INNOVATIONS IN CLINICAL EDUCATION FOR PHYSIOTHERAPY STUDENTS

Grant number: LP0776270 | Funding period: 2008 - 2011

Completed

Abstract

Australia has workforce shortages and an ageing population. Physiotherapists are key players in promoting and maintaining good health through their leadership in physical activity and rehabilitation to retain Australians in the workforce and to ensure quality of life for our ageing population. There is a national shortage of physiotherapists. Increasing numbers of physiotherapists are being trained, requiring new models of clinical training as there is no capacity in conventional training to cope with student numbers. This research will develop and evaluate new models of training incorporating standardised patients (actors) and simulators (mannequins) which increase education capacity. Model..

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