Presented by the Iowa Clinical Education Consortium.
Basic: Physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapists, certified occupational therapist assistants, speech language pathologists, recreational therapists, and other health care professionals.
Advanced: Physical therapists who are APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructors and who have supervised at least one student since completing the basic education and credentialing program are eligible to register for this program.
Basic: This course addresses planning and implementing clinical education experiences for physical therapy students. Skills of evaluation are discussed, as well as the identification and management of students with exceptional situations. Also included is a brief look at legal implications for clinical educators, including issues presented by ADA legislation.
Advanced: This program brings two constructs together in one professional development program that advances both clinical teaching and best practice when providing student clinical education. Using a case-based and interactive approach to education, this program provides participants with the essential knowledge and skill to more effectively teach and mentor students in the context of a doctoring profession. Through the program’s unique philosophy and design, best outcomes will be achieved for student learning by concurrently advancing concepts of clinical teaching and clinical practice.
Basic: At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
- Recognize the roles and responsibilities of a clinical instructor.
- Write behavioral objectives that measure the student’s performance.
- Identify characteristics of the adult learner.
- Influence the student’s learning by understanding readiness to learn and learning styles.
- Facilitate learning in the clinical environment.
- Differentiate between formative and summative evaluation.
- Identify selected tools used in providing evaluative feedback to students.
- Manage the exceptional student in clinical education.
- Lead co-workers in being better prepared to provide effective clinical education.
- Identify the legal responsibilities of a clinical educator.
Advanced: At the conclusion of the program, CIs will be able to teach using pedagogical methods that enable learners with patients/clients to integrate more complex concepts by demonstrating:
- Consistent application of professional standards & regulations
- Autonomous practice, professionalism, EBP, and elements of Vision 2020
- Correct use of the patient/client management model
- Clinical decision making
- The importance of lifelong learning through an individual professional development plan
- Professional communication, including documentation
CIs will be more effective and efficient practitioners and clinical instructors by:
- Advancing clinical teaching concepts learned in CI Education & Credentialing Program (Level I)
- Synthesizing information from APTA, FSBPT, CAPTE, and State & Federal regulations
Modeling, integrating, and promoting behaviors congruent with and reflective of Vision 2020 and the Core Values
Achieving successful patient/client and student outcomes through use of best practice information
Living the philosophy of lifelong learning
Basic: July 9 – 10, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Advanced: July 9, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., July 10, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
July 9: Academic Center, Lecture Halls 1 and 2
July 10: Munroe Classrooms 101 and 102
Lynn Frank, P.T., M.P.T., NCS, (advanced and basic) is the ACCE in the St. Ambrose University Physical Therapy program. She is a trainer for APTA’s Basic and Advanced Clinical Instructor Education and Credentialing Programs. She served as the CCCE at Genesis Medical Center in Davenport, Iowa, for six years prior to her appointment at the University in 2000. Lynn has been practicing physical therapy since 1987.
April DS. Newton, P.T., D.P.T., (basic) is the DCE in the Des Moines University Physical Therapy Program. She served as therapy education coordinator and CCCE at Iowa Health – Des Moines, Iowa, prior to joining the DMU faculty in 2006. April has been practicing physical therapy in a variety of settings since 1996.
Laurie Kontney, P.T., D.P.T., M.S. (advanced), has been director of clinical education at Marquette University since 1994. She has been an active member of the Wisconsin Clinical Education Consortium (WCEC) since its inception in 1986 and has been involved in the development and instruction of clinical instructor workshops since 1987. She obtained her APTA certification as a trainer for the APTA’s Voluntary Clinical Instructor Education and Credentialing Program in 1997 and for the APTA’s Advanced Clinical Instructor Education and Credentialing Program in 2007. Laurie is also the chair of the program committee for the education section of the APTA and has been involved in developing and conducting programming for clinical educators throughout the country.
Kelly Sass, P.T., M.P.T., (basic) is the assistant ACCE at the University of Iowa Graduate Program in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science. Kelly served as a clinical instructor at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, prior to joining the University of Iowa faculty in 1997. Kelly has been practicing physical therapy since 1993 and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in educational psychology.
Alecia Thiele, P.T., D.P.T., MS.Ed., ATC, (advanced and basic) has been the ACCE in the D.P.T. Program at Clarke College since 1999, and also served as assistant ACCE at the College in 1997. She is a basic and advanced credentialed trainer for the APTA’s clinical instructor credentialing and training programs and is a member of the Iowa Clinical Education Consortium. She is the current ACCE/DCE co-chair of the education section clinical education special interest group. Alecia has also served as the CCCE at Medical Associates Clinic in Dubuque since 1994. She has been practicing physical therapy in her specialty area of sports medicine for the since 1991 and athletic training since 1995.
Advanced: Once registration is received, you will be sent an electronic list of pre-course assignments to be completed prior to attendance. Due to the time required to complete the assignments, participants are encouraged to register as soon as possible.
Registration will close on Friday, June 22nd at midnight. Registrations received after this date will be subject to a $50 administrative fee. If there are five or more people from one institution or facility, you receive a 10% discount off the price of the course. To register your group of five or more people, please contact DMU CME at 515-271-1541.
APTA manual and learning materials are included in the cost of this seminar. In addition, morning and afternoon refreshment will be provided. Lunch will be provided each day and is sponsored by the Iowa Clinical Education Consortium.
Basic course – Limited to 50 participants
- PT/PTA APTA member – $150
- PT/PTA APTA non-member – $250
- Other health professional – $300
Advance course – Limited to 30 participants
- APTA member – $150
- APTA non-member – $250
If you are using a voucher from any of the Iowa P.T. programs as part or all of payment, it should be indicated on your registration form. A limited number of vouchers will be accepted. The voucher must be brought with you to registration on July 9. Voucher’s submitted after the course will not be accepted.
Each applicant must complete a participant dossier. Submit the dossier, copy of your APTA membership card (if applicable) and a copy of current license prior to July 2 to:
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312
Registration is closed. If you have questions please contact Des Moines University Continuing Medical Education at 515-271-1541 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Continuing education credit
Basic: The workshop is offered for 15.0 credit hours, which may be applied toward re-licensure requirements for physical therapists. A certificate of attendance will be provided to each participant. All participants must attend each session in its entirety and complete the Assessment Center to be eligible for APTA CI credentialing.
Advanced: The workshop is offered for 16.175 credit hours which may be applied toward relicensure requirements for physical therapists. A certificate of attendance will be provided to each participant. All participants must attend each session in its entirety and complete the Assessment Center to be eligible for APTA CI credentialing.
Vanessa Ross, CMP
Manager, Continuing Medical Education
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