Metropolia UAS has launched a custom-designed educational concept for Emirati- health care students - The first students to arrive in April

23.01.2015

The Finnish health care professional's education is found appealing in The United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is valued for its strong links with the working life as well as between theory and practice, for the use of digital learning environments and for the competences of the teachers. Additionally, the long history and heritage of educating Finnish health professionals is seen as a strength.

The Director of The Fatima College of Health Sciences (FCHS) in Abu Dhabi, Dr Rashed Al Nuairi, and The Managing Director, President of Metropolia UAS, Ms Riitta Konkola, agreed on the arrangements of custom designed paid training in a short ceremony at FCHS on January 22, 2015. The FCHS is a leading health professional's education provider in the Gulf region.

This new educational concept aims at enhancing the FCHS nursing-and physiotherapy students' professional competences. The students will familiarize themselves with the Finnish social and health care services, client focused care, multiprofessional teamwork, and modern methods of rehabilitation and health care.

The training is a co-design by the FCHS, Lahti University of Applied Sciences and Metropolia. In addition, several health care organisations are involved, including Metropolia's FinlandCare partners Docrates Cancer Center and Pikkujätti Medical Centre for Children and Youth. The first students will arrive in April.

"This is a major opening for the export of Finnish health professional's education to the UAE. The local authorities and experts have identified a need for the Finnish degree programmes in the field of health-and social care, due to the pedagogies used at the universities of applied sciences. The future prospects of exporting degree programmes outside the EU and EEA are promising. Close collaboration with local partners is a prerequisite for this, however" stipulates Riitta Konkola, Metropolia's Managing Director, President.

Further information

Riitta Konkola
Managing Director, President
Metropolia UAS
Tel. +358 9 7424 5003
Email: riitta.konkola@metropolia.fi


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