Unit 4 (Neuro) Lab Recruitment

We are actively planning for Unit 4 (Physical Therapy Practice III), which is scheduled from March 14, 2022 to May 27, 2022. Unit 4 focuses on developing critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills related to common neurological conditions. We are inviting volunteers to participate in-person or virtually in the clinical skills labs in Unit 4, depending on public health guidelines during the delivery of the Unit. For those of you who have contributed to the program in the past, we want to extend our sincere gratitude for your time. The students benefit so much from your experience and expertise, and we greatly appreciate the time and energy you put into teaching with us.

Clinician volunteers have the option of facilitating labs in-person or virtually. To participate in-person at 500 University Avenue, you must be fully vaccinated and complete a University of Toronto COVID screening and attestation form prior to attending each on-site lab. To join sessions virtually and connect with a small group of students, you will require a device with Google Chrome and Zoom installed as well as access to reliable internet.

A typical lab session consists of demonstration of skills by an instructor, clinical reasoning, and time for students to practice and apply the skills through case-based problem-solving. A central component of these lab sessions is providing feedback to students on their hands-on and clinical reasoning skills.

The MScPT Program strives to develop highly skilled and competent physical therapists. To foster critical thinking, inquiry mindset, and professionalism, lab sessions are driven by cases rather than presenting a list of clinical skills in the absence of context. Clinician volunteers will be provided with the same lab notes that students are given.

Attached are the dates for the Unit 4 lab sessions. To submit your offers, please click on the link below and complete the form before February 3 at 5 pm.

THANK YOU again for your consideration of our requests. We will be in touch to confirm the labs for which you have been scheduled, and to provide instructions on how to access course information online via Quercus and how to join the lab virtually. We look forward to working with you in the upcoming academic year.

Please feel free to contact Meredith Smith and Martine Quesnel via email at meredith.smith@utoronto.ca and martine.quesnel@utoronto.ca if you have any questions.


Meredith Smith & Martine Quesnel
Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto