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.
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 organizations 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.
This short course consists of three main elements:
- Video interview with a topic specialist
- Related reading
Course aimsThis 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.
Hours of learning
Completing this course will involve approximately 1.5 hours of learning activities and these can be completed on a participant’s own schedule.
This is a short course comprised of 3 components, a video, a reading section(s), and a quiz. No deadlines are applied and this course can be started and completed according to your own schedule. We expect the required elements of the entire course to take around 1.5-2 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally, there may be some optional resources provided and a discussion forum activity. If you choose to engage with these the course could take longer to complete. 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 PP+ points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.
Types of activitiesReading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
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
Requirements to complete this course
In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate you will need to:
- Be part of the Physiopedia Plus Community Culture.
- Log as completed all the required learning activities (represented by the orange icons!).
- Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
- Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
- Complete a course evaluation form.