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#15: Assessing practical skills remotely

This is the second episode in a short series of conversations around how physiotherapy educators might adapt to the sudden requirement to run the programme fully online as a result of the global Covid-19 pandemic. In this episode we discuss different experiences and ideas about how educators might consider assessing practical skills remotely.

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#10: Narrative reasoning

Narrative reasoning is the capability to apprehend and understand patients` “stories”, illness experiences, meaning perspectives, contexts, beliefs and cultures. An ability to recognize, interpret and be moved to action by an individual’s story of illness is a key attribute in person-centred practice. However students and novice professionals often find it difficult to engage in narrative forms of reasoning and collaborative models of practice, focusing instead on biomedical aspects.

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#8: Classroom-based assessment

In this episode, we had a relatively free-flowing conversation on the issues of classroom-based assessment. We wanted to get into the specifics of the essays, MCQ tests, reflections and other theory-type papers that students write as part of their curricular work. Of course, we recognise that there is no real distinction between “university” and “clinical” assessment in practice but we wanted to specifically discuss the kinds of assessment tasks that lecturers typically set for students in the classroom.

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#7: Cost and value in health professions education

In this episode, I talk to Stephen Maloney and Jon Foo on the topic of cost and value in health professions education. Steve and Jon are both associated with the Society for Cost and Value in Health Professions Education, an organisation that aims to advance effective and sustainable health professions education by increasing the evidence base for decision making, particularly with respect to questions around the cost of educational interventions, and the value returned as a result.

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