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

Don't have the OP or rank?

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.

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)?

Physiotherapists assist people with a range of injuries and ailments, from office workers with stiff necks and sore backs, elite athletes with chronic health management issues to children with developmental delays, and those who have had neurological injury. Whatever the cause of pain or impairment, physiotherapists help people to get moving.

Study the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) at UQ and you will join a long tradition of teaching, research and graduate excellence at the second largest school for health and rehabilitation sciences in Australia. You will build a strong knowledge foundation from your first year in areas including applied medical and physiotherapy sciences, anatomy, professional ethics, psychology and therapeutic exercise.

This program will prepare you for a career caring for people with musculoskeletal, neurological, respiratory and other conditions, using techniques to reduce pain, improve movement and restore muscle control for better mobility. You will graduate with a highly respected honours qualification, with advanced knowledge and skills that will set you apart in a competitive job market and provide a pathway to future research or learning.

What you can study

Studies include basic science courses such as anatomy, physiology, physics, psychology and research processes as well as specific physiotherapy courses that includes health promotion and prevention in addition to treatment and rehabilitation.

Throughout the program students undertake a range of observational clinical experiences that assist in the development of their understanding of the profession. During the final year, students undertake supervised clinical practice across a range of practice areas including managing patients from all ages in a variety of clinical settings such as hospitals or private clinics.

Courses

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

Placement courses

Students complete over 900 hours of supervised clinical placements throughout the duration of their program.

Some placements are outside the Brisbane metropolitan area and students are expected to fund their travel, accommodation and daily living expenses. For a small number of regional/rural Queensland Health placements, it may be possible to arrange accommodation at hospital quarters for a minimal cost.

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 undertake a research project in year 4.

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

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

Students are required to provide proof of immunisation against certain diseases, as per the School's immunisation schedule.

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

For applicants who need to provide evidence of English proficiency, please note that this program requires a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum.

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.

Students are required to provide proof of immunisation against certain diseases, as per the School's immunisation schedule.

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

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) are advised to lodge a new application with International Admissions by 31st October in the year prior to commencement. As places are limited, students who submit an internal program change request via mySi-net cannot be guaranteed an offer 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.

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

Career opportunities for physiotherapists are extensive and include:

  • public and private hospitals
  • community health centres and agencies
  • rehabilitation units
  • preschool and school programs
  • private practice, offering treatments to a full range of clients or specialising in areas such as sports physiotherapy, musculoskeletal physiotherapy, paediatrics, obstetrics and orthopaedics
  • 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 Careers in Health website.

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)