• Abstract

    As hands-on instruction gives pupils the chance to apply the information and skills they gain while attending school to a real-world clinical setting, it may be beneficial for those participating in beginning employees physical therapy (PT) education programmes. Experiential learning is presently used in all entry-level PT programs in the form of clinical experiences; however, it has the potential to be included across the curriculum to improve student engagement as well as the application and retention of learned information. The objective of this article is to argue that there should be a greater emphasis placed on hands-on experience in physical therapy (PT) education programs that are designed for new graduates. Simulators, integrating medical experiences, volunteer work, public customer support organisations, and opportunities for professional growth are just a few of the various methods used in experiential education. The opportunity to put theoretical knowledge into practice in a setting free from criticism is very beneficial to students. Learning via experience may be especially helpful in subject preparation area when students have fewer opportunities to preparation their abilities since fewer possibilities are available. Students will be better prepared for the sort of meditative rehearsal that is necessary to make the changeover from learner to the skilled practitioner if they engage in the course of reflecting on their experiences, which is a typical activity that is conducted in combination with experiential learning.

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Pallavi, Roy, A., Vaishnav, J., Agarwal, T., & Gandhi, A. (2024). Enhancing learning in physical therapy education through simulated patients: A meta-analysis. Multidisciplinary Reviews, 6, 2023ss046. https://doi.org/10.31893/multirev.2023ss046
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