This guideline has been developed for the use of WCPT member organisations focussed on the delivery of high quality experiences in professional entry level education.
While the guideline has been developed for and with input from member organisations of WCPT the intention is that it may be used by countries where associations and education programmes do not currently exist and where the profession is not represented in WCPT.
Recognising that the clinical education component of the physical therapist professional entry level education programme varies around the world, this guideline sets out the issues to be considered in developing clinical education opportunities for student physical therapists.
It is anticipated that different countries will use the guideline to varying extents dependent on their needs. Individual WCPT member organisations and programme developers may modify and interpret the guideline within the context of their situation, while aiming to maintain the quality clinical education opportunities the guideline is designed to facilitate.
Other policies and intended to assist in the delivery of education policy include:
- Policy statement: Education
- Guideline: Physical therapist professional entry level education
- Guideline: Delivering quality continuing professional development for physical therapists
- Guideline: Standard evaluation process for accreditation/recognition of physical therapist professional entry level education programmes (PDF)