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Sue is providing leadership as the Department Head.  Her areas of teaching interest include professionalism and professional issues, teaching and learning, and topics related to the provision of clinical education, including facilitation of Clinical Educator Workshops which prepare preceptors to supervise MPT students during their clinical fieldwork.

Sue loves to teach and share her passion for physical therapy and for all things professional. She received an Award of Excellence in Education from the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia in 2009 and was a Killam Teaching Award winner in 2012. Sue was also the recipient of a Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Education in 2013.

Sue’s recent teaching and education initiatives include the development and implementation of a clinical logging system for tracking student clinical experiences during fieldwork, the development of “virtual patient” cases for professionalism courses, and the development of “student-led clinics” for student clinical teaching. Sue has also completed a national survey related to the teaching of professionalism in physiotherapy  programs across the country.

Sue is professionally active on several national level committees, including as Chair of the Evaluation Services Committee for the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators. Sue has also served as an Abstract reviewer for National and International conferences, and as a peer reviewer for the “Physiotherapy Canada” journal.

 

Sue’s educational scholarship interests focus on clinical education, the teaching of professionalism, and the use of standardized patients in physiotherapy curricula. Sue’s current and past projects include the examination of the clinical education experiences of MPT students during fieldwork, the use of “virtual patient” cases during the professionalism component of the MPT curriculum, the integration of experiential learning into the clinical educator workshops, and the use of volunteers versus standardized clients for teaching patient interviewing. Sue has presented her work both nationally and internationally at physical therapy, medical education and Interprofessional education conferences.

Peer-Reviewed Publications in the last 5 years: Journals

Murphy, S., Imam, B., MacIntyre, D.  Standardised Patients vs Volunteer patients for physical therapy students’ interviewing practice: A pilot study. Physiotherapy Canada, 2015, 67, 4, 378-384

Murphy, S. Remember how it feels to be a student? The Clinical Teacher.
Article first published online: 14 July 2014. 11, (5), 336-339. (Online journal).

Murphy, S., Dalton, M., Dawes, D. Assessing Physical Therapy Students’ Performance during Clinical Practice. Physiotherapy Canada 2014 Spring; 66 (2); 169-176.

Greig, A., Dawes, D., Murphy, S., Parker, G., Loveridge, B.  Program evaluation of a model to integrate internationally educated health professionals into clinical practice.
BMC Medical Education, ISSN: 1472-6920, 2013 Oct 11; Vol. 13 (1), pp. 140; PMID: 24119470.

Young, L., Frost, L.J., Bigl, J., Clauson, M., McRae, C., Scarborough, K.S., Murphy, S., Jillings, C., Gillespie, F. Nurse Educator Pathway Project: A competency-based intersectoral curriculum. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 2010, 7 (1) Article 42 (Online journal).

Sran MM, Murphy S. Postgraduate Physiotherapy Training—Interest and Perceived Barriers to Participation in a Clinical Master’s Degree Programme. Physiotherapy Canada, 2009 Fall; 61 (4): 234-43.

Peer-Reviewed Publications in the last 5 years: Conference proceedings

Murphy, S., MacIntyre, D., Volunteer patients or Standardized Patients? Cost Considerations for Interviewing Practice. Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) conference, Milan, Italy, Aug 30-Sept 3, 2014 (Oral Presentation).

Parhar, A., Anthony, J., Walker, L., Murphy, S., Lee, M., Parhar, G. Development and Implementation of Virtual Patient Cases to Enhance Medical Student Understanding of the Social Determinants of Health. Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) conference, Milan, Italy, Aug 30-Sept 3, 2014 (Oral Presentation),

Murphy, S., Roots, R. Physical Therapy students self-reported levels of independence during the first 10 weeks of clinical placement.  Canadian Physiotherapy Association Annual Congress, Edmonton, Alberta, June 19-22, 2014. (Poster presentation).

Murphy, S.,  Roots, R. Physical Therapy student experience profiles in first year clinical placements in British Columbia. Canadian Physiotherapy Association Annual Congress, Edmonton, Alberta June 19-22, 2014. (Poster presentation).

Tal Jarus, T., Lee, M., Parhar, G., Groening, M., Opini, B., Roberts, E., Murphy, S., Warick, R., Fink-Jensen, K., Shankar, S., Ghanouni, P., Bulk, L., Yu, L., Easterbrook, A. Creating a diverse future: Supporting health and human service students with disabilities.  World Federation of OT. Yokohama, Japan June 18 to 21, 2014 (Poster Presentation),

Murphy, S., Gee, H., Rigby, S., Drynan, D., Bainbridge, L. Student Led Clinics: A win-win for Interprofessional Education and Practice. Altogether Better Health IV, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA June 7, 2014 (Oral Presentation).

