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Is clinical updating a valuable mechanism for enhancing the student experience?

Tickle, EJ, Davys, D and Mckenna, JM 2010, 'Is clinical updating a valuable mechanism for enhancing the student experience?' , British Journal Of Occupational Therapy, 73 (5) , pp. 237-239.

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    Abstract

    This opinion piece aims to clarify the concepts of the theory-practice and practice-theory gaps, and to begin to explore the impact of these gaps on efficacious occupational therapy practice. Any perceived gaps between theoretical knowledge and practice skills may have a detrimental effect of the student experience and ultimately upon the production of graduates who are fit for practice and purpose. A number of issues are raised. Once significant issue is the value of clinical updating for academic staff and its imact upon the student experience. ANother issue is the need for further clarification of the definitions of theory-practice / practice-theory gaps and consideration of the impact of these perceived gaps. A need for further reearch is identified to explore staff perceptions of these issues.

    Item Type: Article
    Themes: Subjects / Themes > L Education > L Education (General)
    Subjects outside of the University Themes
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
    Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Health Sciences
    Journal or Publication Title: British Journal Of Occupational Therapy
    Publisher: College of Occupational Therapists
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 0308-0226
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    Depositing User: Dr D Davys
    Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2011 10:22
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:48
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/14086

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