This program is no longer available for enrolment.

Please refer to the alternative program: BACHELOR OF PHYSIOTHERAPY (HONOURS)

Duration

4 Years full-time

Commencing 2014

Semester 1

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

64

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy.

Entry requirements

OP/Rank 2014

2/98.5

QTAC Code(s)

726002 - B Physiotherapy
726002 - The UQ OP Guarantee Scheme does not apply to this program

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English and one of Biological Science, Chemistry or Physics (Physics recommended).

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2014:

Indicative annual fee 2014: AUD$ 8068

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Closing Date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

How to apply

Enquiries for Australian students

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Email: enquiries.shrs@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 4506

http://www.shrs.uq.edu.au

Duration

4 Years full-time

Commencing 2014

Semester 1

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

64

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English and one of Biological Science, Chemistry or Physics (Physics recommended). View the equivalent qualifications for international students.

CRICOS Code: 001959C

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. View the English proficiency policy.

View the entry requirements for international students.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 33060

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through UQ International.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 15 of the previous year for Category 1 and 2 countries; October 15 of the previous year for Category 3 and 4 countries.

This program is eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing.

How to apply

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Online Enquiries: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

http://www.shrs.uq.edu.au

Why study the Bachelor of Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is concerned with the promotion, maintenance and restoration of health and the prevention of disability, in people of all ages. Physiotherapists optimise potential ability, physical function, independence and quality of life through rehabilitation practices.

To achieve this, physiotherapists require an extensive understanding of physical, structural and physiological aspects of human form and movement, as well as factors relating to human functioning and the acquisition of skill.

Physiotherapy often involves promotion of motor development and coordination, physical methods to control pain, therapeutic exercise for impaired muscle systems, assisting in the physical management of the cardio-respiratory system, or improving balance and motor control for better performance and function.

What you can study

The program teaches graduates how to care for people experiencing pain or loss of function caused by a physical injury or disorder and for people with physical disabilities. Such disabilities and disorders can arise from a variety of causes including injury, disease, congenital abnormalities, ageing and degenerative processes.

The program includes basic science courses such as anatomy, physics, psychology and statistics, as well as relevant medical courses.

Throughout the program students visit hospitals, developing their understanding of the profession. During their final year, students undertake supervised clinical practice in affiliated hospitals and community situations.

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy.

Majors/Specialisations

Studies may be undertaken in the following specialisations. Please click on the major(s) that are of interest to you for more information.

Placement courses

Students are required to complete 1230 hours of supervised placement throughout the duration of their program. Some clinic placements may be outside the Brisbane metropolitan area and students are expected to fund their travel, accommodation and daily living expenses. Students are asked to submit their interest and preferred areas for placements. It may be possible to arrange accommodation at local nurses homes for Queensland Health placements for a minimal cost. Placements are of 5 weeks duration and are usually conducted on a full-time basis and occur in the fourth year of the program.

This allows for sufficient planning for regional, interstate or international placements. Allocation will be as equitable as possible and issues of hardship will be dealt with at the discretion of the head of division.

Students wishing to undertake a clinical placement in an international location may be permitted to do so under certain conditions. Students are responsible for personal arrangements such as visa, insurance, travel and accommodation and are liable for associated costs. Placements will not be organised or will be cancelled if a travel warning to the country/region applies. Interested students should discuss with the Clinical Education Placement Manager.

Research component

In years three and four all students learn statistics and research techniques but those enrolled in honours undertake different courses to those taken by pass degree students.

Honours

Honours is a modified program of study in year 3 and 4, with entry based on grade point average.

Study options

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

OP/Rank 2014
2/98.5

QTAC Code(s)
726002 - B Physiotherapy

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English and one of Biological Science, Chemistry or Physics (Physics recommended).

Additional application information

For applicants who need to provide evidence of English proficiency, please note: this program requires a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum. IELTS a minimum of 7in each band is required.

Students are required to provide proof of immunisation against certain diseases, including hepatitis B before the commencement of study.

A Senior First Aid Certificate (including CPR) and a Blue Card are also required before the commencement of clinical practice.

Further details of these requirements will be provided with offer material.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Click here for application procedures for Australian students.

Closing date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

Entry requirements for International students

View the entry requirements for international students.

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English and one of Biological Science, Chemistry or Physics (Physics recommended). View the equivalent qualifications for International students.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 001959C

International students must undertake this program on campus at UQ on a full time basis to be eligible to apply for an Australian student visa. Please contact UQ International.

Click here for more information on applying for a visa.

English proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through UQ International.

Click here for application procedures for International students.

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 15 of the previous year for Category 1 and 2 countries; October 15 of the previous year for Category 3 and 4 countries.

This program is eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing.

Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2014:

Indicative annual fee 2014: AUD$ 8068

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Students' actual annual fees may vary in accordance with their choices of majors and electives and whether they study in Summer Semester. The University reviews fees annually.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 33060

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.

Fees calculator

Select the Fees Calculator to guide you through a series of options allowing you to select details of courses you are interested in studying to estimate your fees for a semester.

Additional costs

  • Students are expected to fund travel and living expenses associated with placements, some of which may be outside the Brisbane metropolitan area.
  • Senior First Aid Certificate (including CPR) (approx $155)
  • A clinical uniform shirt is required and may be purchased from the School.

Fee rules

View the 2014 Fee Rules.

What you can do with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Careers

Graduates work in hospitals, community health centres and agencies, rehabilitation units, or in preschool and school programs. Alternatively, they may prefer to work in private practice offering treatments to a full range of patients or specialising in areas such as sports physiotherapy, manipulative physiotherapy, paediatrics, obstetrics, orthopaedics or other fields of particular interest. Additional employment opportunities exist for researchers, advisors or consultants in educational, industrial or government institutions.

To find out more about where a career in Physiotherapy can take you, visit the www.uq.edu.au/health/careers

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Australian Physiotherapy Association

Accreditation body

  • Australian Physiotherapy Association

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Bachelor of Physiotherapy

To complete the Bachelor of Physiotherapy, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain #64 from Part A of the BPhty List. For honours, a student is required to obtain #64 taking a program modified as listed in Part B of the BPhty List.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy.

Program Rules for the Bachelor of Physiotherapy