We must seek to understand what constitutes effective entry level clinical education [2]

Lucy S. Chipchase, Marie Williams, Sheila Scutter, Megan B. Dalton

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Abstract

Thank you for the opportunity to respond to the concerns raised by Emeritus Professor Ruth Grant, Chair of ACOPRA, regarding our Editorial Is education immune from evidencebased scrutiny? As Professor Grant has confirmed, ACOPRA does not require that entry level physiotherapy programs provide 1000 hours of supervised clinical practice to their students. We acknowledge that an explicit statement about the amount of clinical education required within entry-level physiotherapy programs is not within ACOPRA documentation. However, the responses and feedback to this Editorial suggest that there is a level of misunderstanding amongst clinicians and academics that 1000 clinical hours is still a requirement for entry level training. The clarification provided by the WCPT and the response by ACOPRA to our Editorial provide timely and accessible statements concerning this issue.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-254
Number of pages2
JournalAustralian Journal of Physiotherapy
Volume50
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2004
Externally publishedYes

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