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Physiotherapy education in Africa- The experience in Nigeria

Seyi L. Amosun
South African Journal of Physiotherapy | Vol 50, No 3 | a666 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajp.v50i3.666 | © 2018 Seyi L. Amosun | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 25 September 2018 | Published: 31 August 1994

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Seyi L. Amosun, Department of Physiotherapy, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan., Nigeria

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Abstract

The African Rehabilitation Institute, an arm of the Organisation of African Unity, recently designed a physiotherapy education programme for implementation in African countries.  The West African sub-region, having one of the oldest physiotherapy education programmes in the continent, was not directly involved in the formulation of the programme.  A review of physiotherapy education in Nigeria, the first  African nation after South-Africa to be admitted into the membership of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy, shows that the programme recommended by the African Rehabilitation Institute is highly commendable.


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