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Physiotherapy Elective Placements in Ghana

  • Placement locations: Cape Coast
  • Role: To gain experience from local staff and add to your previous physiotherapy training
  • Requirements:  You must be currently studying at university for a degree in Physiotherapy. If you are not an elective student please go to our standard Physiotherapy project in Ghana page
  • Type of placement: Hospitals
  • Accommodation: Host family
  • Price: From Loading...
  • What’s included? Qualified supervisor, food, accommodation, transfers to and from our specified airport, transport to and from work where required, insurance, personal webpage, induction and orientation, 24/7 support
  • What’s not included? Flights, visa costs, spending money
  • Length of placement: From 2 weeks
  • Start dates: Flexible

Physiotherapist Elective Students can gain experience working in Ghanaian hospitals with Projects Abroad. By shadowing physiotherapy staff, you will learn how treatment is carried out in these facilities. You will be exposed to a wide variety of conditions and treatments which may differ from what you are used to. Certain cases may be at times very challenging to experience, but you will find it hugely rewarding.

When you first arrive at the hospital you will discuss your work schedule with the Projects Abroad co-ordinator and the placement supervisor who will be a member of the hospital staff. You will shadow one of our supervisors who all speak English and are experienced at working with western Physiotherapy students. They will be keen to test out your knowledge as well as give you the benefit of their training and experience.

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Physiotherapy Elective students will be working in Cape Coast, at the main city hospital. It is one of the more modern hospitals in Ghana, with a wide range of departments and a large amount of new equipment. It will, of course, still be quite different to what you may be used to in your home country.

During your elective placement you will live with local host-families. As one of our most popular destinations, there will always be a large Projects Abroad volunteer community available to join you.

Please be aware that most universities have deadlines by which time your Elective application paperwork must be completed. If your university needs information on the hospital or clinic in which you will be placed, or requires forms to be signed by your project supervisor, we strongly advise completing our application form at least one month before this deadline. We can only provide this detailed information once you have applied and been accepted onto an Elective placement with us.

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