1 x 50-minute lecture weekly
1 x 50-minute tutorial weekly
1 x 7-hour independent study weekly
1 Admission into BHSMPT-Bachelor of Health Sciences, Master of Physiotherapy
1a Admission into BHSAG-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Ageing)
1b Admission into BHSDH-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Digital Health)
1c Admission into BHSHM-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Health Management)
1d Admission into BHSHP-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Health Promotion)
1e Admission into BHSIN-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Innovation)
1f Admission into BHSPN-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Physiology and Neuroscience)
1g Admission into BHSPS-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Psychology)
1h Admission into BHSTS-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Therapy Studies)
1i Admission into BHS-Bachelor of Health Sciences
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g or 1h or 1i))
Assignment; Tutorial Assessment
Topic description
Introduces students to the physiotherapy profession including the development of the profession, scope of current physiotherapy practice, the professional framework in Australia and the philosophical, ethical and theoretical basis for practice.
Educational aims
The aim of this topic is to introduce and orientate students to the profession of physiotherapy.
Expected learning outcomes
At the completion of this topic, students will be able to:

  • describe at a beginning level the application of physical therapy to enhance health

  • describe the key elements of the physiotherapy process and apply this to a case study

  • define and use key terms in physiotherapy

  • describe the development, organization, typical work environments and scope of practice for the profession in Australia

  • identify at a beginning level the underlying philosophical, theoretical and ethical base for the profession