Academics in Advance of Clinical Placement
There are 6 physiotherapy placements throughout the 2-year program. Before students are eligible for clinical placement, they will have to demonstrate competence at the expected level of performance in key areas during their academic block. Physiotherapy practice cases, team-based learning, and clinical laboratory learning will be used to help students develop competencies within each of the competency domains.
Physiotherapy Entrustable Professional Activity Assessments (PEPAA)
A new online assessment system tracks students’ progress earlier, providing more frequent feedback on clinically relevant tasks or responsibilities (the day-to-day activities that you do as a therapist and students perform on placement). These will be embedded throughout placements rather than a big midterm and final evaluation.
Placement Timing and Academic Half Days
Placements are 7 weeks long within an 8-week block, a minimum of 210 hours, and 4.5 days per week. Academic half days are embedded throughout placements to allow students to participate in educational activities hosted by the university that will support their learning along-side their physiotherapy placements.