СИСТЕМА ПРОФЕСІЙНОЇ ПІДГОТОВКИ МАЙБУТНІХ БАКАЛАВРІВ І МАГІСТРІВ ФІЗИЧНОЇ РЕАБІЛІТАЦІЇ (ФІЗИЧНОЇ ТЕРАПІЇ) В УНІВЕРСИТЕТАХ НІДЕРЛАНДІВ
The System of Professional Training of Future Bachelors and Masters of Physical Rehabilitation (Physical Therapy) at Dutch universities
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In the article the system of professional training of bachelors and masters in physical rehabilitation (physical therapy) at the institution of higher learning in the Netherlands is analyzed. In the researching process a list of universities in the Netherlands which are preparing bachelors and/or masters in physical rehabilitation (physical therapy) has been established. The system of professional training of bachelors and masters in physical therapy at the Thim university was exposed in details. It is found that the curriculum of training of bachelors of Physical Therapy at Dutch universities is expected for 4 years and consists of 240 credits under the European Credit System (ECTS). The plan is divided into three phases –education (60 credits ECTS), basic (60 credits ECTS) and transitional (120 credits ECTS). The internship of future bachelors consists of two periods of twenty weeks, which can be taken abroad. Master Training lasts 18 months (90 credits) with assigning graduate qualification «The Master of Science in Physical Rehabilitation (Physical Therapy)» (MScPT). The Master program in the terms of quality standards of the European Union (EQF) has 7 levels of education. During the research professional competences of physical therapist that are put in this country by The Royal Society of Physiotherapy (KNGF) have been found. Most Dutch university teachers are actively using interactive learning environment where the students discuss scientific problems demonstrating practical skills, conduct interactive sessions and exercise control. The teachers Magistrate conduct master classes, publish books (including virtual), organize a discussion on the site, conducting seminars, webinars (including practical demonstration), Web conferences, and presentations, and organize study tours. Besides the representatives of universities actively communicate on pages of Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Six days a week the teachers are willing to pay attention to the students. The control of the organization, the introduction of quality results and future masters of knowledge is made by the Examination Board. Thus, the students deepen their knowledge and skills through contact training, blended learning, learning in the workplace. The students also perform a research project under the guidance of an experienced supervisor.
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