Journal article

Simulation can offer a sustainable contribution to clinical education in osteopathy

Kylie M Fitzgerald, Tracy Denning, Brett R Vaughan, Michael J Fleischmann, Brian C Jolly

Chiropractic and Manual Therapies | BMC | Published : 2019

Abstract

Background: Clinical education forms a substantial component of health professional education. Increased cohorts in Australian osteopathic education have led to consideration of alternatives to traditional placements to ensure adequate clinical exposure and learning opportunities. Simulated learning offers a new avenue for sustainable clinical education. The aim of the study was to explore whether directed observation of simulated scenarios, as part replacement of clinical hours, could provide an equivalent learning experience as measured by performance in an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE). Methods: The year 3 osteopathy cohort were invited to participate in replacement of ..

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