Rachael Lowe, Physiopedia’s founder, will be talking about Physiopedia at this years CSP Congress. Her presentation is titled “Physiopedia – Opportunities for Education and CPD” will introduce the Physiopedia project and demonstrate how this international collaborative wiki has contributed to education and CPD. So if you around, go along and meet up with Rachael on Saturday in room 1B from 9-10:30am.
Abstract – Physiopedia: Opportunities for Education and CPD
Physiopedia is an open-source, non-profit project which aims to offer an evidence-based resource for rehabilitation professionals worldwide. Written by physiotherapists for physiotherapists, Physiopedia has the potential to impact learning and evidence-based practice for clinicians, educators and students alike. Through utilising collaborative wiki technology Physiopedia is a place where all physiotherapists can participate by contributing, sharing and building knowledge. Clinicians have the opportunity to use Physiopedia as a route to further knowledge and professional development. For educators there is an opportunity to involve students in this knowledge creation process as part of undergraduate or postgraduate education.
Physiopedia has been proven to be an effective on-line learning tool and collaborative environment. Examples of previous student projects from around the world will be highlighted as will examples of individuals independently using Physiopedia to enhance their learning. Potential projects and utilisation of Physiopedia will be explored with reference to education and continuing professional development. This session will primarily be of interest to educators but any physiotherapist interested in becoming involved in this online evidence-based resource will find the session a useful and informative starting point for becoming involved in this international collaborative project.