Duration

2 Years full-time

Commencing 2018

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 degree (other than physiotherapy) in a field such as physical or biological sciences or allied health.

Entry is competitive based on GPA.

University level or equivalent courses are 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

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

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

Web: https://shrs.uq.edu.au/

Duration

2 Years full-time

Commencing 2018

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 degree (other than physiotherapy) in a field such as physical or biological sciences or allied health.

Entry is competitive based on GPA.

University level or equivalent courses are 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

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

May 31 of the year of commencement.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: +61 3 86767004
Within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Web: https://shrs.uq.edu.au/

Enquire online

Why study the Master of Physiotherapy Studies?

This program will equip you with the theoretical knowledge, skills and professional attributes necessary for careers in physiotherapy. Physiotherapists treat the reactions and responses of the body to injury, disease or abnormalities in development. They are key health professionals in the prevention of injury.

Physiotherapy often involves:

  • assisting in the physical management of the cardio-respiratory system
  • improving balance and motor control for better performance and function
  • physical methods to control pain
  • promotion of motor development and coordination
  • therapeutic exercise for impaired muscle systems.

Choose the Master of Physiotherapy Studies and you will graduate with an integrated body of knowledge and the clinical abilities, problem-solving skills and professional attributes to provide competent physiotherapy service in a wide range of contexts. You will also commit to self-learning and professional growth, and be able to adapt to change and respond to challenge. You will gain extensive practical experience in hospitals and clinics, both off and on campus.

What you can study

You will commence in this program with an introduction to the fundamental knowledge relating to professional issues, communication, physiotherapy examination and treatment techniques.

In the subsequent semesters, you will be exposed to the theoretical, practical and research aspects of musculoskeletal, cardiothoracic and neurological physiotherapy across the lifespan before undertaking supervised practice to develop their core competencies and ethical and professional behaviours necessary to function as a physiotherapist.

Courses

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

Click on the course code to view the Course Profile, for further information including advice of courses with shared teaching activities. Refer also to PPL 3.20.02 Course and Program Design - Procedures.

Placement courses

You will undertake supervised clinical practice in a range of clinical settings that includes hospitals, educational facilities, other health care organisations, private practices and UQ's internal clinics. During placements, you will have the opportunity to apply your theoretical knowledge acquired through coursework and research to practice and develop your clinical skills in real life settings.

Throughout the program, you will engage in clinical experiences and commence full time clinical placements in the second year of the program.

Clinical placements may be outside of the Brisbane metropolitan area where you will be required to fund your travel, accommodation and daily living expenses.

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 degree (other than physiotherapy) in a field such as physical or biological sciences or allied health.

Entry is competitive based on GPA.

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

Additional application information

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 has pre-placement requirements which must be met prior to commencement of the program or a placement course. Further details can be found on the Placement Ready website.

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 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 degree (other than physiotherapy) in a field such as physical or biological sciences or allied health.

Entry is competitive based on GPA.

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

Additional application requirements

This program has limited intake capacity.

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

This program has pre-placement requirements which must be met prior to commencement of the program or a placement course. Further details can be found on the Placement Ready website.

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.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Additional costs

  • Annual CPR recertification (approx $55)
  • 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.
  • Costs for vaccinations and serology are the responsibility of the student and will vary based on individual and program requirements.

What you can do with a Master of Physiotherapy Studies

Careers

Graduates work in hospitals, rehabilitation units, community health centres and in schools. They may work in private practice offering treatments to a full range of patients or specialise in areas such as sports physiotherapy, musculoskeletal physiotherapy, paediatrics, obstetrics, orthopaedics or other fields of particular interest.

Professional registration

Graduates may be eligible for registration with the following organisations:

  • Physiotherapy Board of Australia

Completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic registration. Please contact the registration body for details of any conditions for registration.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following organisations:

  • Australian Physiotherapy Association

Accrediting body

This program has been accredited by:

  • Australian Physiotherapy Council

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