Case Based Discussion assessment

Case Based Discussion (CBD) assessment is an assessment of your clinical reasoning and application of knowledge in a clinical context. You will need to demonstrate evidence of your clinical knowledge and how you apply that knowledge by appropriately assessing patients, formulating differential diagnoses, ordering relevant investigations and providing suitable management plans.

In 2017 all candidates irrespective of the year they commenced training are required to complete CBD assessment.

Your CBD assessment will be conducted as follows:

  • by teleconference - at your workplace or somewhere locally
  • submit 12 clinical cases up front
  • assessed on six of the clinical cases provided by you
  • over three 1 hour sessions, with two cases per session
  • by three different assessors,
  • within a 6 month period.

To be eligible for CBD assessment you will need to have completed 24 months of training.

It is essential that you familiarise yourself with the 'rules and regulations' in the Fellowship Assessment Handbook of the CBD before you enrol.

Candidates are required to submit all twelve (12) case notes up front prior to the CBD sessions being scheduled. Candidates enrolling in 2017 need to ensure they submit their twelve case notes by:

First semester 2017A - by the 17th March
Second semester 2017B - by the 21st July

If you are unable to meet these requirements or have limited availability in the semester we suggest you not enrol until you can meet these requirements.

Assessment key resources

The best preparation for CBD assessment will be clinical practice and having case based discussions with your supervisors and medical educators.

Your key resource for CBD is:

Other resources include: