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Title: Capturing time spent on clinical education during physiotherapy internships
Authors: Pinsonneault, Lisa
MacNeil, Carla
Zygouras, Katherina
Yakerson, Alla
Advisor: Mori, Brenda
Hébert, Debbie
Switzer-McIntyre, Sharon
Department: Physical Therapy
Keywords: clinical internship
supervision time
Issue Date: 2009
Abstract: Purpose: This study aimed to capture the time spent on clinical education from the perspectives of students and Clinical Instructors participating in University of Toronto physiotherapy internships. Methods: MScPT students completing their first or second musculoskeletal internship, or their cardiorespiratory internship, and their respective Clinical Instructors, were invited to participate. In order to capture time spent on clinical education over the course of the five-week internship, a time-tracking tool was developed for participants to record the time spent on ten clinical education activities. Results: Fifteen percent of Clinical Instructors and ten percent of students completed the time-tracking tool. Responses indicated that on average students and Clinical Instructors spent 3.6 hours per day on clinical education. The results also indicated that private practice clinicians spend more time on clinical education activities than physiotherapists in other settings. Finally, it was determined that there was no significant difference between the time spent on clinical education during first and second year internships. Conclusion: This study provides a workable estimate of the time spent on clinical education during physiotherapy internships. These values will allow clinicians to make a more informed decision when determining whether or not they will agree to participate in a physiotherapy internship.
Description: Affiliated institutions include: University of Toronto (D. H补rt, B. Mori, S. Switzer-McIntyre)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/25242
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