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OpenCampus Portfolio: Clinical Skills/Clinical Placement weekly forms

This article will explain how to complete a Phase I Clinical Skills or Clinical Placement weekly reflection form in OpenCampus.

Each week for both Clinical Skills and Clinical Placement you are required to complete and submit a weekly reflection. These reflections are then reviewed by either your clinical skills or clinical placement tutor who will provide you with constructive feedback on your performance that week.

The Clinical Skills Weekly Record forms will be available in your Portfolio at the start of each teaching week (Thursday for Year 1 students and Friday for Year 2 students). The Clinical Placement Weekly Record forms will be available in your Portfolio on the day you have Clinical Placement (Tuesday for Year 1 students and Thursday for Year 2 students). You will have 1 week (from the deployment date) to complete your weekly Clinical Skills and Clinical Placement reflections.

Your Weekly Record form will be removed from your Portfolio page after the deadline. Failure to complete a form will result in it being marked as non-complete in your portfolio.

To complete a weekly record form, follow these simple steps:

  1. To access OpenCampus in your browser navigate to: https://opencampus.hyms.ac.uk
  2. Login with your HYMS username and password
  3. From the OpenCampus menu select Portfolio. This is will take you to your portfolio page where you will see all the outstanding portfolio items you need to complete. By default, the status filter on the page will be set to Action required.

  1. Select edit next to the form you wish to complete. This will open the form. In this example, we will complete a Clinical Skills Weekly Record form.
  2. Firstly, select whether or not you attended this session. If you did not attend the session, you are not required to provide a reflection but you still need to submit the form. If you did attend the session a text box will appear for you to write your reflection. If there was no session that week, select No session from the drop down menu.

Your reflection should include:

  • what you have done
  • what you have learnt
  • what you need to learn

Below is an example reflection:

What you have done

Our tutor went over the Calgary-Cambridge framework with us and we learnt the difference between open and closed questions. We also learnt that when we give feedback we need to describe it well in specific terms so that the person doing the interview can learn from it.

We then took it in turns to talk to the simulated patient and gave feedback to the interviewing student.

What you have learnt

I learnt how to use open and closed questions and also to try to structure the consultation using the C-C framework. It was good to talk to the simulated patient and start practicing before we saw real patients as we could keep on going over various points with different students and in different ways.

I was nervous before I went into the room with the SP and then I was anxious about what the other students would say. My feedback from them did cover some points I did well such as my introduction but I also learnt that I fidgeted a lot and used my hands a lot when talking. Also trying to think of the C-C structure and what to ask the SP as well as listening to their answers was quite difficult.

What you need to learn

I will try and get a structure in my mind of questions to ask to that I can listen to what the patient says and also respond to their questions.

I will practise talking to a real patient on placement next week. It will be good to try and use what we have learnt today.

  1. Once you have completed your weekly reflection, select the tutor who facilitated your Clinical Skills session. By default, this should display your assigned Clinical Skills tutor. However, you can change this if you had a substitute tutor for your skills session.

  1. You have the option to Save or Submit your Weekly Record. If you Save your reflection (this might be useful if you have two clinical skills sessions in a week) you will be able to edit/add to the content prior to submission. A saved form will have the status of Form in progress on your Actions Required page. Once submitted the form will be sent to your tutor who will provide you with feedback and you will not longer be able to edit your reflection.

This will now be marked within your Portfolio as action required by tutor who should provide grade and comments. Once your tutor has provided you with feedback, this form will be marked as complete. Remember, you can use the filters on your Portfolio page to organise the forms by action required/complete/actioned required by tutor.

Updated on 10/29/2019

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