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.
What you'll learn
- Critically appraise and synthesise appropriate evidence to ethically apply physiotherapeutic strategies for individuals and groups across the lifespan
- Competently and confidently apply and lead physiotherapeutic practice in diverse and changing environments and across a range of practice areas for improved healthcare outcomes at individual and/or group level
- Communicate confidently and effectively to advocate for and educate individuals and groups of diverse cultural, linguistic, ability and gender backgrounds
- Competently and innovatively use digital technologies that enhance healthcare delivery
- Be curious, creative, and responsive to emerging evidence and practice change, and engage proactively and reflectively in lifelong learning
- Demonstrate knowledge of socio-politico-cultural influences on health care in a local and global context and an ability to respond to the national and international healthcare environment and broader healthcare priorities
- Demonstrate cultural capability and implement culturally appropriate interventions to improve healthcare outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
- Display leadership and work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders in interprofessional teams to achieve optimal client/patient outcomes