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 #4 topic: Fostering good mental health of students and educators during the pandemic

Monday 11 January 2021 at 14:00 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

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Learning objectives:

1.    Understand how changes introduced to physiotherapist entry level programmes because of COVID-19 affect mental health of students and educators in different parts of the world.
2.    Learn about solutions and innovations implemented by institutions/departments to foster mental health and wellbeing of students and educators.
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 while ensuring mental health of students and educators.
4.    Imagine how solutions and innovations could create lasting impact and change to ensure mental health and wellbeing of students and educators.

Registration link to follow

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

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.

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

Moderators Judith Deutsch and John Xerri de Caro, and panellists Soraya Maart, Joost van WIjchen and Dyanna Haley-Rezac will discuss these challenges. Click here to view moderator and speaker biographies.

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.

Webinar #3 topic: Digital solutions for online learning

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

Moderators Rachael Lowe and Djenana Jalovcic, and panellists Marco Y. C. Pang, Nihad A. Almasri, and Michael Rowe examine the digital solutions for online education Click here to view moderator and speaker biographies

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.

 

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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