What is the curriculum?
The foundation programme curriculum 2016 (the curriculum) sets out the framework for educational progression that will support the first two years of professional development, following graduation from medical school. The "Curriculum" portfolio menu item is the e-portfolio version of the syllabus section of the curriculum.
The syllabus is organised into four sections reflecting the central themes set out in Good Medical Practice.
Section 1: Professional behaviour and trust
Section 2: Communication, team working and leadership
Section 3: Clinical care
Section 4: Safety and quality
The links on this page take you to the UK Foundation Programme Office's and GMC's websites respectively.
Learn more about the curriculum in Horus.
What is a foundation professional capability (FPC)?
There are 20 foundation programme training ‘outcomes’ to be achieved within the curriculum; these are termed ‘foundation professional capabilities’ (FPCs) and are fully explained in the curriculum.
There are 20 FPCs, split into 4 syllabus sections, describing the key clinical and professional aspects of medical practice. FPCs are the outcomes of foundation training and indicate what the doctor in training is expected to be able to do.
In order to progress from F1 into F2 and from F2 into GP or specialty training the foundation doctor has to be signed off for each FPC as having met or exceeded the minimum levels of performance required for sign off.
Within the e-portfolio foundation doctors must provide evidence of how their achievements related to each FPC meet or exceed the expected minimum standard of performance for their year of foundation training. This is done by mapping relevant portfolio content to each FPC. Look out for the "use as evidence" link by each completed form - COMING SOON.
Where is the curriculum in Horus?
The curriculum is found in each foundation doctor's portfolio menu item called "Curriculum". Open this portfolio menu item to view the curriculum.
Anyone who has access to the foundation doctor's portfolio has access to this section.
Within this page you will have access to the following information:
- The four sections of syllabus, broken down further into the 20 FPCs - NOW AVAILABLE
- A list of any e-portfolio content that has been mapped as evidence to each FPC - NOW AVAILABLE
- F1 and F2 descriptors for each FPC - NOW AVAILABLE
- e-LfH modules that are considered particularly relevant to each FPC - NOW AVAILABLE
- Note that this section will not show which modules the foundation doctor has completed - it will show which modules they may consider completing to add to the evidence base for achievement of a specific FPC
- Educational supervisor ratings for each section - COMING SOON
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How do I map a portfolio item to the curriculum as evidence?
A portfolio item can be mapped as evidence to as many foundation professional capabilities (FPCs) as required.
The process for evidence mapping to the curriculum is:
1. Portfolio > Contents
2. Find the portfolio item (that is, the form) that you want to map
3. To the right of the form, underneath the date it was submitted, select "map to curriculum"
4. The curriculum will pop up, showing the four sections:
5. Select the section under which you want to map the portfolio item
6. Select the FPC against which you want to map the portfolio item:
7. The item is now mapped. Select more FPCs if required:
8. Select "close" in the top right-hand corner of the pop-up when you're finished.
Learn about how to "un-map" a portfolio item.
How do I "un-map" a portfolio item to the curriculum as evidence?
To remove a curriculum mapping from a portfolio item:
1. Follow the mapping process - selecting an existing mapping will un-select that mapping (see below).
2. Portfolio item mapped to two FPCs:
3. Select "1: Acts professionally" - this is now "un-mapped":
4. Select "close" in the top right-hand corner of the pop-up when you're finished.
Are educational supervisors required to rate the curriculum?
Yes, educational supervisors are required to rate each of the 4 sections of the curriculum as either satisfactory, partially met or not yet met requirements in advance of ARCP.
This feature is not yet available in Horus. It will be available in time for the pre-ARCP period.