To develop a high quality, evidenced-based Complex Rehabilitation Module through collaboration with multi-skilled clinicians.
Clinician led focus groups described format and content. University collaboration ensured formal accreditation and academic promotion.
Specialist Complex Rehabilitation Setting, Liverpool, England.
Education sessions hosted within hospital base ensuring clinical practice was at the heart of all learning
Participants (or Animals, Specimens, Cadavers) :
Cross-section of multidisciplinary professionals from varied health settings. These settings represented the full pathway of care from intensive care through to community support within home environments.
12 session, educational programme designed to support delivery of holistic rehabilitation. These sessions address the multi-faceted presentations and specialist requirements of patients in complex rehabilitation. Teaching methods included case studies, scenarios, practical sessions, workshops and presentations designed to enable 360◦ participation.
Students are required to critically reflect on literature and their own service/organisation by producing an academic portfolio addressing the modules learning outcomes.
Main Outcome Measure(s) :
Learner Evaluation Forms were designed to collect specific information relevant to the uniqueness of this module and to assess progress towards learning objectives. Data was collated and synthesised informing future development needs.
54 multi-disciplinary students completed the module over 3 cohorts
100% reported the module met the defined learning objectives
87.5% would definitely recommend the course
62.5% felt their practice as a clinician changed a lot as a result of attendance.
Feedback statements were positive and issues highlighted allowed future modifications
This is a unique module that all disciplines and grades can benefit from. It improves collaboration in MDT working which in turn supports effective clinical outcomes and a positive patient experience.
Jo Haworth– Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, Cheshire and Merseyside Rehabilitation Network, Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool, England