AAPTA offers online preparatory sessions in a webinar mode for candidates preparing for the APC written exam.
- AAPTA written exam online sessions (Skype sessions /webinars) have been running since 2010 and it was first of its kind when commenced.
- These sessions have been one of the most popular (if not the most) services that AAPTA offers ever since commenced.
- The webinars give participating members an opportunity to be exposed to/be aware of a variety of sample clinical scenarios and sample Multiple-Choice-Questions (MCQs) deemed suitable for APC written exam, discuss and problem solve MCQs associated with clinical case scenarios.
- The case scenarios included in these sessions are relevant to 3 core areas (Cardio-respiratory, Musculoskeletal & Neurology) of physiotherapy and run over 3 modules i.e. each group will have an opportunity to attend sessions over 3 sessions.
- Each module has a question hour which is facilitated by a mentor who has clinical experience relevant to the clinical area. The question hour allows the mentor to share their learning and experience, clinical reasoning and assist the participants with problem-solving some of the challenging clinical questions.
- These webinars are tactfully coordinated to meet the different time zones across the world.
- At present these sessions run twice a year (February/August). The registrations usually open a month prior to the commencement date. For further information simply contact us at [email protected] or visit www.aapta.org.au/events
Written Exam Webinar Objectives
Participation in the Written exam preparation webinars will give the participants an opportunity to:
- Develop an insight into the Australian Physiotherapy practice including an example of evidence-based practice, the significance of the ethical and culturally responsive practice.
- Understand the role of Physiotherapy and other wider team members (MDT) in the Australian health system across the continuum of care i.e. Emergency care, acute, rehabilitation, out-patient, community and residential care.
- Understand the role of Physiotherapy across the various speciality areas i.e. Neurological, Musculoskeletal, Cardio-respiratory, Women's health, Paediatrics, Aged care.
- Review anatomy, pathophysiology, clinical signs and symptoms and diagnostic tools are relevant to the condition being discussed in the case scenario.
- Develop an understanding of frameworks useful for an effective and prioritised assessment and treatment suitable for the patient condition, stage of recovery along with various outcome measures (valid and reliable) available for use for measuring the effectiveness of the therapy.
- Develop understanding clinical reasoning useful for choosing an appropriate assessment and treatment choices
- Understand the goal-setting (SMART goals), discharge planning processes, referrals to other healthcare providers, linking to the community networks and promotion of self-management strategies.
- Understand the communication strategies or responses that may need to be applied by the Physiotherapist to their patients, families and other healthcare providers under some of the unique and complex circumstances.
- Develop a further understanding of the APC written exam format and structure.