The Doctor of Physiotherapy is an Extended Masters degree that offers a fast-track pathway to becoming a physiotherapist. A series of coursework units will provide you with foundational knowledge in the broad range of specialist and practical areas that encompass the physiotherapy profession.
You will complete case studies and clinical placements to help you apply your knowledge to make well-informed clinical decisions. Furthermore, your studies will emphasise evidence-based practice and encourage you to think critically.
Please note: Participation is obligatory in laboratory classes, which require frequent disrobing when acting as clients or patients within the peer group. Being able to physically manipulate people, including lifting and supporting those with disabilities, is also an essential requirement.
Classes commence Monday, 4 January 2021.
What you'll learn
- Utilise knowledge of biophysical, behavioural and clinical science into the safe and ethical delivery of physiotherapy services in diverse and dynamic settings
- Critically analyse information to plan, implement and evaluate physiotherapy practice
- Source, appraise, manage and use a wide range of information relevant to evidence-informed physiotherapy practice and effective decision-making
- Use effective and respectful strategies for communication with diverse stakeholders
- Use relevant technologies as part of contemporary physiotherapy practice
- Demonstrate ongoing commitment to professional development and contribution to the profession through building personal lifelong learning capacities
- Understand the local, national and global factors that inform the delivery of physiotherapy services within a global health care perspective
- Demonstrate effective cross-cultural capabilities as part of respectful interactions in physiotherapy practice
- Apply professional skills for working independent and collaboratively in physiotherapy practice and within interprofessional teams