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.
|Title of host publication||Critical perspectives on internationalizing the curriculum in disciplines: Reflective narrative accounts from business, education and health|
|Editors||W. Green, C. Whitsed|
|Place of Publication||Dordrecht, Netherlands|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 18 May 2015|
|Name||Global perspectives on Higher Education|