CLINICAL TEACHING MODULES

For CEU credit                                                            Non-Credit 

As a clinical instructor working with PT or PTA students for a week, month, or semester at a time, you get to know your learners well. In fact, you have more one-on-one time with them than many of their faculty at school. This close working relationship offers an excellent opportunity to share your assessment of the learners’ strengths and weaknesses and help further develop their skills. In this module, you will explore effective ways of providing this feedback.
 

Initially introduced as the “Five-Step `Microskills' Model of Clinical Teaching” (Neher, Gordon, Meyer, & Stevens, 1992), the One Minute Preceptor strategy has been taught across the nation (Irby 1997a, 1997b; STFM, 1993) and has been welcomed by busy preceptors. This time-tested educational material is part of the current Level 2 Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program available through the APTA. (See Below)

Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program – Level 1 (CCIP 1)

The Level 1 Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP 1) is intended for health care providers who work primarily in a clinical setting and are interested in developing their teaching abilities. Participants will explore different aspects of the clinical learning environment and will learn skills and techniques necessary to provide a structured and effective learning environment for students. The goal is not to improve individual clinical skills, but to develop and refine each participant's ability to teach, instruct, and guide the development of his or her students. Successful completion of the course provides physical therapists and physical therapist assistants with 1.6 CEU's* and the Clinical Instructor (CI) Level 1 Credential.

Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program – Level 2 (CCIP 2)

This voluntary program is designed for physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and other health care professionals who have successfully completed the APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor Level 1 Program (CCIP 1), and want to further develop their clinical teaching skills and design a clinical curriculum. The unique philosophy and design of CCIP 2 both applies and goes beyond the concepts of the structured learning environment of CCIP 1 to enable clinical educators to achieve the best outcomes for student learning. Interactive learning focuses on designing a clinical curriculum that includes and explicitly teaches professionalism, ethics, clinical reasoning, interprofessional collaborative practice, advocacy, and setting-specific patient/client management. Program participants must complete prerequisites including completion of a Level 2 Participant Dossier, a series of three online professionalism modules, and review of four articles, in addition to completing the live 2-day program with an assessment component. Upon successful completion of the entire course physical therapists and physical therapist assistants are awarded the APTA Level 2 Clinical Instructor Credential and earn continuing education units (17 contact hours/1.7 CEUs).

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