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MPF Other Tasks Guidelines - Candidates going to exams in October 2012 and March 2013 Print E-mail
GUIDELINES


These guidelines cover submission and evaluation of the other tasks in the Management Practice Folio (MPF).

Candidates will participate in the MPF while undertaking their supervised workplace experience. It thus parallels this period of experience i.e. in normal circumstances 100 points is accrued over two-three years. For a Candidate who has Advanced Standing (or recognition of prior learning), pro-rata MPF points will be allocated.

Candidates will not pass or fail their Candidacy on the basis of scores on individual MPF tasks. However, they will need to submit enough pieces of work to accrue 100 points, or defined pro- rata points, before they will be considered to have satisfied the RACMA Candidacy requirements. A minimum of 80 points must be accrued by April of the year in which a Candidate sits the final oral examination.

Candidates are advised to attempt to cover as wide a range of MPF tasks as possible and to limit themselves to no more than two of the same type of task and a maximum of 3 sourced from the workplace.

Tasks submitted should not previously have been used for an alternative assessment purpose, e.g. a paper for an academic program. All tasks will have been prepared during the period of supervised medical management work experience undertaken during the RACMA Fellowship Training Program.


Pre - Existing Work

  • Where the piece of writing is a work task, the Candidate and the Preceptor will ensure that sign off has been given by the Candidate's supervisor that this is original work i.e. original thought, has not been rewritten by another staff member and contribution to the work by other staff members will be clearly identified.
  • Such work that has already been written will be accompanied by a short written piece that is between 250-500 words to acknowledge the context of the task preparation. This will show the Candidate's role, some context for the work, reason for it, result, process, etc. This will assist the censor in understanding the context in which the piece was prepared and how others may have participated in the experience and/or production of the task.
  • Where the task has been a lengthy submission, the executive summary will be evaluated, but the full report may be appended if the Candidate wishes.
  • Appropriate referencing must be made when relevant
  • Appropriate de-identification of persons and organisations must be observed.


New Work

  • New work prepared by the Candidate for the MPF will be between 900 - 1200 words.


Points Allocation

  • Other MPF tasks are additional to the Letter to the Editor but contribute to the total requirement for 100 points over three years of the Fellowship Training Program, i.e. 'Other Tasks' total 80 points
  • Tasks will be allocated between 10 and 25 points depending on whether this is a new piece of work or has already been prepared for work purposes.
  • If Candidates are awarded Advanced Standing, the requirement to complete 100 points is reduced in the following way:
    • 6 months RPL 90 MPF points over 30 months
    • 12 months RPL 70 MPF points over 24 months
    • 18 months RPL 60 MPF points over 18 months
    • 24 months RPL 40 MPF points over 12 months

A Candidate who has a difficulty meeting the requirements of the MPF should discuss the difficulty with the Preceptor or with the College.

All tasks should be submitted under the appropriate Cover Sheet for MPF tasks.


Types of Other Tasks

Refer to the MPF Other Task guidelines here

Also note there are two additional/optional tasks included in this table for October 2012 and March 2013 examinees.

These are:

Research webinar and comment about learning and potential application

This webinar is the introduction to the College's Research Training Program and will cover: Health Services Research at RACMA; Components of Health Services Research; Theoretical perspectives in health services research; methods and methodology, Research methodology and methods; Examples of qualitative research in health services; The important of research questions; Ethical issues in health services research; Governance of research; Research Publication

A Candidate going to the exams in 2012 and March 2013 who shows evidence of completion of this program will be able to record 20 points for their MPF.

Please check with the National Office for details about this program and how to register for the program.


Indigenous Health webinar, e-modules and evaluation

Commencing 2012 the College will provide two seminars and access to three e-learning modules as part of a new program of learning about Indigenous Health. The first webinar will be an introductory one and the second will be one which discusses and evaluates the experience of the e-learning modules.

A Candidate going to the exams in 2012 and March 2013 who shows evidence of completion of this program will be able to record 20 points for their MPF.

Please check with the National Office for details about this program and how to register for the program.

MPF Other Tasks Cover Sheet

All submissions of MPF Other Tasks must include the appropriate Cover Sheet.

 

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