Competency-Based Education: Exploring Opportunities for Our Future
Section: Academy of PT Education
Session Code: ED-2B-6969
Date: Friday, January 25, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Room: 209ABC

Speaker(s):   Susan Appling, PT, DPT, PhD, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
  Huiju Chen, MD, PhD
  Steven Chesbro, PT, DPT, EdD
  Gail Jensen, PT, PhD, FAPTA
  Terrence Nordstrom, PT, EdD, FAPTA
  Patricia O'Sullivan, EdD

Session Type: Educational Sessions
Session Level: Basic

How well do our professional curricula and educational methods prepare our learners to meet current and future needs of patients, communities, and society? The educational theories supporting use of competency-based education (CBE) have existed for decades. Those theories have recently been applied to medical education, including the use of competencies, milestones, and entrustable professional activities, with a de-emphasis on the time required to demonstrate competence. This session will center on evaluation of ongoing development of CBE in medicine and its potential application to physical therapy. The speakers will explore and apply key concepts of CBE. Attendees will have an opportunity to discuss and identify research questions and needed infrastructure that should be considered by the physical therapy profession prior to the potential implementation of a CBE approach.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

1. Discuss relevant features and challenges of competency-based education from medicine as they may apply to physical therapy.

2. Identify critical, timely, research questions that need to be answered prior to potentially applying and implementing competency-based education in physical therapy.

3. Describe educational and research infrastructure building needs to pursue identified research questions.

CEU: 0.2

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