Monday, January 15, 2018

OCCTH 526 & a Free New Online Tutorial for Using the CBFE


OCCTH 526 is now underway ...

THANK YOU to each of you who are currently supervising one of our MScOT students for this Level 2 placement period!

A new, two-part, online video tutorial on using the Competency-based Fieldwork Evaluation (CBFE-OT) produced by Bossers (original CBFE author) and Ravenek from Western University is now available free of charge:

Part 1: Introduction to the CBFE-OT (23 min)

Part 2: Student Evaluation Using the CBFE-OT (28 min) 

The tutorial is meant to be helpful to you, if needed ... but not necessarily prescriptive! You may find that you have questions after viewing the videos, since there may be a bit of discrepancy between how you have used the CBFE 'historically' and what is contained in the tutorials.

If so, you are welcome to contact Cori Schmitz or another fieldwork team member for clarification!

We sure appreciate your ongoing support and involvement in the clinical education of our OT students!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

CSCE Clinical Educator Workshops: Practical Skills for Maximizing Student Development

The UofA Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine Collaborative for Scholarship in Clinical Education (CSCE) is offering the following clinical educator workshop:

Clinical Education in Rehabilitation: Practical Skills for Maximizing Student Development (includes discipline-specific breakout sessions to discuss curriculum, student evaluation process, etc)

This full-day workshop will be held in:

  • Calgary on Dec 14, 2017 from 0900-1600
  • Lethbridge on Dec 15, 2017 from 0900-1600

This full-day workshop is intended for clinical educators (CEs) who are interested in working with rehabilitation students in variety of practice settings. The morning will provide a thorough orientation to student supervision and evaluation including placement structure, clinical teaching strategies for successful placements, and discipline-specific information. In the afternoon, participants will explore and develop skills regarding the provision of constructive feedback and the facilitation of student reflection and professional growth. Work-readiness, professionalism, and the progression of clinical reasoning toward independent, entry-level practice will also be discussed. This workshop will provide strategies and support to new CEs as well as a more in-depth look at resources and strategies for more experienced CEs.

To register for the Calgary workshop click here.

To register for the Lethbridge workshop click here.

Registration is FREE for OTs who are or plan to be involved in student supervision but spots are limited so register soon to avoid disappointment!

We appreciate your ongoing support of OT student placements!

Monday, November 6, 2017

OCCTH 528 Final Placements & OCCTH 503 Introductory Fieldwork Placements

A huge THANK YOU to all of you who supervised a Level 3b student during their OCCTH 528 placements in September & October!

Those final placements are over and a new crop of OTs have now joined our ranks. They are starting to find employment and preparing for the NOTCExam mid-month. Exciting times for each of them!

Congratulations, graduands!

This week more than 120 Year One OT students are completing their one-week OCCTH 503 Introductory Fieldwork Placements at sites around Alberta and Saskatchewan.

We really appreciate all the clinicians who are sharing their practices and mentoring these learners early in their MScOT program!

Friday, October 13, 2017

UAlberta Chair of OT honoured with 40th Muriel Driver Memorial Lectureship Award

Our own Dr Lili Liu, Chair of the UofA Department of Occupational Therapy, has been awarded the 2017 Muriel Driver Memorial Lectureship.

Congratulations, Lili! We will all look forward to hearing your lecture in June 2018 at the CAOT National Conference in Vancouver BC.

For the full story click here.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Got Lower Back Pain? An Evening of Research and Innovation

This Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine event is free and open to the public.

Register by clicking here.

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Monday, September 11, 2017

FRM Alumni & Student BBQ

Please join the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine for our Alumni-Student BBQ!

To RSVP click here.