The International Summer University is held annually at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences. Students from all over the world come to Osnabrück to gain international experience together. In addition to interdisciplinary events such as German courses, "Facts about Germany and Osnabrueck", "Ïnternational Competence" and joint leisure activities, the students choose topics from the fields of business administration, marketing or health. Since 2017, a physiotherapy specialisation has been offered regularly, which is currently organised and taught by Prof. Tampin.
The module "Clinical Perspectives in Physiotherapy" includes contents such as the differences of physiotherapy, its professional autonomy as well as differences in the health care systems of different countries. Another focus is the deepening of "clinical reasoning skills" as a prerequisite for independent work as a physiotherapist. The participants visit clinics and rehabilitation centres and get an insight into the Motion Analysis Lab of the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences. In cooperation with students of the module "Global Health Care Management", a "Health Care Summit" is organised where students present various topics in the field of "Health Care". Impressions of the last years can be seen below.
In 2023, 21 students participated in the module "Clinical Perspective in Physiotherapy"; 18students from Curtin University in Perth/Western Australia und three students from the Hochschule Osnabrück.
Health Care Summit - Presentations:
- Healthcare for the Indigenous: A comparison of the Australian and United States health care system and its suitability for Indigenous peoples.
- The role of an Emergency Department Physiotherapist
- Voluntary assisted dying (VAD) – should this practice be supported?
- What government or other organisation in Germany works similarly to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
- Guide to becoming an Advanced Scope Physiotherapist and the impact of clinical settings
- Comparison of public and private health care systems in Australia and German
- Marketing ISU
Due to the COVID-19-pandemie the International Summer University could not take place in Osnabrueck.
In 2019, ten students participated in the module "Clinical Perspective in Physiotherapy"; eight students from Curtin University in Perth/Western Australia und two students from the Hochschule Osnabrück.
18 students participated; one student from the California State University Bakersfield/ USA, 12 students from Curtin University in Western Australia and five students from the Hochschule Osnabrück.
In 2017, 18 students participated in the module "Clinical Perspective in Physiotherapy"; 12 students from Curtin University in Perth/Western Australia and 6 students from the Hochschule Osnabrück.