Cross campus physiotherapy education: Increasing access to physiotherapy training in regional NSW

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The number of Physiotherapy programs at universities in Australia is continuing to expand. We have three campuses within regional NSW delivering the same program to under graduate students. The method of delivery across NSW allows academics and students to live and connect with local communities, while participating in a physiotherapy program.
Aim: To describe the cross-campus delivery of our physiotherapy program - the challenges and rewards and what we have learnt along the way.
Discussion: Our physiotherapy program requires flexible innovative academics and methods for delivering our program. Simple videoconferencing lectures across campuses often does not lead to engagement and development of the softer skills required by graduate physiotherapists. We have developed a creative program to meet the needs of our three campuses in three regional areas with Blue Sky thinking and team work.
Issues/questions for exploration or ideas for discussion: Does cross campus delivery of a physiotherapy program enhance or limit educational opportunities for students and academics?
Original languageEnglish
Pages100-100
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventANZAHPE 2019 Conference - National Convention Centre, Canberra, Australia
Duration: 01 Jul 201904 Jul 2019
https://www.anzahpe.org/conference-2019

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ConferenceANZAHPE 2019 Conference
Abbreviated titleBlue sky thinking - Capitalise your ideas
CountryAustralia
CityCanberra
Period01/07/1904/07/19
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