Physiotherapists assess and treat patients with temporary or long-term physical injuries, movement disorders or disabilities, aiming to achieve the highest possible degree of recovery, activity, participation and quality of life. Physiotherapists may work independently or as members of healthcare teams. They are active in the prevention of illness and injury and in the promotion of health. They are also involved in clinical research, movement rehabilitation, ergonomics and the management of healthcare organisations.
Following a preparatory subject in the summer semester (Jan-Feb), in the first semester you will develop clinical reasoning, assessment and treatment skills in the core areas of cardiorespiratory, musculoskeletal and neurological physiotherapy across a lifespan. This is followed by 18 months of integrated theory and clinical practice subjects, when you will be primarily located in the clinical environment.
The clinical practice and theory subjects extend outside official University semester dates. The course fosters small-group learning to master the practical aspects of physiotherapy practice. You will be given the opportunity to assess and treat patients in hospitals and other clinical settings under the supervision of a qualified clinician.
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Core subjects are required subjects in your course. You need to complete these subjects to attain your degree.
Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).
Applicants must have completed their degree within the last five years.
Applicants who completed their degree more than 5 years ago may be considered on the basis of postgraduate study and/or relevant work experience.
Specialisation - Compulsory: Tertiary-level subjects in musculoskeletal anatomy (upper and lower limb, pelvis, spine and thorax, head and neck), neuroanatomy and physiology (including exercise physiology).
Specialisation - Recommended: Tertiary-level subjects in pathophysiology, psychology, pharmacology, evidence-based practice, research methods or statistics, determinants of health, human movement, communication or education are also desirable.
WAM - Weighted Average Mark (WAM) 65%
Applicants may supply their resumé if completed degree more than 5 years ago.
All applicants must complete and submit a Personal Statement.
Annual tuition fee
A$51 400 per 120 credit points.
Note: 120 credit points represents full-time study for one year.
Physiotherapists are employed in a wide variety of settings, including private practice, general hospitals, rehabilitation centres, community health centres, industrial clinics and specialist centres. Physiotherapists are also involved in movement rehabilitation, ergonomics and the management of healthcare organisations. You may also work in education and clinical research.
The Master of Physiotherapy Practice is accredited by the Australian Physiotherapy Council.Graduates of the Master of Physiotherapy Practice may be eligible to apply for registration with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia. Professional registration may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.