Investigating the efficacy of practical skill teaching: a pilot-study comparing three educational methods.

@article{Maloney2013InvestigatingTE,
  title={Investigating the efficacy of practical skill teaching: a pilot-study comparing three educational methods.},
  author={Stephen Maloney and Michael Storr and Sophie Paynter and Prue Morgan and Dragan Ilic},
  journal={Advances in health sciences education : theory and practice},
  year={2013},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={71-80}
}
Effective education of practical skills can alter clinician behaviour, positively influence patient outcomes, and reduce the risk of patient harm. This study compares the efficacy of two innovative practical skill teaching methods, against a traditional teaching method. Year three pre-clinical physiotherapy students consented to participate in a randomised controlled trial, with concealed allocation and blinded participants and outcome assessment. Each of the three randomly allocated groups… CONTINUE READING