This course allows qualified physiotherapists to specialise in one of the following:
- Continence and Pelvic Health (available in semester 1 only)
- Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
- Sport Physiotherapy
Selecting from a range of specialised higher-level units, you will study clinical management, examining the theories and techniques of physiotherapy practice. You will also study models of service delivery, current developments in physiotherapy care, promotion of health and prevention of disease and dysfunction in the client group.
It is possible to exit this course with a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Physiotherapy once you have completed certain units.
Clinical practice is a significant component of this course. During your placement you will detail a variety of case histories and evaluate each as a reflective practitioner.
Please note: Participation is obligatory in laboratory classes which require appropriate disrobing when acting as clients in the peer group, and physically manipulating patients including lifting and supporting people with disabilities.
This course has an earlier application deadline. Please visit the application deadlines page for further information.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
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 interpret 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