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This online course is for physiotherapists who want to support and assess the practice learning of physiotherapy students on placement.

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This is an online course - necessary social distancing due to COVID-19

This Physiotherapy Practice Educator Course would normally take place as face to face delivery at the university's Collegiate Campus. However, due to necessary social distancing for everyone's safety and to ensure that the training course will continue to be available for practising physiotherapists, the programme has been restructured so that it can continue to be delivered online.

The online course will continue to maintain its same high standard of delivery and the value of its completion certificate will be unchanged.

Who should attend the course?

This online course will suit physiotherapists who have little or no experience of supervising students on placements or clinicians. This also includes physiotherapists who have had experience of working with students but have not been able to do so for some time.

Candidates will be qualified, physiotherapists, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and been practising for a minimum of 18 months.

What does the training involve

The course comprise an initial Day 1, a physiotherapy student placement, followed by Day 2 to round the course off; it will also include your Reflections of the work you carried out with the student - this will form an integral part of your peer assessment. There will be approximately a six months period between Day 1 and Day 2 to enable you to work with a physiotherapy student on placement.

The Course Workbook

The course explores the roles and skills of a Practice Educator and is supported, throughout, by and electronic workbook. The workbook will be emailed to you once you have been confirmed as being booked on the course. To get a feel for the course, it is recommended that you have a general read through the workbook in time to attend Day 1.

At the beginning of the workbook, there is a short pre-course section to complete before Day 1.

An integral part of the workbook will be your Reflections of your learning experience from working with and supporting the student placed with you. It is recommended that you endeavour to keep your Reflections in mind during the student placement and make regular notes in your workbook while activities are still fresh in mind.

How the online course will be delivered

The course will mainly be delivered via a Zoom online meeting. It is appreciated that you may have difficulty accessing the Zoom meeting due to any necessary Firewall restrictions in place by your employer. If this is the situation for you, we recommend you access the Zoom meeting via your laptop or other device. The ideal environment would be to attend the Zoom meeting at you home, but under present circumstances this may not be possible for you.

The university has been rolling out MS Teams across the Colleges and eventually this will be used instead of Zoom. There is a bit of a learning curve here but staff are becoming steadily more conversant with the MS Teams application.

Continued self-directed learning

As a Practice Educator, it is always useful to keep up to date, when possible, with helpful, associated learning resources. For members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, there is a lot of very useful and practical information on their website under Members Resources. In addition, the Physiotherapy Academic Team at SHU will be able to give you guidance if there is something specific that you would like to expand your skills in.

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