Publications by authors named "Omeima Salih"

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Norwegian physiotherapy teachers' experience from working in a partnership project in Sudan - A case study approach.

Physiother Theory Pract 2021 Apr 19:1-11. Epub 2021 Apr 19.

Faculty of Health Sciences, Ahfad University for Women, Omdurman, Sudan.

Professionals working abroad as part of a partnership program is a central act of internationalization among higher education institutions. Little research has been carried out on this topic. The goal of this study was, therefore, to explore, describe and discuss the workplace learning factors - especially cultural factors - influencing Norwegian physiotherapy teachers, working in an international partnership project at a women's university in Sudan. The study had a qualitative case-study design, intended to provide an in-depth understanding of workplace learning processes. We used a multifaceted approach which included individual interviews and document analyses. We identified individual, social and institutional factors that influenced workplace learning. Culture is decisive at all levels, and knowledge, skills and attitudes are culturally situated. The Norwegian teachers' learning was found to be dependent on both internal and external factors and the pre- and post-project periods.  This study shows that a workplace perspective on the experience of Norwegian physiotherapy teachers gives us a better understanding of the important factors, associated with such a project. Working abroad not only requires preparation on the part of the sending and host institution but also from the person working abroad (prior to, during and after the stay abroad) if workplace learning is to occur.
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Factors for success in collaboration between high- and low-income countries: Developing a physiotherapy education programme in Sudan.

Eur J Physiother 2014 Sep 23;16(3):130-138. Epub 2014 May 23.

Ahfad University for Women , Omdurman , Sudan.

Background: THIS STUDY PRESENTS AN EXAMPLE OF COLLABORATION BETWEEN TWO HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS: one in Norway, a high-income country, and one in Sudan, a low-income country, in developing an entry-level physiotherapy education programme in Sudan. The institution in Sudan had minimal theoretical and practical knowledge in physiotherapy. The study examined the factors important for the success of the bilateral collaboration.

Material And Methods: We analysed written documents produced in the project from 2007 to 2012 in a qualitative study by using systematic text condensation. We identified vital factors for partner institutions and participants in ensuring a physiotherapy education programme of high quality.

Results: THESE FACTORS WERE WITHIN SEVEN TOPICS: project arrangements, collaboration relationship, curriculum development, administration of the bachelor programme, capacity building, academic community and infrastructure.

Conclusion: We identified several factors that we hope can be valuable for similar projects. Some factors are similar to those shown by other studies. These are probably general factors that are important for such collaboration.
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September 2014