the portfolio card, one can quickly see how much of the curriculum has evidence mapped to it. It not only shows how many competencies a trainee has covered, but it also shows how many activities a trainee has mapped.
The example above shows that this trainee has activities mapped against 14 of the 21 available competencies in the Occupational Medicine Curriculum curriculum. So about 66% coverage.
The progress bar then breaks down this 66% further to show how many activities are mapped.
- 1 competency has 3 or more activities mapped to it
- 4 competencies have 2 activities mapped
- 9 of competencies have just one activity mapped
- 7 competencies do not have any activities mapped to them.
The progress bar is also fully interactive. For example, click on the orange section to see exactly which 7 competencies do not have activities mapped to them. This information could be used to help a trainee develop their Personal Development Plan (PDP).
Mapping through a Personal Development Plan (PDP)
Activities can only be mapped to a trainee's current PDP items, not archived ones.
Mapping Directly to the CurriculumIf an activity does not correlate to any of a trainee's PDP items, it can be mapped directly to a curriculum competency. To do this, the trainee selects the relevant curriculum and any relevant competency. Mapping this way will ensure the activity is not recorded against any particular PDP Item.
Regardless of how an activity is mapped, it will be shown against the competency or competencies selected when viewing curriculum coverage.