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From The CriticsReviewer: Keith Webster, MA, ATC (University of Kentucky)
Description: This is an activity and reference book designed to maximize athletic training students' learning during clinical education. It includes a section describing how to best use it, information on educational competencies, and useful reference material. The unique format provides a framework for learning during the clinical experience.
Purpose: Students at all stages of learning in a variety of clinical settings will benefit from this guide. It is designed to be used throughout the student's entire clinical education experience. This book achieves the objective of providing a guide for students' clinical education to ensure learning over time along with tools to evaluate their progress.
Audience: Athletic training students, from beginners to those more advanced in their educational program, are the intended audience. Clinical instructors will find this guide useful, as it provides valuable assistance. The author has over 20 years of experience teaching a variety of clinical strategies.
Features: This is a complete guide that successfully integrates educational competencies into clinical education by providing information within each competency along with scoring rubrics to document successful learning. The reference section is exceptional in design with useful charts and high quality illustrations. The only shortcoming is that an online instructor's companion was not available due to missing access codes.
Assessment: This user-friendly guide helps make the clinical learning experience more complete, standardized, and measurable. I found it a valuable tool as an instructor and it will be invaluable for athletic training students.