Human Factors (Mandatory) (094NBT)

AvailabilityCourse was cancelled
SubjectF2 Regional Teaching
DescriptionIntroducing the principle of Human Factors and demonstrating how these are relevant to the medical practice of junior doctors.
Additional information

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VenueSouthmead L&R Building, Bristol  View details
Date & timeTuesday 14 April 2020, 09:00 to 17:00
LecturerTBC  View details
Target audience

Mandatory: Foundation Year 2

Course styleWorkshop
CateringRefreshments and Lunch
Core topicHuman Factors
CPD hours6:00
CostNo charge

Decision Making

  • Identify factors that influence decision-making in the clinical setting.


  • Describe the key components of good teamworking and apply this to clinical practice.
  • Demonstrate effective teamworking by working within a group to plan, develop and perform a short presentation.

Situational Awareness

  • Discuss the importance of situational awareness using clinical cases to illustrate potential pitfalls


  • Recognise communication ‘tools’ that can be used to improve communication in the clinical setting.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of effective communication in small group tasks and discussion.

At the end of the training day F2s will be expected to produce a ‘Human Factors Card’. This will consist of 4 bullet points, titled: Decision Making, Teamworking, Situational Awareness and Communication. Under each bullet point they will complete one action that they will take back to their clinical practice. This will serve as formative assessment of the learning.

Learning outcomes

This course links with the following Foundation Professional Capabilities (FPCs):

4, 6, 7, 8, 18, 19, 20