Background. There is no national tool for student placement assessment in dietetics. A new concept in work-based assessment, Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) describe key activities a work-ready practitioner can perform independently. Aims. To design, implement and evaluate a dietetic student placement assessment tool using EPAs in clinical dietetics. Methods. An action research model incorporating student, supervisor and educator co-design was used to revise an electronic placement assessment tool. A mixed-methods approach using online surveys and focus groups (four cohorts final year students n=38 and supervisors n=20) provided feedback on assessment strategies including EPAs and existing tool utility. The revised placement assessment tool with embedded EPAs was piloted and implemented in three consecutive dietetic student cohorts (students n=45, supervisors n=30) and evaluated using online surveys to determine feasibility, face-validity and acceptability. Results. Seven students (18%) and eight supervisors (40%) returned pre-implementation surveys. Three supervisor focus groups (n=15 total) and one student...

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