Enhancing occupational therapy education through simulation

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Abstract:

The use of, and profile surrounding, simulation as a teaching and learning method across pre-registration and post-qualifying health programmes is increasing, although an examination of the literature suggests that this is occurring most notably within medicine and nursing. This practice analysis explores the emergent literature before presenting how simulation was introduced into a pre-registration undergraduate occupational therapy programme. Reflections on this experience are used to discuss key benefits and challenges when considering the use of this teaching and learning methodology and to identify opportunities for further development in line with the increasing profile and associated expectations of simulated learning.

Keywords: OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY; PRE-REGISTRATION EDUCATION; SIMULATION

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4276/030802213X13576469254775

Publication date: January 1, 2013

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  • The British Journal of Occupational Therapy (BJOT) is the official journal of the College of Occupational Therapists. Its purpose is to publish articles relevant to theory, practice, research, education and management in occupational therapy internationally.

    BJOT publishes research articles, critical reviews, practice analyses, opinion pieces, editorials, letters to the editor, book reviews and an annual index. Please refer to the author's guide at http://www.cot.co.uk/british-journal-bjot/british-journal-occupational-therapy

    Submissions can be made at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/bjot

    The 2013 Impact Factor for The British Journal of Occupational Therapy is 0.897.

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