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Webinar Information

Needs assessment to guide curricular development in simulation (webinar)



This webinar has been developed to provide participants with an understanding of the essential elements of a needs assessment to support the use of simulation based education to create significant learning in students.

  • Dr. Angela MacCabe will provide evidence based standards of best practice for simulation based experiences (SBE).
  • Participants will learn how to:
    • Identify curricular gaps, conduct a SWOT analysis to determine if simulation is the best mode of instruction.
    • Find simulation experts to assist in the development of SBE.
    • Receive concrete examples of needs assessments for SBE within DPT education.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe foundational best practices that are essential in simulation case development. 
  • Develop a needs assessment for creating a simulation-based learning experience. 
  • Utilize best practices in simulation pedagogy in the early development of a case, including a needs assessment.  
  • Integrate a SWOT analysis in the creation of a simulation-based learning experience.

Target audience

  • Physical therapy educators and academic faculty who are interested in simulation-based learning
  • Program chairs who are implanting simulation-based learning experiences in their curricula.


Angela MacCabe, PT, DPT, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Physical Therapy, Pacific Northwest University


  • $20 for ACAPT members (includes recording)
  • $30 for non-members (includes recording)
  • Recording will be available post-webinar ($20- ACAPT members; $30-non-members)


To receive the ACAPT member rate, you must log in to your ACAPT account. If you don't have an account, you can register for free here. When you create your account, ACAPT will review and approve if you qualify for the ACAPT member rate.

ACAPT membership

All faculty members and clinical affiliates of a member institution can use ACAPT member benefits and set up their free online ACAPT account at members.acapt.org. A faculty member or clinical affiliate of a member institution may be individual members of ACAPT. Individual members do not pay dues to ACAPT.

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