Responding to emerging needs:Development of adapted performance indicators for physiotherapy student assessment in telehealth. This paper describes representative consensus across Universities regarding use of the Assessment of Physiotherapy Practice (APP) tool and the development of adapted APP performance indicators for use in telehealth.

Rosemary Corrigan, Irmina Nahon, Casey Peiris, Lauren Jeffery, Ruth Dunwoodie, Alison Francis-Cracknell

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Abstract

Clinical placements in 2020 have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Ensuring that effective clinical placement opportunities continue during this time remains the
priority of the Clinical Education Managers Australia and New Zealand (CEMANZ). Supporting
educators to assess student competency when service delivery models are altered to embrace
telehealth services, has been integral to achieving this.
Telehealth has been widely adopted to maintain services and contact with patients during the
pandemic. Physiotherapy clinical educators voiced concern about the applicability of the
Assessment of Physiotherapy Practice (APP) tool in this emerging learning environment and
sought guidance from University Clinical Education Managers. This paper describes
representative consensus across Universities regarding use of the Assessment of Physiotherapy
Practice (APP) tool and the development of adapted APP performance indicators for use in
telehealth. Clinical educators can use these adapted performance indicators to guide assessment
of student competency for students completing placements in a telehealth setting.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-27
Number of pages20
JournalAustralian Journal of Clinical Education
Volume9
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021

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