Christine Mary Childers
Barr and Wong1 challenged faculty to provide creative and innovative ways of teaching meaningful content related to care of the older adult population.1 Service learning combines community service with learning objectives and reflection, meeting academic and community needs.2 Service learning helps students manage the complex care of the older adult stroke population3 and intergenerational programs benefit both generations.4 The purpose of this study was to explore and compare student ideas and thoughts regarding balance and activity promotion in the older adult, both with and without a service learning opportunity Falls are a leading concern with the older adult population and students need to be trained in the complex issue of balance and activity promotion in the older adult.5 Movement and music workshops are designed on the principles of improving engagement through music and physiological and psychological issues through movement.6,7
Erin E. Schwier, Jennie DiGrado, and Christine Mary Childers
Role play and simulation are both powerful teaching tools that have been used in nursing and physician education for many years. Role playing offers a cheaper alternative than simulation and allows the individuals playing the roles to experience the patient’s perspective. The University of St. Augustine in California is one of the few PT programs to teach PT students the Allen Cognitive levels, and the importance of cognition when planning and developing interventions. With the aging of the baby boomers, more therapists will be working with the aging population, and it is critical that the concept of cognitive challenges is introduced, and practiced, within the professional educational setting. The university also strongly supports inter-professional education and its growing role in health education.
This collection includes posters presented at the Summer 2018 Research Day on the San Marcos, CA, campus of the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. Students and faculty members collaborated on these poster presentations.
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