In this section
Criteria for Evaluation of VFPMS Competencies
In 2007 the Victorian Forensic Paediatric
Medial Service awarded the inaugural Certificate of Competency to the
first advanced trainee to successfully complete the VFPMS Training
Program and demonstrate the possession of core and case-specific
The framework for VFPMS assessment of competencies is based on the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health model.
VFPMS considers three levels of competency.
In order to attain a Certificate of
Competency a candidate must demonstrate all core competencies and at
least five of seven case-specific competencies.
Skills have been defined in broad terms in keeping with the curriculum for RACP Community Child Health.
Methods of evaluation include (but are not limited to)
Fellows are expected to keep a log of all cases seen.
It is expected that Fellows will gain
these competencies by working their way through the RACP curricula and
in accordance with the VFPMS Training Program. It is NOT a requirement
that all aspects of the training program must be covered during the
rotation. Fellows are free to explore alternative strategies to ensure
that they gain knowledge, skills and behaviours that are likely to be of
benefit to the trainee for his/her future career.
Additional information about the evaluation of competencies and the VFPMS Training Program is available from firstname.lastname@example.org