ACCESSING SOCIAL NETWORK ACCOUNTS IN ORDER TO OBTAIN VALUABLE INFORMATION ABOUT PHYSICAL THERAPY

Introduction:
During the third year of the Degree in Physical Therapy students acquire practical skills in order to develop their future professional activity. In the subject “Fisioterapia en Especialidades Clinicas I” students learn about pathology and treatment of several rheumatic and orthopedic diseases.

Nowadays, it is very common for students to use their social networks not only for personal matters, but also to learn about a specific topic. This is why professional accounts are created, and they turn out to be a very resourceful asset in information divulgation. Therefore it is an interesting proposal to include these informational accounts in student’s daily education.

Objective:
The objective is for students to engage in active learning by accessing several accounts in social networks, analyzing their contents, reflect on the information and extract conclusions

Materials and method:
Every student must follow an account or several accounts that is content-related to Physical Therapy and/or rehabilitation in a social network of their preference (Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter). Students will be asked to present interesting posts, “fake” posts and a general analysis of the account (commercial, scientific, divulgative, instructive).

They will be asked to do a critical analysis, and they can compare their results to those found by their fellow classmates in other accounts. Every student will present their work and the 3 best accounts will be chosen as a recommendation to follow.