SayPro SAQA Training Material 9445

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        1.  Clinical knowledge and competence

The qualifying learner demonstrates specialist skills of a standard which enables him or her to sit the external examination in the speciality administered by the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa, or the internal University examination.
The learner:
Uses problem-solving techniques, which draw on her or his multi-faceted knowledge, in order to arrive at a diagnosis and treatment for a patient
Is able to communicate efficiently and effectively with the patient and other health care workers as a team
Shows sustained competence in psychomotor skills necessary for the practice of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and is competent and responsible in the use of instruments and equipment necessary for this practice

  1. Research ability
    The qualifying learner
    Shows research mastery through the production of a research report which demonstrates skills including the ability to evaluate research, review literature, design and perform a study, collect data, perform and interpret statistical analyses on data, interpret results and draw conclusions
    Conducts all research with due regard for the moral, legal and ethical accountability and requirements of the profession
    Practices Evidence-Based Medicine by critically evaluating published literature in the field and applies it in practice
    Is able to guide junior candidates who are studying or working in the same branch of specialisation

  2. Attitudes and values
    The qualifying learner
    Shows respect for patients and colleagues without prejudice, with an understanding and appreciation of their diversities of background and opportunity, language and culture
    Where applicable, refers patients to practitioners who are more appropriately qualified than he or she is to treat certain conditions
    Demonstrates an awareness, through actions or in writing, of the moral, legal and ethical responsibilities involved in individual patient care and the provision of care to populations
    Considers both the impact of health care on the environment as well as the impact of the environment on health
    Strives to improve patient care, to reduce inequalities in health care delivery, to optimise the use of health care resources in our society and uses his or her professional capabilities to contribute to community as well as to individual patient welfare by the practise of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

  3. Teaching role
    The qualifying learner:
    Can teach, through clinical practice at the specialist level, the application of knowledge from the basic to an advanced level to other professionals
    Communicates this knowledge by teaching undergraduates and supervising interns and more junior colleagues in the speciality.

  4. Self development
    The qualifying learner
    Uses appropriate strategies for learning that will prepare him or her for continued professional development throughout life, both as a specialist doctor and as a responsible citizen
    Acknowledges responsibility for continuing professional development (CPD) in order to keep up to date with new developments and to maintain accreditation and meet statutory CPD requirements
    Identifies personal limitations and develops the capacity of self audit and participates in the peer review process, showing a willingness to seek help when necessary

Integrated Assessment

Integrated assessment is performed on a continuous basis through evaluation of performance in clinical practice. Further, the research report that the learner submits is used in the integrated assessment of research mastery. 


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