COVID-19: Education based resources

Supporting changes in physiotherapist entry level education.

World Physiotherapy resources

Webinar series

The World Physiotherapy COVID-19 Education Task Force has developed a webinar series to support educators.

The webinars are for: World Physiotherapy member organisations, physiotherapist educators, regulators, student physiotherapists, and clinical/practice educators.

They are designed to provide community support  and foster collaboration and the collective advantage that comes from shared learning.

Upcoming webinars

Webinar #2 topic: Overcoming challenges in clinical practice in times of COVID-19: revisiting the scope of clinical training

Monday 19 October 2020 at 14:00 British Summer Time (BST)

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Learning objectives:

1.    Understand how this is affecting different programmes in different parts of the world.
2.    Learn about solutions and innovations implemented. 
3.    Explore implications for education, practice, regulation and student experiences.
4.    Imagine how solutions and innovations could create lasting impact and change.

Registration link pending

Webinar #3 topic: Digital solutions for online education

Monday 16 November 2020 at 14:00 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

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Learning objectives:

1.    Understand how online learning is being used across different programmes in different parts of the world.
2.    Learn about solutions and innovations implemented. 
3.    Explore implications for education, educators, and students, including consideration of diversity and inclusion, and the ability to teach and learn in an online environment.
4.    Imagine how solutions and innovations could create lasting impact and change.

Registration link pending

Webinar #4 topic: Reimagining PT entry level education – learning from COVID-19

Monday 21 December 2020 at 14:00 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

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Learning objectives:

1.    Understand how practice has changed in the short term and what longer term changes are expected.
2.    Learn about practice innovations implemented and foreseen that need to be mirrored with change in education.
3.    Explore implications for practice, education, policy and regulation.
4.    Imagine how solutions and innovations could create lasting impact and change.

Registration link pending

Past webinars

Webinar #1 topic: Teaching spaces with restrictions

Moderators Suh-Fang Jeng and Emma Stokes, and panellists Oscar Ronzio, Nina Ryland Olsen, and Roy Film discuss: What does it mean to teach in learning spaces with restrictions? Click here to view moderator and speaker biographies

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Learning objectives:

1.    Understand how this is affecting different programmes in different parts of the world.
2.    Learn about solutions and innovations implemented. 
3.    Explore implications for educators, students and facilities.
4.    Imagine how solutions and innovations could create lasting impact and change.

 

World Physiotherapy network for physiotherapy educators

The World Physiotherapy network for physiotherapy educators Facebook group is an important platform for resources to support many of the changes happening for educators arising from COVID-19, including developments in online education and assessment

 

Other organisations

Physiopedia is providing support to universities with 30 days free access to Physioplus.

The International Neurological Physical Therapy Association (INPA) hosted a webinar on Teaching NeuroPT in These Crazy Times: Challenges and Opportunities on 30 April 2020. Visit their website for more details.

INPTRA webinar on TelehealthClinical Education Considerations on 7 May 2020. Visit the INPTRA website for more details.

InBeta has a section on moving to online learning for physiotherapy.

Listen to the BJSM podcast – Educators in a Dangerous Time: effective online healthcare education with Dr Jackie Whittaker.

The American Council of Academic Physical Therapy have produced the following resources:

 

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