CAFS team win teaching award

Giles Perryer, Upen Patel, James Kelly, David Attrill and Deborah White were invited to Hornton Grange at the University of Birmingham to receive the award for Educational Enhancement & Innovation for their work on the Clinical Assessment and Feedback System (CAFS). The award was presented by Pro Vice Chancellor Jeff Bale, and the director of the Teaching Academy, Professor Jon Green.

CAFS is an intuitive web-based application used by teachers and students at the School of Dentistry to record student clinical performance, reflective learning and teacher feedback. Dental students at the University of Birmingham undertake over 60,000 dental procedures per year and CAFS allows clinical experience and performance to be monitored and analysed, providing a highly personalised learning experience for the student.

The successful creation and implementation of this highly complex system in a very demanding time-frame has been a credit to the determination and leadership skills of the School’s CAFS team. The technical members of the team have created a robust, scalable and resilient system, ready for CAFS to be deployed to other dental schools throughout the world.