Jarus, T., Lee, M., Murphy, S., Parhar, G., Groening, M., Opini, B., Roberts, E., Warick, R., Fink-Jensen, K. Healthy campus communities: Supporting students with disabilities in health education. Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists conference. Fredericton, NB. May 7, 2014 (Oral Presentation).

Bryden, P., Lochnan, H., Parhar, G., Nickell, L., Parhar. A., Murphy, S. MacKnight, D., Bainbridge, L.,  Byszewski, A. Cultivating a Professional Environment in the Academic Health Centre: A Primer for Faculty and Administrators. Canadian Conference of Medical Education, Ottawa, Ontario, April 26, 2014 (Pre-conference Workshop).

Murphy, S., Parhar, G., Parhar. A. Professionalism in Medicine and Physical Therapy: Brought or Taught? Canadian Conference of Medical Education, Ottawa, Ontario April 27, 2014 (Oral Presentation).

Anthony, J., Parhar, G., Parhar. A., Murphy, S.,  de Leeuw, S. Community Partnership: Developing Virtual Cases to Improve Health Outcomes of Indigenous Peoples.  Canadian Conference of Medical Education, Ottawa, Ontario, April 27, 2014 (Oral Presentation).

Murphy, S., Anthony, J. Virtual Patient Cases: a Tool for Teaching Professionalism?   Canadian Conference of Medical Education, Ottawa, Ontario, April 27, 2014 (Poster Presentation).

Roots, R., Murphy, S. Students: Agents of change in the clinical setting?  Canadian Conference of Medical Education, Ottawa, Ontario, April 27, 2014 (Poster Presentation).

Murphy, S., Anthony, J. Utilization of Virtual Patient Cases for Learning about Professionalism and Leadership: A pilot study.  Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Simulation Summit, Vancouver, BC, November 2013. (Poster).

Murphy S., Drynan, D. Utilizing Standardized Actors for Developing Communication Skills: an Inter-professional Approach. CHES Celebration of Scholarship 2013, Vancouver, BC October 2013 (Poster presentation).

Drynan, D., Murphy, S. Answering the question: How do I facilitate IP activities into traditional student placements? Collaborating across Borders IV conference: Interprofessional Collaboration: Transformative Change from the Classroom to Practice, Vancouver, BC, June 2013. (Workshop).

Drynan, D., Murphy, S. Utilizing Standardized actors for developing communication skills: an Interprofessional approach. Canadian Association of Continuing Health Education 2013 Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC, June 2013. (Poster presentation).

Murphy, S., Greig, A. Clinical Placements: Do we really know what students are doing? Canadian Physiotherapy Association Annual Congress, Montreal, Quebec, May 2013. (Poster presentation).

Greig, A., Parker, G., Loveridge, B., Dawes, D., Murphy, S. Program evaluation of a model to prepare internationally educated Physiotherapists for the Physiotherapy Competency Examinations Canadian Physiotherapy Association Annual Congress, Montreal, Quebec, May 2013. (Poster presentation).

Murphy S., Greig, A. The PDSA Cycle: Using A Quality Improvement Approach to Implement Educational Technology Canadian Conference of Medical Education, Quebec City, Quebec, April 2013 (Poster presentation).

Greig, A., Anthony, J., Dawes, D., Murphy S., Loveridge, B. Impact of Virtual Patient Cases on Written Examination Performance 7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference, Valencia, Spain  March 2013 (Poster presentation).
Murphy S. Clinical Placements: Do we really know what students are doing? Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Annual Congress, Liverpool, UK, October 2012.

Drynan, D., Murphy S. Gee, H., Stock, C. Evaluation of Interprofessional competencies in an innovative student placement clinic. Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists Conference, Quebec City, Quebec, June 2012.Murphy S. Placements with Pizazz: Using theory to make clinical placements memorable! Canadian Physiotherapy Association Annual Congress, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, May 2012. Murphy S.  Experiential education for Clinical Educators: remember how it feels to be a student? Canadian Conference of Medical Education, Banff, Alberta, April 2012.

Murphy S.  Kotter’s model: An effective tool for renewal of clinical education. Canadian Conference of Medical Education, St. John, Newfoundland, May 2010.

Drynan D, Murphy S. Managing the tension between discipline specific skill versus Interprofessional competency acquisition: Development of a placement manual. Altogether Better Health Conference, Sydney, Australia, April 2010.