Expanded Assessment of Clinical Reasoning Skills in Physical Therapist Students (poster 10)
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Physical therapists are expected to apply advanced clinical reasoning (CR) skills to manage simple and complex cases even at entrance into the profession. It is the responsibility of the academic program to facilitate and assess these skills to prepare students for this expectation. The physical therapy department is committed to the development of clinical reasoning skills throughout the curriculum which has resulted in curriculum modifications and the development and implementation of a clinical reasoning grading rubric (CRGR). These changes incited a need to assess their impact on student learning and performance related to clinical reasoning. The purpose of this poster is to describe the modifications in assessment of student clinical reasoning skills as a result of greater emphasis to incorporate facilitation of clinical reasoning in the curriculum.