The Master of Physiotherapy is a 72-unit coursework program which is offered by the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. It requires two years of full time study and is not offered externally or on a part-time basis.
The course equips graduates to meet the entry level competency standards specified by the Australian professional accrediting body, the Australian Physiotherapy Council.
Applicants must normally:
The Dean (Education) may however, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.
This is a professional entry-level course covering essential material for registration; credit will not normally be awarded for prior learning unless applicants are transferring from other postgraduate entry-level physiotherapy courses.
The overall aims of the program are to:
At the completion of the course, students are expected to be able to:
To qualify for the Master of Physiotherapy, a student must complete 72 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the following program of study.
Students who commence the Master of Physiotherapy but elect not to complete that degree may be eligible to be awarded with the Graduate Diploma in Health Studies, subject to passing 36 units of study from the core topics in the Master of Physiotherapy or a minimum of 27 units of study from core topics in the Master of Physiotherapy and a maximum of 9 units of study from elective topics from other relevant graduate awards in the university.
36 units comprising:
PHYT8001 Musculoskeletal Practice 1 (9 units)
PHYT8002 Performance of Movement and Function (4.5 units)
PHYT8003 Cardiorespiratory Practice (4.5 units)
PHYT8007 Musculoskeletal Practice 2 (9 units)
PHYT8011 Physiotherapy Clinical Practice (4.5 units)
REHB8101 Interprofessional Practice (4.5 units)
36 units comprising:
PHYT8004 Neurological Rehabilitation (4.5 units)
PHYT9006 Complex Case and Advanced Practice (4.5 units)
PHYT8008 Clinical Practicum 1 (Clinical Placements 3 and 4) (9 units)
PHYT9009 Clinical Practicum 2 (Clinical Placements 5 and 6) (9 units)
PHYT9010 Health Promotion and Leadership in Physiotherapy (4.5 units)
SPTH9220 Research in Practice (4.5 units)
Except with the permission of the Dean (Education):
The award of a grade of Fail (F) in the same topic on more than one occasion or failure to complete the course within four consecutive years may constitute prima facie evidence of unsatisfactory progress for the purpose of the University’s Policy on Student Progress.
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