Manual therapy education. Does e-learning have a place?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/95694
Title:
Manual therapy education. Does e-learning have a place?
Authors:
Bowley, P. (Paul); Holey, E. A. (Elizabeth)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside. School of Health and Social Care.
Citation:
Bowley, P. and Holey, L. (2009) 'Manual therapy education. Does e-learning have a place?', Manual Therapy, 14 (6), pp.709-711.
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Manual Therapy
Issue Date:
Dec-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/95694
DOI:
10.1016/j.math.2009.02.001
Abstract:
The practical, psychomotor skills integral to manual therapy require considerable development to ensure a practitioner is competent to practise safely. Traditionally, this has been learnt through a cycle of observed demonstration, practice and teacher feedback where the student's attempts are observed and commented upon, followed by a refinement of practice, of tasks designed with a gradual increase in complexity. This process is both effective and efficient for the learner. To enable autonomous professional clinical practise these skills must be embedded within a framework of assessment, diagnosis, clinical decision-making, evaluation and reflection. This ensures that an individual needs-based assessment package is prescribed and delivered effectively over a course of time (Holey and Cook, 2003). The resulting reflective practitioner (Schon, 1987) that is able to be self-critical and maintain competence over a working life. Experience has shown that learning the psychomotor skills and intellectual framework in an integrated way is the most effective. This has led to an assumption that e-learning, therefore, is an inappropriate learning and teaching strategy for manual therapy, but this paper argues that it has a place in supporting and enhancing the learning of the manipulative therapies.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
manual therapy; education; e-learning; clinical practice; computer simulation; medical assessment
ISSN:
1356-689X
Rights:
Author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 06/04/2010]
Citation Count:
0 [Scopus, 06/04/2010]

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dc.contributor.authorBowley, P. (Paul)en
dc.contributor.authorHoley, E. A. (Elizabeth)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-06T10:59:48Z-
dc.date.available2010-04-06T10:59:48Z-
dc.date.issued2009-12-
dc.identifier.citationManual Therapy; 14 (6): 709-711en
dc.identifier.issn1356-689X-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.math.2009.02.001-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/95694-
dc.description.abstractThe practical, psychomotor skills integral to manual therapy require considerable development to ensure a practitioner is competent to practise safely. Traditionally, this has been learnt through a cycle of observed demonstration, practice and teacher feedback where the student's attempts are observed and commented upon, followed by a refinement of practice, of tasks designed with a gradual increase in complexity. This process is both effective and efficient for the learner. To enable autonomous professional clinical practise these skills must be embedded within a framework of assessment, diagnosis, clinical decision-making, evaluation and reflection. This ensures that an individual needs-based assessment package is prescribed and delivered effectively over a course of time (Holey and Cook, 2003). The resulting reflective practitioner (Schon, 1987) that is able to be self-critical and maintain competence over a working life. Experience has shown that learning the psychomotor skills and intellectual framework in an integrated way is the most effective. This has led to an assumption that e-learning, therefore, is an inappropriate learning and teaching strategy for manual therapy, but this paper argues that it has a place in supporting and enhancing the learning of the manipulative therapies.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.rightsAuthor can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 06/04/2010]en
dc.subjectmanual therapyen
dc.subjecteducationen
dc.subjecte-learningen
dc.subjectclinical practiceen
dc.subjectcomputer simulationen
dc.subjectmedical assessmenten
dc.titleManual therapy education. Does e-learning have a place?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teesside. School of Health and Social Care.en
dc.identifier.journalManual Therapyen
ref.citationcount0 [Scopus, 06/04/2010]en
or.citation.harvardBowley, P. and Holey, L. (2009) 'Manual therapy education. Does e-learning have a place?', Manual Therapy, 14 (6), pp.709-711.-
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