The transnational delivery of paramedic education: the Gibraltar case study

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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