AAPTA offering online preparatory sessions in a webinar mode for candidates preparing for the APC Clinical exam
AAPTA now offering online sessions (webinars) for both written and clinical exam candidates. These sessions are in addition to the MCQ webinars that have been running twice a year (Feb and Aug) just before the APC written exams.
The webinars will be running throughout the year to offer an ongoing learning opportunities for overseas trained Physiotherapists preparing for APC exams.
Each webinar goes for an hour or two depending on the topic and will run a minimum of 1-2 sessions per week. These webinars are tactfully coordinated to meet the different time zones across the world.
The sessions will cover range of topics/case scenarios/general skills and competencies across Cardiorespiratory, Musculoskeletal, Neurological and Geriatrics components of Physiotherapy. There will be also opportunities to perform clinical mock exams as part of these sessions.
The webinars will be facilitated via zoom by our experienced mentors who have significant experience as a clinician in their relevant clinical field and also having supervisory experience.
Each session will be made as interactive as possible by giving opportunity for participants to engage in the topic via chat box throughout the session; there will also be opportunity to voice chat with the mentor with any questions related to the topic, either during or at the end of the webinar.
For further details, please contact us at [email protected] or visit www.aapta.org.au/events
Participation in these 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. Cardiorespiratory, Musculoskeletal, Neurology and Geriatrics.
- Review anatomy, pathophysiology, clinical signs and symptoms and diagnostic tools that are relevant to the condition being discussed in the case scenario or the topic.
- 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 of 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 and clinical exam format and structure.