Starting with Transitions: Internationalisation for a Post Graduate Physiotherapy Course

Hazel Horobin, Viv Thom

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Abstract

The post graduate physiotherapy course, the MSc Applied Physiotherapy (renamed the MSc Applying Physiotherapy in 2008) began at Sheffield Hallam University in 2005. It is intended for graduate physiotherapists with little or no experience of working in the United Kingdom (UK) and, as such, it has proved popular with physiotherapists who qualified outside of Europe, with course numbers growing steadily to a peak of over a hundred in 2010-2011. Since many of the participants were aiming to work in the UK, or at least to experience its style of professional work, until recently the course focussed on UK practice. So, unlike many post graduate taught programmes with predominantly international student cohorts, worldwide perspectives were not a priority. Nonetheless, internationalisation of the curriculum has occurred over time. From the course's beginnings a number of factors have influenced the emergence of a more international and global focus: It is these features and the way the course, academics and University systems have responded (or not), to the impact of a changing arena that are explored from a variety of perspectives in this chapter.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCritical perspectives on internationalizing the curriculum in disciplines: Reflective narrative accounts from business, education and health
EditorsW. Green, C. Whitsed
Place of PublicationDordrecht, Netherlands
PublisherSense Publishers
Pages249-260
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9789463000857
ISBN (Print)9789463000833
Publication statusPublished - 18 May 2015

Publication series

NameGlobal perspectives on Higher Education

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