ЗМІСТ ПРОФЕСІЙНОЇ ПІДГОТОВКИ ФАХІВЦІВ З ФІЗИЧНОЇ РЕАБІЛІТАЦІЇ (ФІЗИЧНОЇ ТЕРАПІЇ) У ВИЩИХ НАВЧАЛЬНИХ ЗАКЛАДАХ АВСТРІЇ
The Content of Training of the Specialists in Physical Rehabilitation (Physical Therapy) in Higher Educational Institutions in Austria
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Modern research scientists are characterized by low domestic attention to the study of the European experience university training specialists in physical therapy. In the system of rehabilitation of European countries the term «physical therapy» is used, which is identical in content to Ukraine adopted the term «physical rehabilitation». The article presents the content of training bachelors and masters of physical therapy in higher educational institutions in Austria. As you know, the professional activity of physical therapists in Austria is under state protection, and Austrian university diplomas are recognized in most countries, especially in the medical sphere, topical study of the European experience of training bachelors and masters in physical rehabilitation (physical therapy), particularly in higher educational institutions of Austria. The list of Austrian universities that are preparing bachelors and/or masters’ physiotherapy is given. The curriculum for physiotherapy bachelors has been analyzed in universities of applied sciences FH Joanneum and St. Pölten, and also masters in universities FH Campus Wien and Danube University Krems. The conditions of entry to graduate in physiotherapy at Austrian universities and timing of studying for the degree of Bachelor of Science in physical therapy and «Master of Science physiotherapy» (MScPT) or «Master of Science (MSs) cardiovascular physical therapy» or «Master of Science (MSs) musculoskeletal physiotherapy» have been defined. The article covers the courses, the types of classes, the forms and teaching methods, evaluation methods and the number of credits (ECTS) for training bachelors and masters in physical therapy in Austrian universities. It is proved that the content of professional training bachelors and masters in physical therapy in Austrian universities involves the formation of future specialist able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, work therapists, speech therapists, psychologists and other specialists, both in clinical practice and in research, management and teaching. The competence of the specialists in physical therapy and the prospects for their professional activities has been specified.
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