Small class sizes of up to 20 students are maintained.
Learning occurs largely via observation and exploration.
At least a five to one student-teacher ratio is maintained in order to provide in depth feedback on perceptual and clinical skills during practical sessions.
Small and large group feedback occurs after practical sessions.
Teaching methods include lectures, the use of visual aids, contemplative practices, PowerPoint presentations, demonstrations, guided sessions, small group exploration and feedback, supervision feedback; all with an emphasis on student observation and exploration.
Tutorial and supervision sessions are included in each training module. Each student is assigned a tutor who may be consulted for personal feedback.
Practical clinical applications are emphasized with approximately sixty percent of class time given to hands on practical session work.
Course notes are provided for each training module. Notes on clinical applications and diagrams and drawings to support the learning process are provided.
Students are encouraged to meet as a peer group each seminar and to elect a student representative. This representative is nominated to give course feedback and suggestions from the peer group to the course coordinator. Students are also encouraged to individually give course feedback at any time and written course feedback forms for anonymous feedback are also provided.