Location: Da Nang University of Medical Technology and Pharmacy, Da Nang, VIETNAM
Contact:   Kim Rodgers , Volunteer Placement Coordinator
[October 31, 2017]  - Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) is pleased to announce the launch of a new physical therapy project at the Da Nang University of Medical Technology and Pharmacy (DUMTP) in Vietnam. Partnering with local providers, HVO volunteers will work to increase local physical therapists’ knowledge and skills in evaluating and managing adults and children with wide ranging movement impairment disorders. HVO volunteers will also work to broaden the professional development opportunities for DUMTP faculty and staff.
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HVO volunteers will work with local faculty and staff to enhance the DUMTP's new bachelor's degree program in physical therapy. Volunteers will work with students, staff and faculty to advance their knowledge and skills, including the development and implementation of care plans to meet individual patient needs through critical evaluation and analysis. Volunteers will also work with DUMTP faculty, staff and students to implement evidence-based research and strategies into their practice. Volunteer activities may include lectures, clinical training, didactic instruction, curriculum development, mentoring, workshops and research advising.

HVO's physical therapy program is supported by the American Physical Therapy Association .
Volunteers must be licensed physical therapists with at least 5 years experience. At least two years of teaching experience is mandatory. The volunteer should be comfortable speaking and lecturing to University students. Preference will be given to volunteers with backgrounds in cardiovascular/respiratory, integumentary, musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, or pediatric physical therapy. Volunteers are not needed in February or July. Assignments are 2-4 weeks.

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