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Clinical Reflection
Learn how to become a more effective clinician through reflection

1.5-2 hours





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Reflection is part of everyday life and a crucial part of learning. By reflecting on our actions and thought processes we learn from experience. For Physiotherapists clinical reflection should form part of their everyday practice and continued educational goal settings. Some professional organisations even require clinical reflective writing as part of the CEU portfolio of their members. Clinical reflection guides our professional development, clinical reasoning, and helps us to understand why we do what we do. The course will introduce clinical reflection for both the student and the clinician. The different types of reflection will be introduced as well as clinical reasoning and how it is different for the novice and experienced physiotherapist. Clinical reflection for portfolio writing and tips for developing reflection skills will be discussed.


This course aims to provide you with different types of Clinical Reflection for novices and experienced therapists with specific physiotherapy scenarios to enable you to incorporate clinical reflection into your practice and educational goal setting.


The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video interview with a topic specialist
  2. Related reading
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.


Availability - this course is online and can be completed on your own schedule.

Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1.5-2 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.

Types of Activities - Watching videos, reading, a final quiz and participating in an international discussion forum.

Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1.5 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • describe two different types of clinical reflection
  • list two practical techniques that can be used to add value to clinical reflection


For special needs or accommodations please contact us with details of how we can meet your needs.

Featured reviews
A well explained and informative course for both students and more advanced Physio practitioners that highlights the necessity of reflection in all aspects of our professional and personal lives.
Hayley Ingham
United Kingdom
This course lays solid groundwork enabling both reflection and communication to be clear, concrete and demonstrable exercises. I would encourage PT departments to initiate peer reflective exercises using the resources this course offers.
Yvonne frizzell
This course is an amazing eye-opener to new physiotherapy students. A detailed and constructive introduction to Clinical Referencing which will allow you to gain new and useful information which can be applied to everyday life and clinical placement settings. Will definitely make you start writing down reflection pieces about your actions!
Gabriele Valerio
United Kingdom