Duration

2 Years full-time

Commencing 2016

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 (other than physiotherapy) in a field such as physical or biological sciences and allied health with a minimum GPA of 4.0. Entry is competitive based on GPA and varies each year.

University level or equivalent courses are also required in human anatomy, human physiology, psychology and statistics. Refer to the information sheet for further details.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for Australian students

Domestic full-fee place 2016:

Indicative annual fee 2016: AUD$ 20160

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.

Apply Online

Enquiries for Australian students

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Email: enquiries.shrs@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 4506

Online enquiry: click here

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

Duration

2 Years full-time

Commencing 2016

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 (other than physiotherapy) in a field such as physical or biological sciences and allied health with a minimum GPA of 4.0. Entry is competitive based on GPA and varies each year.

University level or equivalent courses are also required in human anatomy, human physiology, psychology and statistics. Refer to the information sheet for further details.

CRICOS Code: 039545A

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 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 via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

May 31 of the year of commencement.

This program is eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing.

Apply Online

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

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

Why study the Master of Physiotherapy Studies?

This program equips graduate entry students with the knowledge, skills and professional attributes necessary for careers in physiotherapy. It is a condensed course that permits individuals who have completed a Bachelor Degree and appropriate pre-requisites to become a physiotherapist across 6 semesters of study.

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.

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.

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.

Graduates possess an integrated body of knowledge, 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.

Students will 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 Master of Physiotherapy Studies.

Placement courses

Students complete over 1000 hours of supervised clinical placements 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, and there may be scope to self-source placements during relevant courses. Placements are typically 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 Physiotherapy 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

All students learn to be consumers, collaborators and generators of physiotherapy-related research, completing courses covering health sciences research and a research project. Students integrate this into an evidence-based practice approach to clinical practice spanning from information literacy to knowledge translation.

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 (other than physiotherapy) in a field such as physical or biological sciences and allied health with a minimum GPA of 4.0. Entry is competitive based on GPA and varies each year.

University level or equivalent courses are also required in human anatomy, human physiology, psychology and statistics. Refer to the information sheet for further details.

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.

Domestic students in the MPhtySt may be eligible for income support and should contact Centrelink.

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

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

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

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

An approved bachelor degree (other than physiotherapy) in a field such as physical or biological sciences and allied health with a minimum GPA of 4.0. Entry is competitive based on GPA and varies each year.

University level or equivalent courses are also required in human anatomy, human physiology, psychology and statistics. Refer to the information sheet for further details.

Additional application requirements

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.

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.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 039545A

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

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 2016:

Indicative annual fee 2016: AUD$ 20160

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 2016 Fee Rules.

What you can do with a Master of Physiotherapy Studies

Careers

Graduates work in diverse clinical settings such as hospitals, private practice, 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 or may specialise in areas such as sports physiotherapy, musculoskeletal physiotherapy, paediatrics, cardiorespiratory physiotherapy, neurology, orthopaedics, occupational health or other fields of particular interest. Additional employment opportunities exist as researchers, managers, educators, 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 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 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 the program 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