Duration

4 Years full-time

Commencing 2016

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 (Honours).

Entry requirements

OP/Entry Rank 2016

1/99

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QTAC Code(s)

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

Prerequisites

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

Don't have the subject requirements?

AQF level

AQF level 8

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2016:

Indicative annual fee 2016: AUD$ 8449

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 via 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:

Phone: 07 3365 4506

Online enquiry: click here

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

Duration

4 Years full-time

Commencing 2016

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 (Honours).

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

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

CRICOS Code: 082622B

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

AQF level

AQF level 8

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 38272

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 via the Online Application Form.

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.

Apply Online

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

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

Why study the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)?

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

To achieve this, physiotherapists require an extensive understanding of physical, biological and physiological aspects of human form and movement, as well as factors relating to human psychosocial function and behaviour. They have skills to ensure a client-centered, culturally responsive approach to healthcare in an ethical, collaborative model of practice. They are equipped with sufficient knowledge of pathology, biomedical sciences and medical management to be primary contact practitioners in Australia, educated to apply scientific knowledge and clinical reasoning to assess, diagnose, and manage human function.

Graduates will possess an integrated body of knowledge, the clinical abilities, problem-solving skills and professional attributes to provide competent physiotherapy service in a wide range of contexts. They are also committed to self-learning and professional growth, and adapt to change and respond to challenge.

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 which can arise from a variety of causes. It includes health promotion, and prevention in addition to treatment and rehabilitation.

The program includes basic science courses such as anatomy, physiology, physics, psychology and research processes as well as specific physiotherapy courses. The program has set courses with prerequisites and the opportunity for one elective.

Physiotherapy may involve physical methods to control pain, therapeutic exercise, manual and other techniques for impaired musculoskeletal systems (e.g. back pain), the physical management of the cardiac and respiratory systems, management of people with impaired neurological systems and the promotion of motor development and optimal aging.

Throughout the program students visit clinical services such as hospitals, developing their understanding of the profession. During their final year, students undertake supervised clinical practice across a range of practice areas, a variety of service types such as hospitals or private services, managing patients from children to the elderly.

Courses

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

Placement courses

Students complete over 1000 hours of supervised clinical placements 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 quarters 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 Physiotherapy.

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 Managers.

Research component

From year one, all students learn to be consumers, collaborators and generators of physiotherapy-related research, completing courses covering general research principles, statistics, health sciences research and research projects. Students integrate this into an evidence-based practice approach to clinical practice spanning from information literacy to knowledge translation. There is also an opportunity for students who wish to pursue a research focus to enter a research stream in years three and four to undertake additional research. Entry into this research stream is based on grade point average.

Honours

Honours will be awarded to all graduates of this program.

Study options

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

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

OP/Entry Rank 2016
1/99

QTAC Code(s)
726002 - B Physiotherapy (Hons)

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English and one of Biology, 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 7 in 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.

This program may have inherent requirements that need to be met prior to undertaking placement.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via 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

Prerequisites

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

Additional application requirements

This program may have inherent requirements that need to be met prior to undertaking placement.

International students currently enrolled at UQ

International students who are currently enrolled in a different UQ program and are seeking to program change to the BPhty(Hons) should lodge a program change application through mySi-net once grades are finalised for Semester 2 of the preceding year prior to commencement. Students are required to submit their IELTS results directly to the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences office.

Please note, student places are limited and therefore a program change cannot be guaranteed even if a student has met the pre-requisites.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 082622B

English proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

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 2016:

Indicative annual fee 2016: AUD$ 8449

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$ 38272

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 2016 Fee Rules.

What you can do with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)

Careers

Graduates work in diverse clinical settings such as hospitals, private practices, community health settings, non-government organisations, industry, or government organizations such as Education Queensland (schools). Physiotherapists manage the health of individuals from children to the elderly.

They may work as a generalist or specialise in areas such as sports physiotherapy, musculoskeletal physiotherapy, cardiorespiratory physiotherapy, neurology, occupational health, paediatrics, obstetrics, orthopaedics or other fields of particular interest. Additional employment opportunities exist for researchers, managers, educators, 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 Council

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 (Honours)

To complete the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours), 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 the BPhty(Hons) course list. Refer to the BPhty(Hons) rules for further information.

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

Program Rules for the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)