The disabled, stigmatized, chronically ill and elderly people in Kosovo are being served with allied health services of low quality level, often worsening their already limited capacities to cope with everyday life. The existing educational offers are failing to develop necessary competences needed to deliver better services.
The aim of this Project is to enhance the development of research and innovation capacities in the area of allied health through education in line with the Bologna process in collaboration with clients, professionals, business, academic, industry, and governmental authorities.
The main pedagogical strategy utilized during the Project is multidisplinary co-configuration.
The outputs and results are
- Clear and practical definitions of the research and innovation competences of allied health professionals
- An innovation and research conducive student-run multidisciplinary allied health practice center
- Eight continuous professional development (CPD) courses: one top-up course for teachers and seven for students/stakeholders on EQF levels 5, 6 and 7, and a digital platform to support the implementation of the courses
- Teacher and student handbooks, course plans and other relevant teaching and learning material.
- Regional, national and international networks for disseminating and sustaining the work for development of research and innovation capacities in allied health. The main impacts are improvement of the education environment, introduction of new learning methods, development of new and high quality allied health services/products, and new investment opportunities.
Contact in Metropolia
tel. +358 40 334 6102
toini.harra [at] metropolia.fi