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Many different reflective frameworks have been developed to support the important activity of clinical reflection. These frameworks while different have many similarities and can be used in clinical reflection while treating a patient, thinking back on a specific patient scenario, as part of training and educational goal development, and in portfolio writing. It is important to be aware of and practice using different frameworks in order to determine the right framework for any particular circumstance. Different reflective frameworks will be discussed with information on how and when to apply them for clinical reflection. Reflective writing and thinking will be explored for both the student and the practising physiotherapist. Practical advice will be shared on how to undertake critical reflection in different situations.
This course aims to introduce to you different Reflective Frameworks and to provide guidance on selecting and applying them in your Clinical Reflection.
The course content is split into the following sections:
- Video interview with a topic specialist
- Related reading
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.
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 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 - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. 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 Physioplus 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:
- Respect the Physioplus Community Culture.
- Log all the required learning activities as complete (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.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- discuss 3 different types of Clinical Reflective Frameworks
- identify 3 ways Clinical Reflection applies in physiotherapy practice
- list the 3 benefits and 4 barriers to reflective practice
Student, United Kingdom
The course was very insightful and made me think more about physiotherapy practice and how I will use the approaches/frameworks in practice to progress as a physiotherapist.
David Saater Gideon
This course is no doubt a building block for good clinical physiotherapy practice.
Really a great course. I would recommend this course and all of the courses of Physiopedia to anyone wanting to deepen their knowledge of managing pain and dysfunction.