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Mrs Heather Talberg

Job Title

Senior Clinical Educator, Division of Physiotherapy

Other

Coordinator of clinical courses for Division of Physiotherapy

Course Convener 3rd year Clinical Physiotherapy

Member Of Faculty Undergraduate Assessment Committee

Member Of Departmental Shared Learning committee- heading up clinical platform portfolio

Coordinator of clinical courses for Division of Physiotherapy

Course Convener 3rd year Clinical Physiotherapy

Member Of Faculty Undergraduate Assessment Committee

Member Of Departmental Shared Learning committee- heading up clinical platform portfolio

Qualifications

B.Sc Physiotherapy (UCT ) 1992

Diploma in Othopaedic Manipulative Therapy (1997)

M.Phil ( Higher Education Studies) UCT. 2012. Thesis title: Investigating Professional Identity in Undergraduate Physiotherapy Education.

Introduction.

I have a clinical background in Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal therapy. Whilst having worked in state and private practice for many years, I have been involved with UCT since 2001 both as a part-time lecturer and clinical educator. In 2008, I was appointed as a permanent Clinical Educator within the Division. In this capacity I have pursued an interest in Health Science Education completing a Masters in the field. I am interested in improving the clinical experience for our students by ensuring that our clinical curriculum is aligned and that our clinical educators are empowered with the right skills to facilitate learning at clinical sites.

Teaching areas

NMS

Orthopaedics

Community Physiotherapy

Research focus areas

Clinical

  • Clinical management of the orthopaedic patients; both in and outpatients
  • Musculoskeletal problems of vertebral origin

Health Science Education:

  • Improving clinical reasoning within students-
  • Use of feedback in clinical teaching
  • Learning and experiences of students on community placements

 

Contact

Tel: +27 21 406 6171

Email: Heather Talberg 

 

Selected Publications

H.Talberg: D. Scott: Do physiotherapy students perceive that they are adequately prepared to enter clinical practice? An empirical study. African Journal of Health Professions Education 2014;6(1):17-22.