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by Dr Clare Oakley and
Prof Femi Oyebode
Last reviewed: September 2015
Educational supervision is at the centre
of the training of psychiatrists. A crucial component of this
supervision is feedback to trainees about their progress to enable
their effective development as psychiatrists.
Workplace-based assessments (WPBAs) require effective
supervision and feedback for trainees, and this module aims to
introduce supervision and feedback in this context.
In particular, we consider:
We look at strategies to successfully provide both positive and
negative feedback. Scenario-based video clips are shown throughout
the module to help demonstrate giving feedback to
This module assumes a working knowledge of the WPBAs used by The
Royal College of Psychiatrists. Further information about this
can be found on the
Portfolio Online & WPBA Information page of the College
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