Case Report

The critical incident technique in physiotherapy education

Johlyne C. Beenhakker
South African Journal of Physiotherapy | Vol 36, No 3 | a1449 | DOI: | © 2020 Johlyne C. Beenhakker | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 13 January 2020 | Published: 30 September 1980

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Johlyne C. Beenhakker, Sub-Department of Physiotherapy, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

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Report of a pilot study undertaken to determine the behaviour of an effective physiotherapist. The critical incident technique was used to collect data from 30 practising physiotherapists and 300 separate incidents of effective and ineffective behaviour were identified. On the basis of this study, the desirability of objectively identifying curriculum content in physiotherapy education has been established.


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