Duration

2 Years full-time

Commencing 2015

Summer Semester

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

40

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 Studies.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

An approved bachelor degree or equivalent (other than physiotherapy) with a minimum GPA of 4.0. Entry is competitive based on GPA. The GPA required for entry in summer 2013 was 5.7, but this varies from year to year. Prerequisite courses in human anatomy, human physiology, psychology and statistics.See also supplementary information.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for Australian students

Domestic full-fee place 2015:

Indicative annual fee 2015: AUD$ 19360

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%.

Apply online

Closing Date

To commence study in Summer - September 30 of the year of commencement.

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

2 Years full-time

Commencing 2015

Summer Semester

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

40

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 Studies.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

An approved bachelor degree or equivalent (other than physiotherapy) with a minimum GPA of 4.0. Entry is competitive based on GPA. The GPA required for entry in summer 2013 was 5.7, but this varies from year to year. Prerequisite courses in human anatomy, human physiology, psychology and statistics.See also supplementary information.

CRICOS Code: 039545A

English Proficiency

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

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 38580

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

May 31 of the year of commencement.

This program is eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing.

How to apply

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: +61 3 86767004
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 Studies?

This program equips graduate entry students with the theoretical knowledge, skills and professional attributes necessary for careers in physiotherapy. Students are prepared for ongoing professional development throughout their careers.

Physiotherapists treat the reactions and responses of the body to injury, disease or abnormalities in development. They are also key health professionals in the prevention of injury. 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.

Graduates 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

Students develop an understanding of the principles of scientific method, critical analysis and research design and apply them to professional practice; and appreciate the physiotherapists role in health promotion, injury prevention and effective treatment planning, implementation and evaluation.

Courses

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

Placement courses

Students are required to complete 1000 hours of supervised placement throughout the duration of their program. Clinic placements may be outside the Brisbane metropolitan area and students are expected to fund their travel, accommodation and daily living expenses. Students 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 in the summer and second year of the program. Allocation will be as equitable as possible and issues of hardship will be dealt with at the discretion of the Head of Division or their nominee.

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 their proposal with the Clinical Education Placement Managers.

Research component

Students may opt to undertake a research project.

Study options

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

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

An approved bachelor degree or equivalent (other than physiotherapy) with a minimum GPA of 4.0. Entry is competitive based on GPA. The GPA required for entry in summer 2013 was 5.7, but this varies from year to year. Prerequisite courses in human anatomy, human physiology, psychology and statistics.See also supplementary information.

Additional application information

An applicant's first degree should be in fields such as physical or biological sciences, human movement science, allied health, provided that prerequisite courses in human anatomy, human physiology, psychology and statistics are completed.

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.

This program starts in summer semester and is a full two years in duration, including a second summer semester.

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

Apply online

Apply online to the Master of Physiotherapy Studies .

Closing date

To commence study in Summer - September 30 of the year of commencement.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

An approved bachelor degree or equivalent (other than physiotherapy) with a minimum GPA of 4.0. Entry is competitive based on GPA. The GPA required for entry in summer 2013 was 5.7, but this varies from year to year. Prerequisite courses in human anatomy, human physiology, psychology and statistics.See also supplementary information.

Additional application requirements

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

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 039545A

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

May 31 of the year of commencement.

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 2015:

Indicative annual fee 2015: AUD$ 19360

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$ 38580

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 2015 Fee Rules.

What you can do with a Master of Physiotherapy Studies

Careers

Graduates work in hospitals, rehabilitation units, community health centres or in preschool or 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, musculoskeletal physiotherapy, paediatrics, obstetrics, orthopaedics, or other fields of particular interest. Additional employment opportunities exist as researchers, advisers or consultants in educational, industrial or government institutions.

Professional memberships

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

  • Physiotherapists Board of Queensland

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 Studies

To complete the Master of Physiotherapy Studies, 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 #40 from the MPhtySt List. Refer to MPhtySt rules for further information.

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

Program Rules for the Master of Physiotherapy Studies