Supporting placement supervision in clinical exercise physiology

Sealey, Rebecca M., Raymond, Jacqueline, Groeller, Herb, Rooney, Kieron, Crabb, Meagan, and Watt, Kerrianne (2015) Supporting placement supervision in clinical exercise physiology. Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 16 (1). pp. 53-69.

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Abstract

The continued engagement of the professional workforce as supervisors is critical for the sustainability and growth of work-integrated learning activities in university degrees. This study investigated factors that influence the willingness and ability of clinicians to continue to supervise clinical exercise physiology work-integrated learning opportunities and makes recommendations for future supervision engagement. Themes identified from a supervisor survey were: staffing and time availability; administrative processes and support; student quality, knowledge and attitudes; student learning experiences; supporting the profession; service benefit; clinical personal benefit; funding; workplace support; staff qualifications and experience; prior positive experiences; future recruitment; facilities and infrastructure; and supporting the university. The responses resulted in five key recommendations for future enhanced and sustainable placement supervision. These were: adoption of efficient supervision structures; development and use of a competency checklist; enhanced recognition of supervision; standardized placement paperwork and assessment tools; and broadening of placement scheduling.

Item ID: 38019
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1175-2882
Keywords: student placement, supervision, work-integrated learning, health professions, clinical exercise physiology
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Funders: James Cook University (JCU)
Projects and Grants: JCU Teaching & Learning Development Grant 2012
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2015 00:08
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110602 Exercise Physiology @ 70%
13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130209 Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy @ 30%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930299 Teaching and Instruction not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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