The purpose of the Student Self-Assessment is to provide the opportunity for occupational and physical therapy students to test their knowledge of the basic concepts required during the clinical education experience within the practice of hand and upper extremity therapy. The Student Self-Assessment has been developed to facilitate learning while supporting both students and clinical educators. Used as a tool prior to beginning a clinical rotation, the student will gain confidence by identifying strengths and areas of opportunity. When shared with clinical educators, the Student Self-Assessment can also be used to communicate expectations while identifying and establishing learning objectives.
The Student Self-Assessment contains 50 questions that cover entry-level knowledge within the following four domains:
- Anatomy and Physiology of Tissue Healing
- Evaluation and Assessment
- Diagnoses of the Upper Limb
- Therapeutic Interventions and Orthoses
The Student Self-Assessment has been designed to facilitate learning; therefore, you may take the assessment twice as specified below:
- Upon taking the Student Self-Assessment the first time, you will receive an overall score and scores by domain.
- If you score 80% or higher, you will be able to print a certificate of completion that specifies you achieved a passing score of 80% or above.
- If you score less than 80%, you must retake the Student Self-Assessment in order to print a certificate of completion.
- Upon taking the Student Self-Assessment a second time, you will receive an overall score and scores by domain along with the correct answers for the questions you got incorrect.
- If you score 80% or higher on the second time, you will be able to print a certificate of completion that specifies you achieved a passing score of 80% or above.
If you would like to take the Student Self-Assessment more than two times, you will need to repurchase the assessment.
The cost to take the Student Self-Assessment is $30 for members and $50 for non-members.