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This strategic partnership is a powerful transnational collaboration between international institutions offering European bachelor Physiotherapy programmes aiming to innovate, improve and standardise undergraduate physiotherapy pain science curricula.

Objective

With this research we aim to innovate, improve and standardise undergraduate physiotherapy pain science curricula.

Results

This 24-month project will result in three intellectual outputs (IOs), housed on an open pain education resource (OPER).

Duration

17 January 2022 - 16 January 2024

Approach

We will take the following steps: 

1. NEEDS ANALYSIS: Partners in pain science curricula will be bench-marked against international best practice (European Pain Federation) to identify gaps in learning.

2.  CAPACITY BUILDING: Partners will participate in two week-long ‘train the trainer’ schools to augment their knowledge / skill set in the curriculum incorporating innovate teaching and learning practices based on evidence-based professional practice incorporating the latest pain science knowledge.  

3. ADDRESSING LIMITATIONS: A dynamic OPER will be developed that addresses identified limitations to support academics with student learning across Europe and beyond creatively using a diversity of teaching and assessment methods in order to expand the opportunity for students to learn (e-learning, problem-based learning and case studies). It will also incorporate outputs from IO1 (methodology of curriculum enhancement process) and IO2 (train-the-trainer programme resources). 

Impact

 Harmonising pain knowledge and skills among physiotherapists in Europe.

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Collaboration with knowledge partners

Our partners are:

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN Dr. Brona Fullen (also main applicant)

UTRECHT UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCESDr. Harriët Wittink

UNIVERSITY OF CRAIOVA Dr Ligia Rusu

UNIVERSITY OF LJUBLJANA Dr. Alan Kacin

UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED HEALTH SCIENCES IN ZAGREB Dr. Snjezana Schuster

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