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Verkkopainotteinen fysioterapian opiskelu innostaa ja haastaa oppimaan (2023)
Online-oriented physiotherapy studies inspire and challenge students to learn

Franicevic, M., & Vuoskoski, P. (2023). Verkkopainotteinen fysioterapian opiskelu innostaa ja haastaa oppimaan. Fysioterapia, 70(4), 48-53.

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All authors or editorsFranicevic, Marko; Vuoskoski, Pirjo

Journal or seriesFysioterapia


Publication year2023


Issue number4

Pages range48-53

PublisherSuomen fysioterapeutit

Publication countryFinland

Publication languageFinnish

Publication open accessNot open

Publication channel open access

Additional informationMarko Franicevicin Jyväskylän yliopiston fysioterapian pro gradu -tutkielma ”Niin siis nimenomaan, semmoinen tavallaan rohkeus kokeilla ja katsoa että no mitäs tässä tapahtuu” : aloittavien opiskelijoiden käsityksiä oppimisesta verkkopainotteisessa fysioterapeuttikoulutuksessa – fenomenografinen tutkimus, on luettavissa Jyväskylän yliopiston JYX-julkaisuarkistossa.


In line with the increase in online studies, an online-oriented physiotherapy training programme has been launched. No previous research has been conducted on this topic. Using a qualitative phenomenographic interview study, this Master’s thesis examined students’ perceptions of learning via an online-oriented degree programme. The results revealed that physiotherapy students’ perceptions were divided into three hierarchically expanding categories: 1) e-learning as acquisition of knowledge and skills, 2) e-learning as an individual adaptive process and 3) e-learning as an enabler. The results highlighted physiotherapy students’ perceptions of the importance of independent study and their concerns about learning practical physiotherapist skills. The student perspective can be useful for improving online-oriented physiotherapy education.

Keywordsphysical therapistseducation and traininglearning environmentonline studylearningonline learningconceptions of learningeducational methodspedagogical planningstudies in an institution of higher education

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Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2023

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