International cooperation provides new opportunities to physiotherapy students

English-language Degree Programme in Physiotherapy at SAMK is a desired partner in international cooperation. There are several examples of this cooperation, e.g. at the moment one student is conducting her thesis together with a student from a Swiss higher education institution.

25.4.2017 | By: Aino Pelto-Huikko | Photo: Maija Kangasperko's photo album

Fysioterapiaopiskelijat Sara Salerto SAMKista ja Muriel Wirth ZHAW:sta Zürichista tekevät opinnäytetyötään yhdessä.
Fysioterapiaopiskelijat Sara Salerto SAMKista ja Muriel Wirth ZHAW:sta Zürichista tekevät opinnäytetyötään yhdessä. | Physiotherapy students Sara Salerto from SAMK and Muriel Wirth from ZHAW do a joint Bachelor's thesis.

“The Degree Programme in Physiotherapy in English was started already in 1994. Therefore, there are no mental obstacles for international cooperation any more. We have learnt to trust our competence and we know that we have a lot to give”, Senior Lecturer Maija Kangasperko explains.

Cooperation with Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften (ZHAW) started in a meeting of the European Network of Physiotherapy in Higher Education (ENPHE). Maija Kangasperko is a country coordinator in this network.

“Cooperation is possible because both parties are flexible and the processes in each institution resemble each other”, Kangasperko says.

A student from Zurich came to SAMK as an exchange student in autumn 2015, and the thesis cooperation was started towards the end of the exchange period. The Finnish students were asked, if anybody was willing to participate in this kind of cooperation. “Eight people volunteered and the student was able to choose her partner. In a long-term project like this it is important that there is personal chemistry between the people”, Kangasperko explains.

Practicalities in the thesis work

Kangasperko, a teacher from ZHAW and the students had a couple of Skype meetings, where they demarcated the topic of the thesis, appointed supervisors for the thesis, discussed methods and divided the tasks.

There have been several supervision sessions online and supervision has progressed smoothly. It is important to have two students who want to work on their own. The thesis work will be completed in the summer. The students have not only been working on their thesis but they have also completed other studies. (Read about Sara Salerto’s physiotherapy practice in Norway.)

“I like cooperation with higher education institutions from abroad. It is fun”, Kangasperko says. “Things work, when institutions want to make them work and are flexible. Of course, the students have to be willing, too. New things require flexibility and novel solutions from them, too”.

25.4.2017 | By: Aino Pelto-Huikko | Photo: Maija Kangasperko's photo album

Lisää aiheesta

Opiskelija Sara Salerto, lähikuva.
| Wellbeing and health

Physiotherapy student’s practical training in Norway: Sara Salerto’s experience

Sara Salerto, 22 years old physiotherapy student is doing her clinical practice in Oslo, Norway. – Muskelklinikken is partnered with Hintsa Performance which is best known for its work with Olympic athletes and formula 1 pilots.
| Career story

Students will be employed: ”You need to work with your heart”

Haitham Ahmed had always wanted to be a physiotherapist. ”I’m interested in how the body functions. When I was a young athlete, I was only interested in how to train and stretch. The knowledge was superficial."

SAMK SOSIAALISESSA MEDIASSA

Ammattikorkeakoulujen yhteinen AMK-valintakoe järjestetään 26.–29.10.
SAMKissa valintakoe järjestetään maanantaina 26.10.
Olemme huomioineet koejärjestelyissä hakijoiden ja henkilökunnan terveyden ja turvallisuuden.
https://bit.ly/37uGBBL
#samk #mysamk #valintakoe

Kiinnostava meriklusteritilaisuus to 29.10. etänä ja Raumalla. Myös SataMari-hankkeen viimeisimmät tulokset esillä. Ilmoittaudu mukaan: https://bit.ly/3kkzHlX! #Greenship @Meriklusteri @meriteollisuus @SatakunnanAMK @RMCFinland @wasaline_fi @FinlandVts

2015 valmistunut! 📢

Olethan käynyt jo vastaamassa uraseurantakyselyyn? Kysely on toimitettu kaikille 2015 valmistuneille sähköpostilla sekä tekstiviestillä. Jokainen vastaus on SAMKille arvokas! Tarkistathan myös roskapostikansiosi.

#samk #mysamk #samkalumni

Porin raviradalla mitellään nykyään hevoslajien lisäksi myös e-urheilussa.

Samkin opiskelija Arttu Ratisen, joka myös sen ohella vetää yhtä viidestä pelikerhosta, ajatuksia voit lukea lisää täältä:

https://satakunnankauppakamarimedia.fi/fi-fi/article/etusivu/taitoa-ja-taktiikkaa/118/?fbclid=IwAR2u28nV-vlV3CKr_8uigBBjMtWfvAwjU7K_vtxwuWuzrM_hy3qUs_oTjPY

#satakamari #K2SATA #satakunnankauppakamarimedia

SAMKin Robotiikka Akatemian ja Satakunnan Osuuskaupan yhteistyönä syntyi koripalvelurobotti!
https://bit.ly/37sFmmK
@RoboAkatemia
@SatakunnanOk
#samk #mysamk #yhteistyö #satakunnanok #PirsmaMikkola #robotiikkaakatemia #ylpeästiamk