Part I Module Titles and Learning Objectives:
  • ● Vision and Professionalism
    ○ Understand the benefits of being a clinical instructor and how it impacts your practice
    ○ Interpret the APTA Guidelines for Clinical Instructors
    ○ Relate how the APTA’s new vision and Vision 2020 apply to clinical education
    ○ Relate the APTA’s Professionalism core values and how it relates to clinical instruction
  • ● Communication
    ○ Describe the various factors affecting communication as it relates to clinical education.
  • ● Benefits of a Clinical Education Program
    ○ Describe the benefits of clinical education to the following stakeholders:
      ■ The student
      ■ The clinical instructor
      ■ The clinical site
      ■ The academic program
      ■ The patient
    ○ Analyze how a clinical education program can benefit your staff and site
  • ● Key Stakeholder Roles and Relationships
    ○ Identify the stakeholders in clinical education
    ○ Describe the roles, relationships, and responsibilities of each stakeholder in clinical education
  • ● Developing a Clinical Education Program
    ○ Describe best practices and guidelines for clinical education sites
    ○ Outline the legal document requirements to become a clinical site
    ○ Plan the steps necessary to prepare for a student’s arrival at your facility
    ○ Develop a clinical curriculum to guide your students’ experiences at your facility
  • ● Teaching and Learning Principles
    ○ Understand current teaching and learning theories as they apply to best practice in the clinical setting.
    ○ Describe characteristics of the adult learner.
    ○ Differentiate between domains of learning.
  • ● Behavior Objectives and Time Saving Ideas
    ○ Apply the understanding of behavioral objectives to their clinical setting
    ○ Implement active learning strategies
  • ● Assessing Clinical Readiness and Enhancing Clinical Learning
    ○ Determine the most appropriate way to assess clinical readiness and enhance clinical learning.
  • ● Clinical Reasoning
    ○ Apply concepts of teaching clinical reasoning to the novice to expert learner.
  • ● Feedback
    ○ Understand delivery methods of formative and summative feedback.
    ○ Demonstrate reflective practice strategies.
  • ● Reflection
    ○ Understand the why reflection is important and how it is used in the clinical environment.
    ○ Demonstrate reflective practice strategies and guide students in the process.
Part I Questions:
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