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      An explanation of workplace-based assessments in postgraduate dental training and a review of the current literature.

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      British dental journal

      Springer Nature America, Inc

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          Workplace-based assessments (WBAs) are trainee-led formative assessments that measure the highest level of competence of the ability to do a task. So far WBAs are the only available assessment tools to measure performance integrated into practice. Over the years, WBAs have become an integral part of dental foundation and specialty training. The numerous WBAs available can be broadly categorised into three types. The first type involves observation of clinical encounters, for example mini-clinical evaluation exercises; direct observation of procedural skills; and dental evaluation of performance and procedure-based assessments. The second type involves discussion of clinical cases, such as case-based discussions. Finally, the third type includes the mini-peer assessment tool, team assessment of behaviour, 360° assessments and multi-source feedback, and all involve receiving feedback from a combination of colleagues, staff and patients. This article describes the WBAs currently used in postgraduate dental training and explores their strengths, weaknesses, perceived value by trainees and trainers and how these tools can be used in a reliable and valid way.

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          Journal
          Br Dent J
          British dental journal
          Springer Nature America, Inc
          1476-5373
          0007-0610
          Nov 2013
          : 215
          : 10
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Postgraduate Student in MSc Conservative Dentistry, UCL Eastman Dental Institute, London.
          Article
          sj.bdj.2013.1098
          10.1038/sj.bdj.2013.1098
          24264671

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