Duration

1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2014

Semester 1

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

16

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 Master of Physiotherapy.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

A degree in physiotherapy plus 2 years full-time relevant professional experience and evidence of continuing professional education OR equivalent qualifications and experience.

Fees for Australian students

Domestic full-fee place 2014:

Indicative annual fee 2014: AUD$ 18720

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%.

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Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

Apply Online

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

1 Year full-time

Commencing 2014

Semester 1

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

16

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 Master of Physiotherapy.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

A degree in physiotherapy plus 2 years full-time relevant professional experience and evidence of continuing professional education OR equivalent qualifications and experience.

CRICOS Code: 026008M

English Proficiency

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

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 37280

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 - October 31 of the previous year.

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 Master of Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy graduates have the opportunity to undertake the first stage in an ongoing program for clinical physiotherapists working in various fields of special interest.

The program also assists graduates to acquire a knowledge and understanding of advanced clinical skills; to broaden their clinical skills across the field of practice; and critically evaluate and contribute to research in their clinical area.

Professional development in clinical specialty areas and research are major career demands for physiotherapists. Students develop up-to-date knowledge and research skills in the fields of musculoskeletal physiotherapy or sports physiotherapy.

Students undertaking a Master of Physiotherapy in either Musculoskeletal or Sports Physiotherapy could obtain a second masters degree in the alternate area through an additional semester of full-time coursework.

What you can study

Teaching and learning activities include: lectures, seminars, practical classes, supervised clinical practice and instruction in research skills.

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master 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 have a current Blue Card (Working with Children Check) before commencing clinical work. For information on obtaining a Blue Card, contact the School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences.

Students are required to provide proof of immunisation against certain diseases, including hepatitis B before the commencement of study. Further details of immunisation requirements are available at: http://www.shrs.uq.edu.au/shrs/current_students/clinical_placement.html.

A Senior First Aid Certificate (including CPR) is also required before the commencement of clinical practice.

Study options

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

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

A degree in physiotherapy plus 2 years full-time relevant professional experience and evidence of continuing professional education OR equivalent qualifications and experience.

Additional application information

All courses are studied internally.

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 minimum 7 in all bands 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.

Apply online

Apply online to the Master of Physiotherapy .

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

A degree in physiotherapy plus 2 years full-time relevant professional experience and evidence of continuing professional education OR equivalent qualifications and experience.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 026008M

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 - October 31 of the previous year.

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

Domestic full-fee place 2014:

Indicative annual fee 2014: AUD$ 18720

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$ 37280

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

  • Senior First Aid Certificate (including CPR) (approx $155)

Fee rules

View the 2014 Fee Rules.

What you can do with a Master of Physiotherapy

Careers

This program offers physiotherapists the opportunity to develop their clinical knowledge and skills in a variety of specialist fields of study. The masters programs in musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy are accredited and graduates fulfill requirements for titled membership of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia or Sports Physiotherapy Australia within the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

Graduates are eligible to pursue the final stage training for clinical specialisation within the Australian College of Physiotherapists.

Graduates are well placed for career opportunities and promotion in both the public and private sectors.

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 Master of Physiotherapy

To complete the Master 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 #16 from the MPhty List. Refer to MPhty rules for further information regarding each specialisation.

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

Program Rules for the Master of Physiotherapy