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KEEPING STUDENTS ENGAGED USING THE SOCIAL NETWORK TIK TOK IN PRACTICAL CLASSES OF 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.

The actual situation in knowledge divulgation, where the presence of social networks and other communication assets has a very important role, creates a necessity to develop adaptations in teaching including these resources, in order to create useful content students are familiar with.

Objective:
The main objective in this study is for students to develop audio-visual content related to the pathologies taught in class and upload the content to a common account in the social network Tik Tok. This objective gives the student an active role in the development of content, and introduces a commonly accessed resource in order to adapt the way this content is developed.

Materials and method:
Students are divided in different groups and are assigned a specific pathology related to the subject. Students are required to develop a script, film a video and upload that video to a common created account in the social network Tik Tok.

A common account in this social network will be created where students will upload videos about prevention, daily care and education about different rheumatic and orthopedic pathologies. Students will choose a representative from their group that will be the one responsible for uploading the videos, manage the account and supervise the uploaded content.