The transnational delivery of paramedic education: the Gibraltar case study
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Higher education is becoming increasingly more international, with both governments and universities seeking to expand beyond traditional markets as globalisation increases. The internationalisation of education is a broad term that describes the ‘process of integrating an international, intercultural or global dimension into the purpose, function or delivery of post-secondary education’ (Knight, 2003). Transnational Education (TNE) is a more defined area of internationalisation, where students are able to study a higher education course away from the host country (British Council, 2013)This article is a case study account with personal reflections of an example of the transnational provision of higher education to develop paramedic services in an overseas region. In November 2013, a small cohort of students successfully graduated from an HCPC validated paramedic programme in Gibraltar.
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