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Pages: 3081-3091
Publication year: 2011
ISBN: 978-84-614-7423-3
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 5th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 7-9 March, 2011
Location: Valencia, Spain

ATTITUDES OF PHYSIOTHERAPY STUDENTS TOWARDS THEIR CHOSEN CAREER IN THE CONTEXT OF DIFFERENT EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS AND LEGAL REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO THE PRACTICE OF PHYSIOTHERAPY IN NEW ZEALAND AND POLAND

J. Gotlib1, D. Białoszewski2

1Medical University of Warsaw, Division of Teaching and Outcomes of Education, Faculty of Health Science (POLAND)
2Medical University of Warsaw, Division of Rehabilitation, Department of Physiotherapy, 2nd Medical Faculty (POLAND)
The educational systems for physiotherapists in Poland and New Zealand are different. The objective of this study was to compare the attitudes of students of physiotherapy towards their chosen career in Poland and New Zealand.
Quantitative questionnaire-based study of students in two university settings
Two university-level schools of different academic profiles offering studies in Physiotherapy: Warsaw University of Medicine (WUM) in Poland and School of Physiotherapy, Auckland University of Technology (AUT) in New Zealand.
The study sample comprised 180 first-year Bachelor programme students.
62% of WUM and 29% of AUT students believed that the status of the physiotherapist profession is lower than that of doctors (χ2-52,44; p<0.02). 86% WUM and 53% AUT believed that the physiotherapist should be a professional partner of the doctor (χ2 -
59,33; p<.000). 84% WUM and 74% AUT were not familiar with employment opportunities for physiotherapists (χ2 - 4,22; p<0.841). 17% WUM and 62% AUT declared that it is easy to find work in their own country (χ2 - 46,87; p<.000).
BA curricula should include information on career possibilities and should prepare students to enter the job market. BA curricula should emphasise that physiotherapy is a medical profession and it is important to collaborate in the medical team to ensure high quality of treatment.
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J. Gotlib, D. Białoszewski (2011) ATTITUDES OF PHYSIOTHERAPY STUDENTS TOWARDS THEIR CHOSEN CAREER IN THE CONTEXT OF DIFFERENT EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS AND LEGAL REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO THE PRACTICE OF PHYSIOTHERAPY IN NEW ZEALAND AND POLAND, INTED2011 Proceedings, pp. 3081-3091.
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