Physiotherapy education in Singapore: a new degree programme through collaboration between Trinity College Dublin and Singapore Institute of Technology

Hussey, Juliette and Wong, WaiPong and Connell, Amanda (2013) Physiotherapy education in Singapore: a new degree programme through collaboration between Trinity College Dublin and Singapore Institute of Technology. Physical Therapy Reviews, 18 (6). pp. 458-462. ISSN 10833196

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Entry level physiotherapy education began in Singapore in 1992 with the commencement of a three-year diploma. The yearly numbers of diploma graduates has risen over the years and currently over 100 students graduate from Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) each year. Physiotherapy education in Ireland changed from diploma to degree level in 1986, and since the 1990s there has been a growing focus on post graduate education and research. This paper describes the background to the development of a one-year programme leading to a BSc (Physiotherapy) (from the University of Dublin, Trinity College) with recognition of the three-year diploma in Physiotherapy from NYP in Singapore. The first graduates of the one-year programme will receive their degrees in 2013. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]; Copyright of Physical Therapy Reviews is the property of Maney Publishing and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

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Additional Information: Hussey, Juliette 1 Wong, WaiPong 2 Connell, Amanda 1; Affiliation: 1: Discipline of Physiotherapy, School of Medicine, Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland 2: Academic Programmes Division, Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore; Source Info: Dec2013, Vol. 18 Issue 6, p458; Subject Term: INTERPROFESSIONAL relations; Subject Term: PHYSICAL therapy -- Study & teaching; Subject Term: UNDERGRADUATE programs; Subject Term: HUMAN services programs; Subject Term: SPECIAL degree programs; Subject Term: HUMAN services programs -- Evaluation; Subject Term: IRELAND; Subject Term: SINGAPORE; Author-Supplied Keyword: Ireland; Author-Supplied Keyword: Physiotherapy education; Author-Supplied Keyword: Singapore; Number of Pages: 5p; Illustrations: 1 Diagram; Document Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: INTERPROFESSIONAL relations; PHYSICAL therapy -- Study & teaching; UNDERGRADUATE programs; HUMAN services programs; SPECIAL degree programs; HUMAN services programs -- Evaluation; IRELAND; SINGAPORE; Physiotherapy education
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