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Practice-based learning

This position statement sets out the approach taken by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy to defining the scope, volume and characteristics of practice-based learning within UK pre-registration physiotherapy education programmes.


It is designed to support the following:

CSP members can see key messages and myths around practice-based learning (PrBL) on our practice educators page.
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  • All CSP members and physiotherapy service providers to reflect on their capacity (current and future) to contribute to physiotherapy students’ practice-based learning
  • Pre-registration physiotherapy education providers to develop and keep under review how they ensure their students gain practice-based learning across a breadth of population/patient needs, settings, sectors and specialisms
  • Physiotherapy students to understand how they develop the breadth and depth of their practice-based learning and to see the opportunities that placements offer for consolidating/developing their professional values, behaviours, knowledge and skills
  • The active involvement of service users and others in students’ practice-based learning, including through contributing to its design, delivery and evaluation.

Please use the PDF document link below to access this CSP briefing.


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