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Spirtos, Michelle; McCormack, Cathy; Fox, Jackie
The Irish Journal Of Occupational Therapy
Development of a competency-based assessment form for occupational therapy practice education in two Irish universities
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Practice Education Competency-Based Assessment Undergraduate Education
This report focuses on the development of an occupational therapy competency-based practice education assessment form across two Irish university undergraduate programmes from 2009 to 2012. It describes the consultation process resulting in a competency-based assessment form that:Allows clinical educators to assess students on demonstrable performance using four categories; competence is "enhanced", "evident", "emerging" or "not-evident".Translates across the range of practice education settingsIs developmental: the number of expected competencies rises as the student progresses through the programmeIs based on the entry-level competencies expected of graduates by the Therapy Project OfficeFeedback on the initial roll-out of the forms was sought in online survey format from students, clinical educators and practice tutors. One hundred and fourteen surveys were completed. The responses were broadly positive and the forms were adopted for use. The survey highlighted areas that could be addressed in future training workshops for practice educators.
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