Title CoBaTrICE-IT Competency Based Training in Intensive Care in Europe – Innovation Transfer
Project Number UK/07/LLP-LdV/TOI-003
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Country UK-United Kingdom
Marketing Text The aim of the CoBaTrICE project is to provide an international Competency Based Training programme for Intensive Care Medicine in Europe and other world regions.
The CoBaTrICE Collaboration was formed in 2003 to define outcomes of specialist medical training in Intensive Care, and to develop an international training programme. The project is partly funded by the European Commission (Leonardo Programme) and supported by the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (lead organisation). The project is divided into four main phases.
1) A survey of national Intensive Care Medicine training programmes across Europe and other world regions
2) The development of a comprehensive competency based syllabus
3) Development of assessment guidelines
4) Connect the competency based syllabus to an electronic- portfolio
The first 2 phases are completed and we are currently working on phase 3.
The underlying principle of this project is that an intensive care doctor trained in one country should possess the same core skills and abilities as one trained in another, thereby ensuring a common standard of clinical competence. 'Competence' can be defined in terms of the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours required to perform a particular task, and the standard required in its performance. CoBaTrICE has achieved this through a worldwide process of consultation and consensus-building, involving specialist physicians and trainees, nurses and allied health professionals, patients and their relatives, national and international organisations.
The first step was to create an international collaboration. We brought together more than 80 national coordinators and deputies to represent training organisations. Others, including medical trainees contributed to the working groups at various stages in the project. The success of CoBaTrICE is due to their enthusiasm and commitment.
Recognition, transparency, certification
Open and distance learning
Sectors Human Health and Social Work Activities
program or curricula
open and distance learning
material for open learning
Product information CoBaTrICE-IT is the current phase of the project and involves the research and development of accreditation and workplace based assessment guidelines to link with the syllabus and competencies of the training programme, and define the outcomes of medical training in intensive care across Europe and other world regions.