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ERIC Number: EJ943288
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0191-491X
Using Student Centred Evaluation for Curriculum Enhancement: An Examination of Undergraduate Physiotherapy Education in Relation to Physical Activity and Exercise Prescription
O'Donoghue, Grainne; Doody, Catherine; Cusack, Tara
Studies in Educational Evaluation, v37 n2-3 p170-176 Jun-Sep 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine physiotherapy students' perceptions of current education content of entry-level physiotherapy programmes in terms of physical activity (PA) and exercise promotion and prescription (EPP). Sixty-two physiotherapy students from three Irish Universities participated. Three Structured Group Feedback Sessions (SGFS) were conducted. Using open-ended questions, group opinions were sought in relation to their PA and EPP education. In accordance with SGFS methodology, comments that received majority support were recorded. Data were analysed using "Framework Analysis" methodology. Emerging themes related to (i) course content, (ii) clinical education, and (iii) methods of teaching and learning. The SGFS approach was found to be a useful method, providing an opportunity for students to substantiate and expand on their views. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ireland