Undergraduate Focus: Extensive training hours give an added edge
STRONG emphasis is placed on practical training at INTI as its physiotherapy students undergo clinical placements totaling 1,600 hours, 60 per cent higher than the clinical hours prescribed or recommended by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency.
Preparing aspiring physiotherapists for the responsibility of promoting, maintaining and restoring bodily movement and functions in patients is a serious business at INTI International University (INTI IU).
The core skills of physiotherapists in assessment, manual therapy and therapeutic exercises are developed as part of INTI IU’s physiotherapy programme at degree level. The university provides modern and well-equipped laboratories and students are instructed by qualified physiotherapists who are specialists in sports physiotherapy, fitness and nutrition, critical care, women’s health or other related areas.
The problem-based learning approach applied in INTI’s BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy programme helps students develop the required knowledge and enhance numerous transferable skills. The provision of high quality learning and teaching in a research-led environment and the promotion of theory, clinical practice and research as intimately linked activities have ensured that 80 per cent of INTI’s physiotherapy students achieve a CGPA of at least 3.0 throughout their assessment.
“At INTI, we have access to equipment required for clinical training such as models of anatomical structures and actual clinical settings with several kinds of beds. Our training is hands-on and delivered by experienced lecturers who are all very helpful and supportive. They are willing to share their vast experiences with us, even of the time when they were students themselves, so I am able to relate to them and motivate myself to do well in my studies,” says Shifaq Ridzuan, a physiotherapy student.
Degree holders will be ready to serve as specialists and take on roles in management, communication, problem-solving and organisation in a wide variety of settings including hospitals, social services, private practice and sports. Graduates can also apply to register with the Malaysian Physiotherapy Association (Physiotherapy Board) which is essential to practice physiotherapy in Malaysia and use of the title ‘physiotherapist’
The best part of the degree programme is the option of completing the final two years at Sheffield Hallam University, one of the UK’s most progressive and innovative universities, renowned for its first-rate education system and world-class research. Physiotherapy has been taught in Sheffield Hallam for more than 50 years and it continues to be one of the UK‘s leading providers of physiotherapy courses and training.
Students of INTI benefit not only from its more than 25 years of experience and strong track record, but also gain from the global synergy and resources that Laureate International Universities provides. INTI is part of Laureate, the world’s largest private education network with a presence in 29 countries, with more than 60 accredited universities and 130 campuses, serving more than 675,000 students globally.
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