Physiopedia and Queen’s University collaborate to create top quality resources for physiotherapists around the world through a Physiopedia Content Development Project.
Physiopedia has a mission to create a platform where physiotherapists around the world have access to free, high-quality, evidence-based information. Many of the pages on Physiopedia are created and reviewed by skilled volunteers but there are several bespoke pages that have been developed as part of a Content Development Project. These projects are a way for academic institutions, clinics and professional organisations to share their knowledge and expertise with Physiotherapist all over the world. This is especially important when physical or face to face student clinical placements, conferences and meetings have been disrupted.
Since 2017 we have collaborated with Queen’s University to develop a unique module for the MSc Neuromotor students. Groups of 3 to 5 students work together to create high quality evidence based case studies to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding and evidence their learning outcomes.
This year’s contributions from the students are excellent and are freely available for others to learn from. The students presented some great case studies on a diverse range of neurological conditions. Each case study gives a detailed patient profile and covers topics such as assessment, goal setting, treatment interventions, measuring and monitoring interventions using outcome measures, and a discussion to bring everything together. Here are a few examples of the best case studies:
- Alzheimer’s Disease in a Semi-Professional Pianist: A Case Study
- Ballroom Dancing Intervention for Parkinson’s disease: A Case Study
- Bell’s Palsy: A Case Study
- Case Study: Guillain-Barre Syndrome (Sub-Acute)
- Cerebral Palsy- Young Adult Case Study
Case studies are a useful resource for presenting cases, consolidating learning and sharing experiences which is why Queens chose this as their bespoke module within Physiopedia. As physiotherapists we know there is always more than one approach when we interact with our patients and the interventions we use will be based on their individual needs and goals.
So a big thank you to the lecturers and students at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada for your amazing contributions this year. You are all truly amazing!
How to Set Up A Content Development Project
If you are reading this and would like to develop your own CDP get in touch with Kim Jackson to discuss how we can help you create your own unqiue project. The process is simple and straightforward with no technical skills required. So why not take up a new challenge, it really is quite simple and has numerous benefits when it comes to learning and teaching:
- It is a great way to share and promote knowledge with peers, clinicians and future employers. It is better than producing work that will sit in a drawer or on a shelf collecting dust
- Provides a means for early-career professional publication
- Can be edited and entries published without the knowledge of specialist web
You can read more about Content Development Projects here or why not grab a cup of coffee and browse through our project page.
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