INNOVATION IN CLINICAL PRACTICE - A FACTOR FOR THE FORMATION OF PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCES OF STUDENTS MEDICAL REHABILITATORS
Keywords:practical training, students, professional competences, innovation
The specialty "Medical Rehabilitation and Ergotherapy" is relatively new and not yet well known in our country, but it is one of the fastest growing professions in Europe and the world. Clinical practice is a basic element of the practical training of the students for acquiring Bachelor's degree and professional qualification "Medical rehabilitator-ergotherapist", it is held during the seven semesters, the summer practice after the fourth and the sixth semester and the pre-graduate practice in the final eighth semester of the training . Incorporating innovations into clinical practice facilitates the acquisition of knowledge, skills and competences, and also provides more comprehensive professional training for students. The aim of the present study is to improve the general and specific professional competencies of the students by introducing innovative methods in the clinical practice training. The study included 57 students in the specialty "Medical rehabilitation and ergotherapy" for the period 2017-2018. The statistical analysis was carried out with SPSS version 25. After the conducted study, 75.4% of the three studied courses are satisfied with the innovative methods of clinical practice training, 72% have perfected the specific professional competencies and 82.5% have indicated a very good and good evaluation regarding the implementation of the diagnosing children from kindergartens and acquiring professional skills.