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Navigating the system: Physiotherapy student perceptions of performance-based assessment.

Authors
  • O'Connor, Anne1
  • Cantillon, Peter2
  • McGarr, Oliver3
  • McCurtin, Arlene1, 4
  • 1 a Department of Clinical Therapies , University of Limerick , Limerick , Ireland. , (Ireland)
  • 2 b Department of General Practice , National University of Ireland Galway , Galway , Ireland. , (Ireland)
  • 3 c School of Education , University of Limerick , Limerick , Ireland. , (Ireland)
  • 4 d Health Research Institute , University of Limerick , Limerick , Ireland. , (Ireland)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Medical Teacher
Publisher
Informa UK (Taylor & Francis)
Publication Date
Dec 19, 2017
Pages
1–6
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1080/0142159X.2017.1416071
PMID: 29256736
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Inconsistencies outlined within the current physiotherapy performance-based assessment process encourage an emphasis on grades rather than on learning. It is timely that the physiotherapy academic and clinical communities consider these findings alongside evidence from other health professions to improve assessment procedures and assure public confidence and patient safety.

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