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Assessing and Comparing Global Health Competencies in Rehabilitation Students

Table 4

Learning needs in global health for physiotherapy and occupational therapy students in Ontario, Canada.

Learning needs in global healthPhysiotherapy (%)Occupational therapy (%)Pearson chi-square

Health risks associated with travel and migration, with emphasis on possible risks and appropriate management, including referrals
 Not important 0 (0)0 (0)
 Somewhat important16 (64)9 (36)0.12
 Neutral7 (28)18 (72)
 Important24 (40.7)35 (59.3)
 Very important16 (40)24 (60)
 Extremely important4 (36.4)7 (63.6)
Knowledge about how travel and trade contribute to the spread of communicable diseases
 Not important 0 (0)0 (0)
 Somewhat important9 (42.9)12 (57.1)0.86
 Neutral9 (33.3)18 (66.7)
 Important27 (45.8)32 (54.2)
 Very important15 (45.8)20 (57.1)
 Extremely important7 (38.9)11 (61.1)
Relationship between health and social determinants of health, and how social determinants vary across world regions
 Not important 0 (0)0 (0)
 Somewhat important3 (75)1 (25)0.03
 Neutral5 (62.5)3 (37.5)
 Important28 (53.8)24 (46.2)
 Very important17 (32.7)35 (67.3)
 Extremely important15 (31.3)33 (68.8)
Relationship between access to clean water, sanitation, and nutrition on individual and population health
 Not important 2 (50)2 (50)0.03
 Somewhat important4 (40)6 (60)
 Neutral5 (55.6)4 (44.4)
 Important18 (36)32 (64)
 Very important9 (20.9)34 (79.1)
 Extremely important30 (62.5)18 (37.5)
Understand the relationship between health and human rights
 Not important 1 (50)1 (50)0.28
 Somewhat important2 (66.7)1 (33.3)
 Neutral4 (50)4 (50)
 Important18 (43.9)23 (56.1)
 Very important14 (27.5) 37 (72.5)
 Extremely important29 (47.5)32 (52.5)
Knowledge about how global health institutions (e.g., WHO, other United Nations agencies, and global institutions) influence health in different world regions through funding and policy
 Not important 1 (33.3)2 (66.7)0.74
 Somewhat important2 (50)2 (50)
 Neutral6 (54.5)5 (45.5)
 Important24 (46.2)28 (53.8)
 Very important22 (35.5)40 (64.5)
 Extremely important12 (36.4)21 (63.6)

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